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Hi, My name is Estir Alexander Granados Salaverry I live in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. I have just graduated high school with honours and my dream is to become an architect. I have won the BEST STUDENT AWARD for San Juan Del Sur and the SECOND BEST STUDENT AWARD for the Rivas Area.
I have just been accepted into Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria (www.uni.edu.ni) in Managua, Nicaragua. I am super excited but my family is not able to support all the fees and living expenses. I really want to try and find a way to follow my dream and go to this school to become an architect. So I am asking you for your help.
My family is able to pay the school fees of $65/month but not any of the living expenses and supplies so I need to raise money for rent (room), food, transportation and school supplies. My living expenses will be:
|TOTAL per month||$550|
|TOTAL per year||$6,600|
I pray that somehow this is possible. I will take on a part-time job at a call center in Managua which will help to pay for some of these fees. I think I will be able to make $200-300 per month.
So I think that if I can raise $300 per month or $3,600 I will have enough to cover all my expenses.
I would be so grateful to be able to raise enough money to cover my shortfall for my first year. I am not sure if I will be able to pursue this dream without the support I hope to find here. I hope to find good people with big hearts. I will update you with all my progress and news along the way in this journey.
Estir moves in and to starts classes today!Update posted by Dennis Pal at 06:29 pm
Yesterday Estir moved into his new room with the help of his mother and aunt who purchased some food supplies to start. Esperanza and I drove to Managua to meet them there and paid the first month's rent ($120) from our donations. We would like to thank all who have. . . . .
Painted Estir's new room in ManaguaUpdate posted by Dennis Pal at 03:46 pm
My husband Dennis Marten Pal and I are pleased to support Estir in fulfilling his dream of studying Architecture in Managua. It is a great adventure full of responsibilities and challenges for Estir. As you know, he is not from the capital, he is from San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.. . . . .
Placed a deposit on a room rental for Estir.Update posted by Dennis Pal at 05:01 pm
Yesterday we travelled to Managua to look at a room to rent for Estir. The room is small but has a private bathroom, shared kitchen, and living space. It is a short walk to the university and costs $120 per month, including the internet/wifi. Estir joined us on a video
My Role as organizerUpdate posted by Dennis Pal at 02:48 pm
Hello, My name is Dennis Pal and I am a Canadian citizen living in Nicaragua. I am married to Hope Cerna, a Nicaraguan and have a new family here (daughter Mia and son Agustine). Estir is a gentle, bright and studious young man full of so much potential. He is. . . . .
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