Support Leo at Mayatan!
Leo is a bright 5-year old boy who receives daycare at Casita Copán, a support center for single, working mothers and their children in Copán Ruinas. At Casita Copán, Leo spends the afternoon reading and drawing, playing with friends, and snacking on meals provided by the center. His mother, Glenda, works hard to support Leo and his two siblings, and is grateful for Casita’s help.
This summer, Leo and his mother received exciting news: Leo was selected to be the first Casita Copán child to receive a full scholarship to Mayatan. Casita Copán was founded by a former Mayatan teacher, and offering Mayatan scholarships to Casita children had been a longtime goal of both organizations. When our teachers evaluated Leo and spoke with his mother, they realized immediately that they were strong candidates for a scholarship – a child with an enthusiasm for learning and loads of positive energy, and a mother who was willing to make sacrifices to give her family a better future.
Leo has proved us right so far, doing very well in his first few months of Kindergarten at Mayatan. His teacher, Ms. Cassandra, says that he is an “awesome, A+ student” who gets along great with his classmates and is receptive to his teachers.
Leo is enjoying the opportunity as well. Casita Copán founder Emily Monroe says that he comes home from school beaming: “Leo loves to share what he’s learned at Mayatan with the other kids in the Casita…they now know all of their colors and numbers in English!”
Emily goes on to describe what the scholarship means to Leo and his mother: “This is an amazing opportunity for Leo to receive an education that can literally transform his life. This chance has also given Leo's mother a renewed hope for the future and for her family. We can't wait to see what the future holds for Leo! “
We need your help to fund Leo’s scholarship, which covers not only tuition, but also books, uniforms, and other academic expenses. After receiving support from two generous donors, Leo needs an additional $500 to cover his remaining expenses for the year. Help us keep Leo at Mayatan by making a donation now!
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Mayatan and Casita Copán hope to continue working together to provide opportunities to working mothers and their children in Copán Ruinas. If we can find sufficient sponsor support for Leo, we’ll be able to offer more scholarships to the deserving children at Casita Copán.
Thank you from Mayatan, Casita Copán, Leo, and Glenda!