My name is Armando Macz Col. I was born in 2003. When I was 2 years old, my mother had to fight between life and death due to a sickness, but thanks to the efforts of my family in raising funds for her care, we were able to save my mother. Unfortunately, since then our family has been facing financial difficulties so that sometimes we barely have enough money for food.
Currently I am studying the 5th year of the Intercultural Bilingual Infant Education Teaching program. I am learning what it takes to teach and socialize with kids or infants, as well as how to grade the work of children. I chose this career because it opens up opportunities to study further at the university level in different areas.
In the future I want to become a professional with the will to help others in an academic environment because nowadays many youngsters do not have the opportunity to study. I wish to speak English when needed and therefore I have made one of my goals to learn to become fluent in that language. Nowadays, nobody in my community wants to learn English and therefore I think English will open up many more opportunities for me to find a job and accomplish my goal of helping youngsters with their education.
I am currently going to school two weeks every month. This is due to the pandemic but I also think is a great opportunity because some students do not even get to go to school; they are just having virtual classes. Virtual classes are quite difficult, especially in our village since getting access to the internet is not as easy as it is in some other places due to coverage. At least attending two weeks a month it is not as difficult as trying to figure out my homework by myself as if it were with virtual classes.
In my family I contribute to the obtaining of food that we need every day. I also help my dad cultivating corn, beans and cardamom. Cardamom, in our village, is actually the main source of income for us.