In My Own Words
Five years ago a boy from the neighborhood brought home a BECA.org flyer. I was so excited to read it, knowing I would have the opportunity to study since my parents for economic reasons did not have the ability to pay for a post-secondary education.
My sister and I went to the school that was giving out information and the director of the institution (MASINFA) informed us that all we need to do was apply. Both of us were selected.
We took BECA.org Course One from August 4 to November 4, 2008. I remember the date exactly. It changed my life.
I classified for the the scholarship and decided to study Tourism and Hotel Management. During my scholarship I participated in community projects and was also chosen as an Ambassador for the foundation (with responsabilities like taking photos and videos at house visits). This was a highlight for me.
I did my internship at the National Institute of Tourism, Granada and in Barcelo Montelimar Beach.
I graduated in December 2010, and after two months I was called to work in the Aladdin Casino in Masaya. Afterwards I worked as a hotel receptionist. It was good to get work experience in my field of studies.
Along with my sister and five companions we were the "original seven." The first group to finish technical career studies through BECA.org.
I admit that having been part of the foundation as a scholar my thoughts, my dreams, my family, my personality has changed. I learned a lot and continue to learn from new experiences every day.
I am proud to feel part of the foundation. There is always something new to learn and to think about. "Life is short."
Thank God for the work BECA.org does to empower Nicaraguans.