A young girl named Sandra grew up in the village of El Estor, and had limited chances to go to school because one of her sisters started school but didn’t finish. Her parents were upset about it and thought that Sandra would do the same thing. Sandra begged and cried to her parents in order to get back to school and she said that she wouldn’t do the same thing as her sister. This is my story and I am Sandra Coc. Even though my mom always looked for a way to succeed in life, we did not have a decent home, enough food or clothes. I didn’t care about that; the important thing for me was getting an education. I began helping my mother at a young age with chores at home. I was never encouraged to get an education by my family because women needed to “stay at home”.
So I decided to study law because I wanted to learn my rights and responsibilities in order to live in society. Also, many people suffer from violence and abuse, and nobody is there to support them. Children and women are usually victims of many kinds of crime. If you are a woman, you get to hear comments like “you should have a child and get married”. However, if you are a man, no one would say that to you. I admire people who accomplish their dreams. My goal for life is to graduate from law school and provide a decent home for my family. When I get a better job, I would love to support younger people to get an education and encourage them to be successful in life. Without an education, we cannot go farther. I want to demonstrate that I am capable of helping others.