In My Own Words
First of all, I want to thank God for giving me the life, strength and wisdom to fight for my goals and giving me the honor to share these words with my BECA.org family. My name is Abelardo Enrique Martínez Martínez. I want to tell you how I achieved my technical career studying Industrial Electromechanical . It all started when I heard rumors about an organization called BECA.org which gives opportunities to youth who wish to study and seek a better future and improve their families’ lifestyles. When I heard of this program, I found out and looked for all the information I needed to get a scholarship. I said to myself ´´this is the opportunity to make true my dream." I applied, fortunately, I was given an opportunity to classify. To classify, I took a computer course and then I did my community service at the school where I finished my high school studies. After that, I chose my technical career: Industrial Electromechanics. It was the career I wanted to study since I was in my third year of high school. I thought I was not going to study because I didn't have the money to do it, but thanks to BECA.org I accomplished my goal and graduated from INTECNA, a technical school in Granada. I am very happy to tell you that I am now an electromechanical technician and because of that, today I have a job (at Concretera Total)! I call this the "Law of the Reward." If you want to be successful, you have to force yourself to the limit. Give more and get more. Give less and get less. You want to be good, give it all you want, where you are. Give less, but never expect more. To achieve all this, God has given us each two stalwart and inseparable friends, two friends who are called “sacrifice and discipline." God asks you to succeed, and if you fall get up and learn from your mistakes.
Remain "humble". Thank God for giving me the gift of life and BECA.org for helping me realize my dream of being an Industrial Electromechanical technician. Please continue with this project to support many disadvantaged youth achieve their dreams as I have achieved mine through BECA.org.
God bless the BECA.org family today and always.
*Translated by Alvaro López (March 2014)