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José Potosme-Tourism

posted Jul 2, 2018, 1:51 PM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Jul 3, 2018, 10:29 AM ]

In My Own Words
June 2018
"Hi my name is Jose Abdel Potosme Bracamonte; I studied hotel and tourism management at MASINFA.
It is a pleasure for me to share with you a little bit about my experience as a member of BECA.org now called HEDU.org. I am so grateful with God and HEDU.org for giving me the opportunity to study a technical career.
On 2014 after I finished high school I did not know what I wanted to study. I knew about BECA.org through my sister, I went with my mom in order to apply for the scholarship.
Thanks’ God I was selected for Course One. My experience on the computer course was really nice, I met new people many of them are still my friends. The next step was the best on which I had to support a teacher from elementary school, throughout the three months it last I learned too many things like responsibility, punctuality and how to face obstacles in life.
At the end we all had the opportunity to get the scholarship and study a technical career but the dilemma came back to me, I did not know what I wanted to study.
However a graduated from the foundation told me that I could study tourism, it sound right for me. On 2015 classes started, something important that happen on May 2016 was the last work it was a project on which we had to promote a restaurant, thanks’ God everything finished successfully. On 2017 I got a phone call from HEDU.org, Maryury was on the phone she wanted to tell me ‘’if I wanted to work with them as a coordinator’’. It was another step in my life on which I develop my abilities as a professional working with Maryury, Lilliam and Ana.
By the end of 2017 I was getting out of HEDU.org but through the time that I was studying my technical career and also the time that I worked at the foundation, I realized something I wanted to become a musician for the rest of my life. Next step was study and it was about to start.
There were too many places on which I could study but I really needed to perform my abilities in that way I could teach other, unfortunately in our country music is not a professional career.
I am in the first year of University and I have learned too many things obviously this is just the beginning. I am so glad with my parents and HEDU.org because they are the main protagonist in my life. There is no way for me to thank all the support that I have received but I consider that the best way will be achieving all my goals.
This is the way how I lived part of my life at HEDU.org, there is no doubt that it was an amazing experience. God bless you!

Translated by Elvin Palacios  (June 2018)

Freddy Ticay-Magisterio

posted May 30, 2018, 2:04 PM by Maryury Ruíz

In My Own Words
May 2018
"My name is Freddy Alberto Mendez Ticay, I am a graduated from BECA.org and I studied education. I would like to share with you a little bit about my experience being part of the BECA.org family. Elizabeth Cristina Bermudez was the person who inform me about the organization on 2011, when I got the new I could not believe it because the program was something new for me. I am so grateful for the opportunity that I received from BECA.org which is now HEDU.org. Throughout the time I was studying I had an amazing experience with my classmates, I can not forget all those moments when i was part of that institution, moments that we laugh or simply provide opinions any time we had meeting. Also when I wrote my blogs or how to forget the beautiful experiences that i had on the social work with BECA.org. After i finished my technical career, I worked at Veracruz # 1 school for 6 months as a teacher substitute. After that I start working at Veracruz # 2 school on which I have been working for 8 months. My responsibility is being a teacher for elementary school, even though I start working at mid day, I try to organize everything in the morning. On the other hand I do not deny it has been a difficult walk, I hope I will continue working without giving me up and as it is said at the Ricardo Morales Aviles school : “ After the first step never stop walking”. I am so grateful with God and BECA.org for the chance they gave me to change my life. I am so proud of being part of this family.

Translated by Elvin Palacios  (May 2018)

Pedro Gúnera-Automotive Mechanic

posted Mar 28, 2018, 3:25 PM by Maryury Ruíz

In My Own Words
March 2018
"Hi HEDU.org family, my name is Pedro David Gunera Flores; I got graduated on automotive mechanic career. I will share my experience on the foundation since 2013 through 2016. I did not have any plan to study a technical career or being on a university, a couple of years ago I had tried to study at INTECNA-Granada but it was a waste of time since I reprobate mathematic class on the first semester of the year so I got disappointed and decided not to continue. After that I had to look for a job but I never had employment stability. On many occasions I had to travel to Costa Rica in order to get a job which it was not easy; at that moment I realized how important study was. By the end of 2012 I came back home from Costa Rica and my mom told me that there was a foundation called BECA.org, which gave opportunities to study but first they had to be evaluated in order to get the scholarship. It was a really good option for me and I remember that at the beginning of 2013 I went with my mom in order to apply, thanks God I was accepted. I don't really remember when the classes started, first I had to take a three months computer course, then I had to work at an elementary school and help the students with low scores for three months more. I decided to study Automotive Mechanic at INTECNA-Granada since 2014 through 2016. Now it was a challenge for me because last time I failed. I still remember when I perform my internship at Auto-Nica Managua for three months. It was an amazing challenge for me and even though I did not have enough experience they hire me, maybe because of my good behavior, respect and humbleness. Thanks God for giving me this enormous godsend in my life as well to BECA.org-HEDU.org for their support in order to be a winner. I hope you continue helping Nicaraguan youth with dreams or wishes of overcoming. Thanks.

