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Ignacia Alonzo-Cuisine and Gastronomy

posted May 3, 2017, 8:49 AM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated May 3, 2017, 8:50 AM ]

In My Own Words
April 2017
Hello friends and family of BECA.org greets Ignacia Carolina Alonzo graduated from the career of Cuisine and gastronomy of the National School of Hospitality (ENAH). I am 20 years old I live in The Las Flores district of the municipality of Masaya.
It is a pleasure to compare a little of my history within the foundation. Which starts like this: At the age of 16, I was finishing my fifth year studies at Juana Maria Polanco The region Las Flores, for that time I had no idea what my life would be when I left of secondary school, it was then that we were visited by two coordinators of the organization BECA.org to encourage us to participate in the project REY13, consisted in course one to apply To a scholarship in a technical center. I spent 3 months in community service where I helped teachers with the children and in the afternoons I studied my fifth year so I lasted until the computer course. I successfully concluded them.
In the year 2014 I chose my career at the National School of Hospitality, opt for cuisine and gastronomy my first attempt to enter failed and I wanted to give up, in the middle of the year I was operated for. Appendix, it was then when alone at home I saw my cooking programs and they were those means that gave me the most encouragement for wanting to achieve my goals.
The following year I presented myself to ENAH with the last opportunity that BECA.org gave me, it was. When God and Mary of Guadalupe granted me the joy and privilege of entering the School, with one of the best qualifications, I attended the first and second level of the Second level my biggest challenge, since I was traveling from Managua to Masaya at 9 pm, Danger many times but was not an obstacle to not continue, I went ahead and in my third Level make my passes in the Real Intercontinental Hotel of Metro Centro, ending in August Of 2016 with good results and positive comments of my development as a chef.
I obtained my diploma on July 6, 2016, the week I graduated, I was fortunate to be called by French Chef David Dafonte, executive chef at the Hilton Princess Managua hotel, where I was hired as a cafeteria chef, thanks to Mr. David Dafonte I was able to perform inside his kitchen as a freshman cook. God continues to bless me by giving me the opportunity to to enjoy today in the position of chef of breakfast, and of the hot line, very important areas in the hotel. I thank BECA.org for having come to my life and mainly and above all things to God.
For putting them in my way. For almost a year of working at Hilton Princess Managua every day growing more.
Thank you beloved BECA family, sponsors, all because this triumph is yours.
Thanks forever Carolina Alonzo.

*Translated by Silvio Torrez (April 2017)

