Meet El Salvador Scholarship Student, Jhoselyn

JhoselynJhoselyn Guadalupe Rivas Gonzalez lives in Cinquera. She is 19 years old and she attends the Catholic University of El Salvador, majoring in English. She entered the scholarship program in 2016, but she is actually in the 2nd year level of study. She is expected to graduate in 2020.

Jhoselyn has classes Mondays and Fridays from 1:10pm-4:50pm, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:40am-4:50pm.

Jhoselyn’s family makes its living by farming. Her home is built of a cement blocks with a toilet.  The family has access to potable water and the house has electricity.

Jhoselyn lives with her parents and her 2 sisters.  Her 15 year old sister, Doris, is in her first year of high school.  Her 8 year old sister, Alexandra, is in 3rd grade.

Jhoselyn’s community project is providing support to the classes at the school of San Francisco Echeverria, which is a small community just outside of Cinquera.

Jhoselyn’s major challenge is transportation.  She lives far from the campus and being away from her family is very hard. The lack of economic resources and the violence in the country do not make her life easy.

Jhoselyn thinks the scholarship program is an excellent initiative for those that do not have the economic means. She wishes to thank everyone who makes it possible for her to attend university.

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