Thanks to your support, Jhonatan has been sponsored for the 2018 school year!

Jhonathan tiene catorce años y estudia octavo grado. Vive con su mamá, Susana, la maestra de primero del colegio, su hermano, Cristian Josué, quien estudia sexto grado, y su madrina, Amalia, la maestra de kínder. El papá de Jhonathan vive en Nueva York. La familia pasa mucho tiempo con los papás de Susana, porque ellos viven cerca. Les dicen de cariño “Papá Guayo” and “Mamá Yoya.” Su perrita Negra acaba de parir, entonces tiene ocho cachorritos.
Las comidas favoritas de Jhonathan son carne asada y plátano frito. Su materia favorita es computación. En su tiempo libre, a Jhonatan le gusta jugar fútbol e ir a la casa de sus abuelos. Ha estado ayudando a su abuelo los fines de semana a llevar maíz a otro pueblo para vender. Su abuelo también le está enseñando a manejar. Cuando sea grande, Jhonatan quiere ser doctor.
Susana está haciendo lo que pueda con sus hijos. Ya que da clases en el colegio, sabe que sus hijos están recibiendo la mejor educación posible. Sin embargo, ha tenido bastantes problemas de salud últimamente y con el sueldo que gana aquí y lo poquito que le manda su esposo, no alcanza pagar las cuotas de sus hijos. Por eso le hemos ofrecido una beca.

Jhonathan is fourteen years old and in eighth grade. He lives with his mother, Susana, who teaches first grade at PNARDS, his brother, Cristian Josué, who is in sixth grade here, and his godmother, Amalia, who teaches kindergarten. Jhonathan’s father lives in New York City. The family spends a lot of time with Susana’s parents, who live nearby, whom they affectionately call “Papa Guayo” and “Mama Yoya.” They have a dog they call “Negra” who just had puppies!
Jhonathan’s favorite foods are carne asada and fried plantains. His favorite subject is computers. In his free time, Jhonathan likes to play soccer and go to his grandparents’ house. He has been helping his grandfather on the weekends, to deliver corn to another town to sell. His grandfather is also teaching him how to drive! When he grows up, he wants to be a doctor.
Susana is doing the best she can with her boys. Since she is teaching here at PNARDS, she knows that her boys get the best education they can. However, Susana has had several health problems in the last couple years and receives only a little help from the boy’s father. We have offered Jhonathan a scholarship so that Susana doesn’t have to worry so much about making ends meet.