María Cristina Acevedo - Executive Secretary

posted Mar 31, 2017, 7:52 AM by Maryury Ruíz

In My Own Words
March 2017
My name is María Cristina Acevedo, I am 22 years old, I am the older sister of 6 brothers, I only live with my mom and my brothers. Since my parents separated, we are from the community of Caña de Castilla, the municipality of Diriomo. I am also part of the great family BECA.org which I have considered and will continue to consider that the foundation has been a great blessing. So I want to share a bit of my story. I learned about the BECA program through Professor Roberto Campos who visited us at the public school Benito Juárez in the middle of 2012, informing us how to opt for a scholarship to study a technical career. The teacher for 4 times met us to inform some news regarding the foundation, in our calls also made Eliezer presence one of the promoters of the foundation for that time. We kept an eye on every news item, at the beginning of 2013 the long awaited moment arrived, filling out a form, answering and completing the interview, also providing a personal biography of what I wanted to study, and how I and my family would benefit from Continue studying and thank God, classify the first step. Later the visit at home was made to know more about the new students, in my case the day of the visit was all my family, I remember that Maryury Ruiz visited me. After that process I started with the 6 month sieve. Which consisted of 2 stages; The first one consisted of 3 months of computation without accumulating more than 3 faults, which is missing once but finishes with pride the classes received in Intecomp-Masaya in that period we were in charge of the Coordinator Sorania Davila. After the computer course, we continued the 3-month brigade at Rafaela Herrera public school, where I was in one of the first-grade sections supporting Professor Bernabela and my fellow student of Miguel Pérez. In this second period also accumulates a fault for being late. After having finished the sieve of 6 months we passed the choice of the technical career, personally my first choice was Professional Nursing but unfortunately did not qualify in the examination of admission in Polisal. We were therefore given the opportunity to choose another technical career in the available centers: Santo Tomás University, Academy of Commercial Sciences (ACC) and Intecna. I decided to study executive secretariat at the Santo Tomás University of Granada. Where I started my classes in March 2014 but in the course of the months the university did not provide the necessary conditions to continue studying. One of the problems he presented was that he did not have a computer room. Which in August of the same year the foundation BECA.org called all the scholarship students to evaluate our situation and see if it was possible to change technical center. At the same time, seeing the situation, we finished our studies at the University of Santo Tomás in Granada. Then we visited Masinfa-Masaya and the Academy of Commercial Sciences (ACC) to decide where to finish our studies. Personally, I decided to study at ACC, not only because of its facilities but because we had already mentioned the quality of the teachers. We started the Middle Technician career again in January 2015, during the year of the race we received computer, cash, accounting and other classes. At the end of the year we completed the course titling and advanced excel. He was very beneficial for us since we received the title of Caja, Excel Avanzado and the title of the technical race. For my pre-professional practices I perform at Humberto Alvarado Vásquez de Masaya Hospital. I was in the area of ​​X-rays and in the department of radiology, I was in charge of the head of X-rays Dr. Karla Hernández. Dr. Ramirez, Dr. Carolina Lago, Dr. Alfaro and Dr. Gutiérrez also monitored me. At the end of my practice I got a score of 100%. My desire for improvement and desire to study nursing motivated the doctors to perform management to study the Nursing Assistant in the Masaya Silais but could not since it did not belong to the department of Masaya being the main policy that resources have to couple with Silais. But to this day was not an impediment to my study as a Nursing Assistant since in November of 2015 I put my stationery the same one that I had been asked in the hospital of Masaya only now the Silais of my department, Granada. At the beginning of April 2016 in the same month of my degree as the Technical Technician of the Executive Secretariat, take the admission test in silais, which passes it with the best note of the candidates of the municipality of Diriomo thank God, thus obtaining a Scholarship to study my long awaited career and I can almost proudly say that I am part of the Minsa- Granada I am culminated the first year of the race. I want to share that I have received two job offers; The first was on the part of the Curacao-Masaya as a cashier but I could not accept it because I had already started with my studies, the second was by the Academy of Commercial Sciences for a box office or as a secretary, also had to Reject for my nursing studies. She continued to thank God for all the blessings, opportunities she has given me with the Foundation BECA who opened the doors and thanks to that today I am a professional who continues her path to improve my quality of life, that of my family and Other people. Again thank you and honor and glory to God. .
*Translated by Pamela Díaz (March 2017)

Aracelly Martínez-Tourism

posted Mar 14, 2017, 3:31 PM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 3:35 PM ]

In My Own Words
February 2017
There wouldn´t exist hope if it would not be possible to achieve our goals. Hello my name is Aracelly del Carmen Martinez, I am a 22 years old. I studied Touristic Administration and hospitality at Masinfa. I live in a small community in Masaya. I heard about a organization called BECA.org, this organization help young people who can not afford their university, when i knew this organization i was about to graduate from high school at the Juana Maria Polanco College- Las Flores Masaya, by this time BECA.org also interviewed more than 10 guys but just a few of them were chosen. On the same year we start doing social work with students from elementary school. My group worked on the same school, i was a hard experience that i will never forget. I put myself on the teacher's shoes, it was for 3 months. After that i took a 3 months computer course. Also one saturday per month we did social work, this is one of the requirements to get a scholarship,but it was not too easy, thanks Good i was able to achieve one of my goals which is study a career. I studied my second option because because what i wanted was veterinary, even though i did not study what i wanted, i learned a lot, i am currently working at Mi Viejo Ranchito restaurant, I have found a new family that teach me many things in the same way as BECA.org. This achievement was very difficult, i put all my effort. I am very grateful with my parents and coordinators, they cheer me up to never give up. I am so grateful with BECA.org, because thanks to it, I was able to achieve my goals, I hope they continue helping other people who can not pay a university after high school, for me BECA.org is like an angel, because i never imagine myself studying a career either working in one of the most prestigious restaurants. I recommend people to look for help at BECA.org to be able to achieve their goals and take advantage today that you're young and there are opportunities to study.

