A sunshine scholarship story

Meet Estela. Our first scholarship student

Meet Estela. She was one of our very first scholarship students in San Pablo La Laguna. She entered the program when she was 8 years old and has been with us for 10 years now. Estela just graduated as a bilingual and intercultural kindergarten teacher, and now she is working with ODIM as a Healthy Mommy & Me health promoter.

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My mom got really excited when we got the news that I was accepted in the ODIM scholarship program because it was a big opportunity for me to continue my studies. Because here in San Pablo people do not give their children permission to study. Why? Because of the economic factor. Because people do not have the money to pay for school supplies and uniforms. That’s why my mom was really happy to find a solution for me. Thanks to you and the scholarship program I was able to achieve my dream.
— Estela

Estela enjoyed studying and particularly enjoyed her internship because she was able to interact with the children. Today she is part of the ODIM family working as a health promoter in our Healthy Mommy & Me initiative where she continues to work with passion to help the children of her community.