My name is Ingrid Solovi and I’m in 9th grade. I’m 15 years old. I have 5 siblings. My family works in the fields, mainly in agriculture. We get up very early in the morning to go work on the fields till it’s dark. My parents work hard to provide the resources so we can go to school. I help my parents on the fields in the morning so I can come to school in the afternoon shift.
I’m very content and thankful at the same time because we didn’t have a school before. Thanks to Hug It Forward now we have 3 classrooms. The new classroom will provide the community new opportunities and more kids will be able to attend school.
Having a new school gives me joy, enthusiasm and optimism for the future. We now have a school that is safe, and we learn about different things… and even have computers! Having our own school makes us feel satisfied and accomplished.
My name is Sixto Sepet; I’m in 8th grade. I’m 15 years old. I have 8 siblings. My family work in agriculture and we work in the fields all day.
Before Hug It Forward built a school, we didn’t have our own classrooms. We used to rent a house to use as a school, but our parents didn’t have enough resources, and this is the reason some kids couldn’t come to school. Now we have a beautiful school and we feel very proud because we helped build it.
Having a new school means we have new opportunities. We come to school to learn about math, science but we also learn about entrepreneurism and this is very important for our community because it motivates us to create products that we can trade with other communities.
My name is Antolin Jutzutz, I’m 42 years old. Me and my wife and our 7 kids work in agriculture. We work hard so our kids can come to school.
Our community has changed a lot. There are more kids getting enrolled in school and they are happy because they have their own facilities. This motivates them to stay in school.
Me and my wife couldn’t go to school because many years ago we didn’t have one in our community. We are extremely thankful to Hug It Forward because now our children and grandchildren have a place to learn. The community doesn’t have the resources to build one school but the support Hug It Forward is giving the communities is enabling more kids to go to school and have a better future.