*Translated by Elvin Palacios  (Frebruary 2017)

Lisbeth Solano - Executive Secretary

posted Feb 1, 2017, 11:44 AM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 11:47 AM ]

In My Own Words
January 2017
Hello everyone who is part of the huge family BECA.org is a pleasure for me to write about the wonderful experience, to remember the moments that were for me of great blessing and that will be etched in my memory. I am Lisbeth Carolina Solano López, I am 21 years old, I am from the city of Masaya, I come from a humble family, I was one of the beneficiaries of the organization BECA.org to which I am infinitely grateful for the great opportunity that I was offered to continue with my studies, their social and economic support. Well, my story began like this: after finishing with my high school my family we were in a difficult situation, my father entered into a disease that caused economic instability in my home, so my mother could not pay me a university since she I had to cover all the expense for the food. And for that reason I decided to start working to help in the difficult situation that my family was going through. But in the year 2013 a guy learned that there was a foundation called BECA.org where they supported the young people with limited economic resources, he told me that he could ask for more information and I went to the premises to leave my documents, all Requirements After a few weeks I received a phone call stating that I had been selected for the scholarship, I was very happy to hear the news; Was determined to embark on this successful path. The first thing was to start the first part of Course One, computer classes for three months in that time I found excellent people who offered me their friendship and thank God to finish it without problems, then emerged social service in a primary school Masaya Brothers of Japan) which also ends successfully. After finishing with 6 months of Course One, I decided to study Middle School in Executive Secretariat at the Academy of Commercial Sciences of Masaya, my technical career lasted 1 year, in which time I learned to be a better person and a better professional. When I finished my studies without problems and with my title already in hand I entered my papers in the Mined de Masaya where I was hired as Executive Secretary of the public school Concepción de María in the community of Pacayita. All this fabulous change is thanks to God, my family that always supported me and the foundation. I can say my great family BECA.org that always trusted me. Thank you very much to the founder and the sponsors for the support that the young Nicaraguans offer us.
*Translated by Anthony López (January 2017)

Mileydi Sánchez-Executive Secretary

posted Nov 29, 2016, 9:45 AM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 10:05 AM ]

In My Own Words
November 2016

Blessings for BECA.org, staff and sponsors that work hard to give opportunities to poor people. I hope God takes care of you every day. My name is Mileydi Sanchez. I studied to become a secretary, and after a year, I gladly finished to start working. I want to share a little about my wonderful experience in BECA.org. I knew about this foundation because a cousin of mine told me about it. She told me she heard on the radio that there was an organization that helped high-school graduated students, so I thought it was the opportunity to study what I wanted, and the requirements were easy to reach. Since I did not have any economical resources, nor did I study at that moment, I was a candidate to get a scholarship in BECA.org. I was happily selected to be part of course one I spent three months on studying computing lessons, which was an amazing experience since I met important and different people from different places. After that, we continued to the next step that was volunteering in a public primary school. Leticia Potosme and I helped to assist kids in a second grade. Working with kids was such a lovely experience. Working in that school, I met a guy who was really important for me, and I also met more friends like Margarita, Natalie, and Alexander. We were very close since we supported each other in hard moments. The final day of the brigade, teachers and students made a special activity for us because we worked hard to help kids on their classes. That was an emotive good-bye party. The next year, I went on my next step that was selecting my technical career. Leticia and I ended up studying to become secretaries. We chose Academia de Ciencias Comerciales to proceed with our studios. In there, I met Maria Acevedo, Ana Jarquín, Mary Joan, Ana Hernandez, and Meyling Jimenez. They were excellent friends. We got very good teachers since we learned a lot in a year. I did not have any complains about the place, for everything was excellent for me. Our teacher, Maura Lopez, was really nice and prepared for each class. After all that process, we got our diploma in 2014, so it was time to look for jobs opportunities. But for me it was difficult to get a job, and I spent two years on doing nothing. I took my resume everywhere, but I did not get positive answers at that time. After all, in 2016 things changed in my life since I got the opportunity to start working for the Ministry of Education in my city. I did my first my interview, and they liked it, so they told me what my duties were. I started working on June 1st, and it has been an amazing experience. The first month, I worked for the Minister of Education who was Oscar Garcia at that time. Then I was moved to Gloria Bersabe School, in which I have been working for six months already. I feel great working for this school since the teachers and students respect me, and now they have become part of my family. I am also acquiring new background that is helping me increase my professional status. This is a short story about that experiences I have gone through in BECA.org, that is why, I have no words to thank you for giving me the opportunity to become in who I am right now. I wish nothing but the best for you all because you opened a lot of doors that are not longer closed to me. Thank you so much.

