Secondary School in Mexico finishes at aged 15 and students who want to progress attend Preparatoria, basically the equivalent of Grades 11 and 12. Fees and costs for part time students are about $100 per month and many students attend part time and keep a job to bring income into the family.
In impoverished families their daughters and sons don't continue school beyond age 15 because their families cannot pay the expenses for school fees, books, computers and transportation. They prefer that their daughter get a job and bring money into the household. CIDC's SCHOLARSHIP Program matches sponsors with students, especially girls and young women, to continue their education past age 15. Currently, there are five young women hoping to start Preparatoria. All it takes is $90 per month to help them get an education and break out of the poverty in which they live. Please consider sponsoring one of them through CIDC's Scholarship Program.
THREE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IN MAY 2018 - 19
CIDC built a home for Yerania's family in 2013. Since then she has attended Secondaria and been a very successful student maintaining over 80% average. She also studied English through CIDC's tutoring program and that helped her pass her exams to enter Prepatoria in September 2016. A CIDC scholarship pays for her tuition, books and materials so that this young woman can reach her potential.
Cindy is also a member of a family CIDC built a home for in 2014. Her family struggles financially but her parents want Cindy to receive the education neither of them was able to access. They see her as being able to build a different life if she stays in school. In March 2017, Cindy enrolled in Prepatoria and has worked hard to keep the required 80% average. She needs about $100 per month for tuition, transportation, books and materials. In Spring 2019, Cindy will graduate Preppa and is hoping to continue at University. Please consider sponsoring Cindy with a monthly gift to the CIDC scholarship fund.
Sandy wants to study Physiotherapy. Her family struggle with finances but with the help of CIDC Sandy continues to get high marks and pursue her dreams.
UPDATE ON JORGE - May 2017
Jorge comes from a very impoverished area of Puerto Vallarta. He left school in order to work and save money for university fees to pursue his studies in Architecture. Trouble was, he couldn't save enough on minimum wage jobs to help out his family and pay school fees and his own living expenses. From 2015, Jorge received a CIDC scholarship for his school fees, a new computer and some of his living expenses. He had a very successful year with excellent grades. In October 2018, Jorge graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Architechture. . He intends to work in environmental architecture that will make our world a better place.