Graduation season has begun for students in Mexico. Statistics from INEGI say that only 53% of 15 to 19-year-old students will attend high school.
The time of the year where families, students and teachers celebrate graduations has begun in Playa del Carmen.
For many of these families, keeping their children in school wasn’t easy, so this is the time to celebrate the results of three years of efforts and achievements.
While public junior high school in Mexico is free, high school is not. Many of the students who are celebrating their graduation from junior high, will not continue their education. Some will have to work, and finding a job will be difficult, as businesses and companies need candidates with at least a high school diploma.
The future of these kids is uncertain.
Those who continue on to high school will have to pay for the inscription, tuition, books, uniforms and graduation expenses. Going on to University will be difficult, if not impossible.
It is this juncture, at the end of the 9th grade, when many students leave school.
You can change their future!
Indeed some of you already have!
All of our current 78 high school students were once 9th graders and now, thanks to your donations, 25 of them are graduating from High School and 7 of them are pursuing a University scholarship!