We put your burning questions to Cindy, our first graduate to become a child sponsor, at The School of Hope in Guatemala.
Here are her responses...
How does it feel to be sponsoring another child at the school?
Very exciting, because it is such an enormous joy to know that you are helping a child, because you feel very excited that sponsors donate every month so you can go to school, it’s a total joy when you know you are giving a little bit back, you are helping someone, you are giving them a light of hope
What did your friends and family said when they watched the video?
I showed the video to my family and my friends, they were really excited.
How did you feel when you saw the video?
I was almost in tears, but it was very beautiful
Where do you see yourself in five and ten year’s time?
In five years I see myself working on my thesis from school because I want to do it right, and in 10 years, God willing, I see myself in a Law Firm.
Why did you choose to study Law?
I decided to study Law because I really like this career and like to defend people, so I get really excited to know that when I graduate I will be able to help a family from the school.
What do you think you would be doing now if you had never gone to school?
I think it would have been hard for me to keep studying because of my mum’s economic struggles, I think I would have only made it to Junior School (basico) and I would have had to work to keep studying.
Looking back, was there ever a time when you thought about quitting? What made you change your mind?
There was a moment when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to keep studying because we were having financial struggles at home. But I thought it wasn’t going to do me good to quit studying so close to finishing High School. I was going to look for a job but I would have had to leave my studies. It’s so much better if you can finish High School, because you know you have a diploma/degree. That makes it easier to find a good job, so we need to finish school
Who is your role model and why?
My role model is my brother because he is a person who set his mind to a specific goal and he accomplished it.
Did you get a lot of support at home when you were growing up?
A little bit of support in my house, only from my mum, she is the only one who has said to me to keep studying, also from my siblings.
Who is your favourite; Tim, Tom or Dan?
[Lots of laughter!] Are we talking about sound or people? [More laughter!]