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Sayda Hernández-Tourism

posted Aug 12, 2020, 8:54 AM by Maryury Ruíz
In My Own Words
August 2020

"Hello dear readers, first of all. I hope you are doing well, and it is a pleasure to greet you again and share a little of my experience in BECA.org which is now HEDU.org. My name is Sayda Hernández, a graduate of HEDU.org. I am 22 years old and I live at km 21 road to Masaya. My story begins in 2016. When a friend came across the BECA.org website, he excitedly visited me to share the information with me and encouraged me to go to the office to be better informed. I remember that the day we went in, it was the last day to fill out the application. As the days passed, we were informed that we had been selected, so Ana Jarquín visited us. 6 months passed, 3 months of computing and 3 months of social service where we had to do different activities such as sanitize water containers, reforest, repair desks, paint, etc... An unforgettable experience. I visited places that I never imagined, I did things of great importance for other people, so I felt a joy in my heart when someone said "thank you" to me. Thank God I went through the whole process to get a full scholarship. In 2017 I started my studies in Masinfa-Nambue. The technical career I chose was Administration of tourism and hotel companies, a wonderful choice. Preparing cocktails, knowing touristic places of Nicaragua, and setting up tables for events were amazing things to do. In short, it was an unforgettable adventure. I was looking forward to doing internships in a hotel or a restaurant but due to the roadblocks and the socio-political movement of 2018, many places closed and the practices were canceled. Writing my "blog" was a good opportunity to express how I felt, what I thought and what I was experiencing. I am currently a HEDU.org graduate. I thank HEDU.org and the sponsors for the support provided and making my dream come true. I am not exercising my degree, but thank God I have a job as a clothing selector, at km 17 of the Masaya main road (ML. CORP). The line I am in is called Juvenile Fashion Mix. As of right now, it has been 7 months working here. I am grateful to God for everything he has given to me and to HEDU.org for all the core values it seeks to share such as: responsibility, punctuality and honesty but above all of that striving for what you want and what it costs for having it, it's worth it. I have a 2-year-old baby. He has become everything to me. He is definitely my engine to keep going. What you learn with dedication and love is never forgotten. I do not lose faith in exercising the technical career in which I prepared myself since that preparation has to be worth it someday. all what I lived and learned has become beautiful memories. There are so many other things I'd like to share, but that would be it for now. My goal now is to attend the social work activities, with that being said, see you soon!.

* Translated by Felix Brizuela (August 2020)