Translated by Elvin Palacios  (March 2018)

Reyna Ruíz-Accounting

posted Feb 28, 2018, 12:03 PM by Maryury Ruíz

In My Own Words
February 2018
"Hi, it is going to be a pleasure for me to share a little bit about my experience on BECA.org now HEDU.org. My name is Reyna Ruiz, I live in Nindiri, Masaya.
I knew about the foundation throughout a friend who informs me about the program, I visit the main office to get more information.
Thanks God I applied for course one, which first I had to take a computer course for three months. Secondly I had to support a teacher from elementary school, I feel really proud because I was able to help many kids as well it was a wonderful experience.
I was able to complete the 6 months for Course one. Once I was ready to start my technical career I chose accounting at INTAE. I learned too many things. I did my internship at the Nindiri Health Center; it was an amazing experience to share all my knowledge and learn new things.
Thanks god I successfully complete my technical career and I am really grateful with HEDU.org for giving me the support to complete my studies. I am actually studying English at UENIC Masaya; this is my second year on the career. However I am looking for a way to put in practice my knowledge in accounting.
I just want to say thank BECA.org and HEDU.org for your support that help all young people who cannot continue with their studies because they do not have economic resources to make their dreams true.
Thanks for giving me your support.

Translated by Elvin Palacios  (February 2018)

Julio Carcache-Computer Maintenance

posted Jan 24, 2018, 9:40 AM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 9:42 AM ]

In My Own Words
January 2018
"Hi it is a pleasure for me to be sharing with you a little bit about me. I am Julio Carcache, I studied Computer Maintenance, as well I am member of BECA.org now HEDU.org which I am really grateful for the opportunity that I received. I want to share with you my experience with the foundation and how I knew about it. My friend Jacquelin Acevedo informs me about the foundation and she was the one who motivate me to take the decision for this great opportunity. She explained me all about the process. After that she asked me if I wanted to have that support and my answer was ¨YES¨. After being talking with my friend I proceed to apply and fulfill all the requirements that were needed, thanks God I was selected for the scholarship. First of all I had to take a computer course, I remember that I start on 2012 at Academia de Ciencias Comerciales(ACC), Masaya, it was really good because I learned really useful things like Office Word , my teacher was Manrique Cardenas, he is an excellent teacher. After classes he motivates us to continue and take advantage of this opportunity. Secondly I did social work in my community Diriomo, at the Rafaela Herrera elementary school, it was a beautiful experience even though sometimes I felt tired, I supported a teacher for three months. In 2013 I was really happy because I had to choose a technical career, I had two choices Electronic Industries or Computer Maintenance. At the end I decided to take the second one. I decided to study at MASINFA (Masaya sin fronteras), the course was for two years, I do remember that my teacher was (José Vásquez Campbell). I provided my practices pre-professionals at Masaya´s SILAIS, I got hired for a short period of 5 months as an Epidemiology assistance. Actually I have been working for eight months as a Migration inspector at Peñas Blancas, Rivas, even though I am not working on what I studied, I am really proud of being working and help my parents since they also support me. I feel like is fair to retrieve a little bit of what they gave me. I just want to continue working to study English. Before finishing, I just want to Thank God because he always gave health and knowledge. Also I thank all people who support me on difficult moments, specially BECA.org and sponsors who gave me this wonderful opportunity. I hope you continue helping more people. Thank BECA.org, Thank HEDU.org.

*Translated by Elvin Palacios  (January 2018)

Juana García-Accounting

posted Dec 27, 2017, 9:44 AM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 9:37 AM ]

In My Own Words
December 2017
"My name is Juana Maria Garcia Duarte, I am from Tisma Masaya. I would like to share with you my experience in BECA.org, one day they visit my school and inform me about the project. After that I setup my application and it was accepted. When I start course one it was not difficult for me because I knew a little bit about computers, I was afraid of not getting good scores to continue with the scholarship, thanks God I was able to continue. It was an amazing experience because we had to do social work, it was really good because we could meet people and places. I remember we had to make a evaluation of how much the career cost, Antonio gave us some options I wanted to take nursing or accounting so I decided to take accounting. I studied to take accounting at INTECOMP, it was an amazing experience because I learned too many things also I got new friends. After too many good moments at that place I was able to complete my career. I start working at a free zone in Masaya, I work at a different area but it help me a lot, I already built my house and I am actually studying nursing at UNEH-Masaya, which it was the career I wanted to study but do not forget the great help I received from BECA.org. I remember when we wrote blogs, it was a way to show our experiences at BECA, social work and meetings we had with coordinators, we did not meet the sponsors. It was a good help and I will always be grateful for the opportunity I received. I just want to say thanks BECA.org. God bless you and I hope you continue getting a lot of blessings to continue helping more people. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year."