*Translated by Felix Brisuela (November 2016)

Miguel Pérez-Executive Secretary

posted Sep 30, 2016, 10:31 AM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

In My Own Words
September 2016

The cordial one I greet all the friends of BECA.org. My name is Miguel Ángel Perez Cano, I am gone away from the career of Average Technician in Executive Secretariat. It is a pleasure for my to speak a bit what I lived in this organization. The truth that I do not get tired of agrader to BECA.org for the great help that drank to me. I knew this organization by means of a relative which was my premium Xiomara Gónzalez, I remember that she realized a call finding out about BECA that it was giving scholarships and we agree to be going to visit the facilities of the foundation for in this then they were located in Intecomp Masaya. We come this day and deliver the papers. Later they me informed that it was it classifies to initiate with Course One, which they were 3 months of computation the basic thing and then 3 months of brigade in Diriomo primary school, supporting a teacher in the discipline and education of the children. In 2014 it initiates to studying my technical career in the academy of Masaya's commercial sciences my career he was An Average Technician in Executive Secretariat for one year. Everything was of fight but thanks to God I could finish my career satisfactorily graduating in 2015. In the foundation I learned many things between them; to be punctual, not to lose the hope in wanting to fulfill my goals and I did many very valuable friendship. Credit been in the foundation was a wonderful experience that has helped me greatly. The effort and dedication of years behind gave to me the reward of being employed nowadays at the Penitentiary System of Granada at area of Penal Control where I take all the legal documents that do him to them internally, I remember that I began to work one day on Tuesday, the 29th of March of the current year, that is to say that already I go 6 months of is employed at this institution which me adapted very well. The first God helps me to continue always forward, guiding by the good way. But I want to stress that all that it had not achieved without the faith in God, the moral support of my family, BECA help and my effort for going out forward.
*Translated by Anthony López (September 2016)

Martha López - Accounting

posted Sep 1, 2016, 1:08 PM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 1:08 PM ]

