In My Own Words
Hello everyone! Hello, my name is Felix Brisuela, I am 23 years old. I was born in Leon, but currently I live in Masaya. I want to share with you my history, my experiences, my adventures that have lived being part of BECA.org.
First of all, I would like to tell you a little bit about me, well, I come from a humble family but hardworking. My parents have been an example for me, that is why I try to do my best every day of my life to show people that I have a great personality.
When I finished high school, I did not have the economic resources to study. I wanted to study Psychology or Journalism, but I did not have money to study any of those careers, so that I could make my dreams come true. I decided not to continue studying since if I studied I would not be able to pay my bills and if I worked I would not have the time to study. It was really hard and sad at the same time.
One day a friend of mine told me about BECA.org regarding the scholarships it gives to young people, so it caught my attention. My friend’s name is Elba Escobar, she told me she would tell me when the scholarships were open, and I waited. Once she told me, I went to BECA.org’s office, and I went through the whole selection process, and I thought I would not enter into Beca.org because in Masaya there are a lot young people that want to study, but they do not have the money to pay for their majors. After 15 days, I went to BECA.org again, and I could see my name in the list I was excited and happy, so I thanked God for the opportunity he gave to me.
I passed through Course One, and I volunteered for three months in a primary school. After that, I won a scholarship, and I decided to study English because it is a very good career, so I studied English for 9 months at Kaiser Language Institute where I learnt lots of things which are helping me to get ahead in my life now. Later when I finished my English course, I got hired in a call center, and I worked there for 2 months. It was a very short time because I did not like the environment and the pressure; maybe in the future I will probably continue working in those sorts of workplaces.
For the meantime I am working as an English teacher in an institution called Masinfa where I have learnt very good things, and I carry on learning more. My students say that they are happy, and they feel secure and confident with me, and they say they will learn English. I have been working there for nine months. It is amazing, and I want to thank God, BECA.org, and all the sponsors that have made my dreams come true. I remember once when I was volunteering in the public school the teacher I was working with said to Walter “Felix is a good teacher”, and Walter said “yes , he is , but he will be an English teacher”, so I think Walter declared something to my life that I am enjoying. Thank you so much…