*Translated by Elvin Palacios  (December 2017)

Lilliam Carballo - Executive Secretary

posted Nov 30, 2017, 12:11 PM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 12:12 PM ]

In My Own Words
November 2017
"Never consider study as an obligation, but as an opportunity to penetrate the beautiful and wonderful world of knowledge." My name is Lilliam Azucena Carballo Gutiérrez; I am from San Juan de Oriente Masaya. It is going to be a pleasure for me to share my amazing experience with BECA.org now HEDU.org. I knew about the foundation through my cousin Elias Carballo, at the beginning I was not sure since I wanted to apply for a career at UNAN-Managua, but I did not have the resources, I decided to investigate more about BECA.org, I visit the office and receive all information I needed which really caught my attention the way how they help young people. I apply for a scholarship on 2013. The ex-coordinators Sorania Dávila and Lester Hernández visit my house. Well I was selected; my family and I were so excited. I started with a computer course for three months on which I spent good time with my classmates, and then I worked for 3 months at the Humberto Pavón Fonseca elementary school, through this time I enjoyed helping a teacher. At the end it was really hard because I got along with all kids. After achieving 6 months I was excited of starting my technical career I wanted to take English but that was excluded. First I studied Bilingual and Computational Executive Secretariat at USTOM- Granada, we started on 2014 but we last 7 months since we were not getting the appropriate knowledge. The foundation decided to give us a new opportunity so we had to choose another place to study such as: Masinfa-Masaya, Intecna-Granada and ACC-Masaya, I took Executive Secretariat at ACC. On 2015 we start from zero, throughout the time I studied there my classmates and I learned a lot. I Offer my practices at the San Juan de Oriente town hall, at the beginning it was a little hard but I worked with them for a couple of moths actually until the end of 2015. I graduated on April 2016, I was proud of me since I was able to achieve my goal also because I was one of the best students. On 2016 I worked for four months at the San Juan de Oriente town hall, but then I gave up. When I thought I was not going to get a job, I got a call from HEDU.org because they wanted to give me a chance to work with them; I accept and met the other members. The experience was amazing because I knew who the foundation works. At the end I was selected as a coordinator. Now a day, I am so glad with God because without his help I would not be here, also thanks to my family for their support as well to the foundation for giving me the opportunity and improve every day more. I recommend everybody who is about to complete their studies work hard because opportunities in life only happen once, God will help you, sometimes it will be hard but at the end you will have your reward. Thanks BECA.org because you are helping to create a different generation… I say goodbye with this phrase: "If you can dream it, you can do it, the point is to believe in you".

*Translated by Elvin Palacios  (November 2017)

Freddy Pérez - Nursing Assistant

posted Oct 25, 2017, 1:28 PM by Maryury Ruíz

In My Own Words
Octuber 2017
Hello guys from BECA.org! It’s a pleasure to share my story with you. First, I am grateful for those who take the time to read our success stories. I’m Freddy Fernando Pérez López, I’m 26 years old, and I live in Masaya. I graduated as a Nursing Assistant from Polisal Jinotepe. I believe that we have to be grateful for the talents God gives us, and we have to take advantage of them until we consider ourselves satisfied. My inspiration for a health career has been strong. That's why my philosophy is to follow the passion for my career until the end, and I will not give up in spite of any obstacle I may encounter. I was so excited getting my certificate when I graduated because I realized my first goal: to be a professional in health. One thing my career has given me is that it helps people so this is my best reward. I do not consider being a Nursing Assistant a hard job because I have the passion for it. I say to myself: “enjoy the good moments of my job.” I think a technical career is important in our academic studies, and I know there are some people who disagree with it. However, I believe everything has a value in life, and if you want to get something you have to start from the bottom, not from the top. Finally, I would like to encourage all young people to not give up on their goals. Feel proud of yourself for what you have, and take advantage of the opportunities. Remember, God always hears our prayers, if you ask him with faith. All your efforts at the end has its reward. I’m so proud of myself because I have worked in different institutions like the Army Hospital (Dr. Alejandro Dávila Bolaños), and Salud Integral hospital in Managua. Currently, I work for MINSA (health inspector). I work in a public health center in the neighborhood of Monimbo, Masaya. My job has helped me to continue with my major in Nursing. Thanks BECA.org for everything. Without BECA.org’s help I could not have reached my goal. Thanks for helping me realizing my dream of becoming a health professional. Regards!.