In My Own Words
August 2016

Hello everyone to belong to the huge family of BECA.org, it is a pleasure for me to write about my experience, to relive the moments were for me a great blessing and remain engraved in my memory.
My name is Martha Antonia Lopez Gomez, I am 23 years, I am from the city of Masaya, I come from a humble family, I was one of the beneficiaries of the BECA.org organization to which I am infinitely grateful for helping me in the aspects of my life both economically, academically and socially.
It was hard to know that my financial situation had to wait a few years to continue studying, because my sister was studying and she got a scholarship and my dad could not both at the same time; but I was not going to stay with folded arms.
I realized that BECA.org was thanks to a friend from high school that as I did not have the resources to pay for our studies, she gave me a flyer and well I read all requirements calling, I decided to leave my papers and then I got a call telling me I had been selected I was glad she was determined to helped in this way, I started a computer course in which I found great people who offer us our friendship with each other, then the social service arose which concluded successfully.
After finishing with the established, I had not yet defined what I wanted to study, in my mind had two career options I wanted: nursing or accounting. First I chose nursing made every effort to study for the exam session admission, unfortunately I did not approve, at the time I was sad because I thought I had already finished my opportunity to study, but God is so wonderful that we always prepares better things of which we expect.
Again I went to the office to inform BECA.org what happened with regard to the review, however I was surprised where they explained that there was the possibility of studying another career and well decided Technical Accounting at the Academy of Commercial Sciences (ACC).
Studying this was initially difficult, but not impossible. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me." I thank God for giving me the wisdom, dedication, effort and commitment to put to get ahead for my family and friend who always gave me words of encouragement, I finished the course with great effort.
Today I'm working and practicing my knowledge also helped with my household expenses plus my needs.

It has been a difficult road to travel, but you can get to where you want is just a matter of trusting God and attitude, thank you BECA.org, the work they do is very important and will be rewarded abundantly, help people in need it is humanly possible with you as their sponsors. God bless you! Keep always forward giving hope to achieve a better future for the families of this country.

*Translated by Silvio Torrez (August 2016)

Leticia Cuadra-Executive Secretary

posted Aug 1, 2016, 2:29 PM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Aug 5, 2016, 8:45 AM ]

In My Own Words
July 2016
"Hello my friends I'm Leticia Cuadra Scholarship graduate career executive secretariat, also received a scholarship from the foundation. It has been a long time since I left BECA, this slogan from a different generation met her through a newspaper interview that Maryury and Sorania provided to channel 2 and my parents were very interested because I had just graduated from fifth year, they I confess I had not yet defined what good would study and after we saw the interview that BECA was a foundation for low-income youth and provided an opportunity to continue their technical studies; my mom decided to go to the offices of the foundation to learn more about what was needed to qualify for further study. Only a letter in which I had to translate what he wanted in the future and that such interest was to continue studying after this letter the foundation would select a hundred young people from different municipalities to receive a computer course for a period needed three months without missing even one day, I remember that at the end this computer course I got sick with chickenpox and I had to introduce all sprouted grains and I remember the teacher nor I wanted to say hello because she had never given him chickenpox and said I was afraid to be infected. That was one of my humorous experiences during those three months but thank God end this stage. After these three months we had to give a good social service exactly the community in a school and I happened to attend the pre-school Úrsula in the town of Catarina, children at the end of the three months came to love us all and good at the end of the last 3 months course one in the pre-school we performed an act BECA and all excited and sad we started to mourn men and women, was so emotional that even makes me want to mourn. In early 2014 we started with our technique to study career. I chose medium Technician Executive Secretariat, the study at the Academy of Commercial Sciences of Masaya, my technician lasted a year in which I did my internship Humberto Hospital Alvarado Vasquez in the same city and also some of my classmates and proudly I could finish my technical career. I give infinite thanks to this BECA.org Foundation since no interest of profit helps low-income youth to get ahead and to be independent. Personally I learned to manage the financial assistance provided BECA me and thanks to all that support and knowledge today I am working and managing my money well. Thanks Grant for your help and thanks to the founder Mr. Walter Hunchak. Again thanks for all and blessings.
*Translated by Silvio Torrez (July 2016)