*Translated by Urania Montoya (Octuber 2017)

Elbin Salamanca-Architecture

posted Oct 10, 2017, 3:22 PM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 3:24 PM ]

In My Own Words
September 2017
My name is Elbin Antonio Salamanca Sierra I live in Niquinohomo Masaya, I am a 25 years old. Thanks God for giving me the opportunity to grow on a humble and hard worker family, since i was a little kid my parents show me good values that help me a lot.
I am a young man with big dreams which I have been achieving thanks god. Throughout my life god has given me too many opportunities first of all the most important thing being part of BECA.org, around 5 years ago approximately I found a friend that inform me about the foundation and invite me to apply for a scholarship, I was so excited and went to the main office so I found young people that motivate and indicate me all about the process of getting a scholarship.
One of the coordinators visited my house and told me that I have to go to the office in order to confirm if I was selected to be part of the foundation, once I got there I was on the list. First of all I took course one which was a computer course, it was difficult at the beginning but then I got used to the environment, classmates, then I went to the next level on which I worked with a elementary school in order to support teacher and students for three months, it was an amazing experience but then it was so hard to say good bye, I was also proud of me because I had finished. Then I had to choose a technical career.
I decided to study architecture for three years at INTECNA-Granada, every day I learned something new, on my last year I was so happy because I was about to get my title, I start offering my practices with a company called ECOMUN in Nindiri-Masaya, it was a little hard but I was able to graduate with the support of my family and BECA.org that support me since the beginning until the end.
Well I am working with the same company they gave me the opportunity to work with them, everyday I work so hard and learn new things and I have dreams which are the most important, as well I am so grateful with my family and God because without their help it would not be possible.
I am so grateful with BECA.org now HEDU.org, I want to say thanks for your friendship and good moments that we spent together which will be in my mind forever, in conclusion I invite all young people that work hard every day in order to achieve their goals because if I could you can do it as well and the most important thing put God in first place.

*Translated by Elvin Palacios (September 2017)

Julio Pavón-Electromechanical Industrial

posted Aug 31, 2017, 1:48 PM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 1:53 PM ]

In My Own Words
August 2017
Hello friends and members of BECA.org! many blessing, I want to share with you my experience at BECA.org. I’m Julio Pavón, one of the graduates from Intecna -Granada. Everything started four years ago, when I was studying my last year in high school at Juana María Polanco, Las Flores, Masaya. It was that BECA.org’s Coordinators visited us in order to give information how to get a scholarship to students cannot afford their studies, but who are serious about it. There are many students who cannot continue their studies because their parents cannot pay the expenses of their children in the university, and that was my case. However, BECA.org gave me that opportunity. To qualify for the scholarship, students had to be volunteers as an assistant of one teacher in elementary school for four months, and then I had to pass through computers lessons for three months. I consider BECA.org a blessing from God because only God knew how much I wanted to continue with my studies. Let me tell you, It was not that easy to qualify for the scholarship because there were already selected the students for the social project but something happened, and they got me the opportunity to participate in the social project which is called Brigada. After all that, I became the leader of the group, and that was a wonderful and funny experience; taking pictures, meeting new people, and making friendships with the teachers and students. Finally, I got the scholarship, and I decided to study electromechanical industrial in Intecna- Granada. While I was attending my studies; I participated in some activities that BECA.org organized, such as: social projects in the weekends, meetings with the students, anniversaries, and other differents kind of activities. I enjoyed a lot of the social projects because I could visit new places, people, and the BECA’s family. Also, I made friendships with the coordinators; they are very friendly with all the students. In class, I made some friendships, too. There were always jokes in our conversations with my classmates. I had many experiences in this organization that i would never imagine to have before. I’m grateful to BECA.org. Thank God, BECA, sponsors, and all members of BECA.org. Thanks BECA.org for helping Nicaraguan’s young people. I did my internship at INCASA company in Masaya. They were nice with me, but they could not give me a job because at the time the company had to downsize of some workers. I bought a soldering iron, so I started to work at home as a welder. I fixed gate, roof and other kinds of stuff. Right now, I work for Sabina S.A in Managua. I’m happy working for it because I’m learning new things related to assembly and mechanic. I encourage to the future students working hard because all the process to qualify for the scholarship it’s worth it. I wish you all the best and blessings.

*Translated by Urania Montoya (August 2017) 

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