Eliza Sánchez-Executive Secretary

posted Jun 28, 2016, 10:24 AM by Maryury Ruíz

In My Own Words
June 2016
"Selective memory to remember the good, logical prudence to not ruin the present, and challenging to face the future optimistically".
My name is Raquel Sanchez and Eliza is for me a great pleasure to write again ... but not a few simple lines, but rather paragraphs full of satisfaction in every word.
When graduates from high school my greatest desire was to continue my studies for that reason I went to the mayor of Masaya, to apply for a scholarship, which was granted me to study in Managua, my family opposed since in the capital there is a danger, then I decided to get a job to pay for my studies at a university in the same city, I made my task start, but ... unfortunately leave work for a tough presented at home and therefore I was forced to retire from the university with the pain of soul, at that moment I felt that my dream was slipping away.
That year I lost and I remember that, for the beginning of next year, my older sister called me and told me on the radio were saying that They were giving free Scholarships Complete to study and only needed the interested / a Offices BECA be presented.org.
That was great news for me and so I attended with my sister facilities ... Urania greeted me with a big smile, and I explained the requirements to join the Foundation.
By God's grace I was elected by BECA and sponsors to go through the first three months of training and a call for responsibility and punctuality, at the end of that quarter I thought that was all, without thinking that then continue in the second stage classification, honestly what I took in the period of social service were raised in the morning to arrive on time at the time of the photo.
When finished and achieve be selected for the scholarship, I said ... yeah.! Now studying ... I decided to study Bilingual Executive Secretary in Santo Tomas, Granada.
But it was lousy teaching and my colleagues and I retired and then this year we expect to end the meantime look for another center to study, it was then that we inform Academy of Commercial Sciences in Masaya, conditions liked us very much so in February 2015, they began studying Executive Secretariat were many sleepless nights and fatigue ... the date had to provide pre-professional practices and search company came after company and all doors were closed one after another. Continue to pray and believe in God to help me and I opened a door at the end the teacher Maura Lopez spoke to the director of the Academy to give me the opportunity to serve in the area of ​​Academic Registry and he unhesitatingly said yes it's okay to start on Monday August 17.

I managed to successfully conclude my 480 hours of practice and then the Lic. Carlos Gonzales asked me to keep helping until December of the same year and as agreed and said yes, he gave me in December financial aid and step on Wednesday 30 December He told me I would be working as a cashier me. Oh my God! At that moment I felt a great happiness and joy, but also flooded my nerves, because I never had been working as a cashier, officially started in January 2016 collection in that area until today.
Thank God, Mr. Walter and other sponsors through BECA. org have made my dream come true and many young Nicaraguans.
*Translated by Silvio Torrez (June 2016)

Ana Jarquín-Executive Secretary

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:48 AM by Maryury Ruíz   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 9:52 AM ]

In My Own Words
May 2016
I am a graduate of the foundation BECA.org Nicaragua and honored to share my experiences and achievements.
It all started in December 2012 I had the desire to continue my studies in 2013 but my parents did not have the financial resources. So I decided to help the health center in my region (Termites), performing different tasks in helping the community and health workers hoping to get a scholarship.
But at the end of January an aunt called me indicating that there was a foundation giving scholarships to poor young graduates with technical degrees in Masaya.
Very excited and at the same time indecisive by the existence of this organization my dad and I decided to find their offices with the direction they had provided. We went home disappointed without getting any information. It was not true, was what I thought.
I did not know that in February receive a phone call from a representative of BECA.org informing me of the dates of delivery and receipt of requests, place and requirements to carry.
I waited anxiously that day; I remember my father took me to hand over all documents and filling. Days later I received a visit at my house, then wait for confirmation of my name on the list of qualifiers. I will not forget that moment when I saw my name because I felt my life was already another totally different.
Then I started the course strainer One: first three months I received Intecomp computing, three months brigade perform in school Cristobal Rugama (Masaya). Classify to the next stage.
2014 I started to study at the Academy of Commercial Sciences (ACC-Masaya), career technician Middle Executive Secretary. Great knowledge and friendships gained. The program lasted a year, in early 2015 just hoped my title to find a job. But God had better things to me.
Being a graduate received excellent news by BECA.org, help the foundation as an ambassador, without hesitation I said yes. Performing different tasks (applications to deliver course one day ideas, take pictures at events, and buy stationery). After 2 months Coordinator Intern to more responsibilities, much to give and learn. But in October 2015, I received the best news; a job for me as coordinator certainly BECA changed my life and my family for good. Thank you very much BECA.org that trusted me.
*Translated by Silvio Torrez (May 2016)

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