|Birth Date||April 11, 2003|
|Age||17 years old|
|School||Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)|
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Gender Male Birth Date February 7, 2013 Age 7 years old Grade 1st Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyVictor lives with his mother, sister and grandparents in Jocotenango. Their house is made of wood and sheet metal. The family don't have an oven or a stove and so have to use firewood to cook their meals. Victor's mother does not work as she has to look after Victor's baby sister, and the family is helped out by Victor's grandfather who pays their rent. Victor's favorite song is 'Osito Gominola' (Gummy Bear) and his favorite color is green. In his spare time Victor likes to play with his mother's telephone. Victor's favorite animals are lions. In school Victor's favorite thing to do is 'tarea' or handwriting practice. When he grows up Victor would like to be a firefighter in order to put out fires.
Gender Male Birth Date August 3, 2013 Age 6 years old Grade 1st Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyLusvin lives with his mother and two siblings. His house is made of cement blocks and the floor is made of ceramic tiles. Lusvin's parents are divorced and his mother works as a street cleaner in the Municipality of Pastores, Sacatepéquez. She earns approximately Q2000 ($270) per month. Lusvin's favorite color is blue and his favorite music is Bachata. Lusvin loves to play football at playtime and when he is at home. Lusvin enjoys school, and his goal for this year is to learn to read. When he grows up Lusvin would like to be a veterinarian because he loves to look after animals. Lusvin's favorite animals are dogs, and he was able to look after a dog in his house recently, which led him to want to be a vet when he is older.
Gender Male Birth Date December 16, 2006 Age 13 years old Grade Accelerated Primary Program School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyKevin lives in Ciudad Vieja with his mother, two brothers and two sisters. The bottom part of the house walls is made of cement blocks and the top part is made from sugar canes. The roof is made of sheet metal and the floor is cement. His mother works collecting coffee beans on a farm. For each sack of coffee beans she collects she earns Q40 ($5) and she usually manages 1 sack a day. Kevin's aunt also helps out with money, giving around Q1200 a month because the family cares for her children (Kevin's cousins) while she works. Kevin's favorite hobby is playing football with his friends. He likes the color blue and his favorite animals are dogs. Kevin likes to listen to trap music. In school his favorite subject is math and his goal for this year is to graduate and go on to seventh grade. When he's older he would like to be a lawyer to be able to help and defend people.
Gender Male Birth Date December 15, 2013 Age 6 years old Grade Preschool School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyJosé lives in Jocotenango with his mother, brother and sister. Their house is made of sheet metal and has a cement floor. The house is made up of only one room, and there are two beds that the family share. José's mother is not currently working and the family rely on relatives to help out with household costs. José's father does not live with them and does not currently support them financially. José's favorite color is blue and his favorite animals are dogs. José likes to listen to children's songs, and the one he likes best is called 'La Mariposita' which means 'The Little Butterfly'. In school José's favorite time of the day is playtime. This year his goal is to be able to draw cool things like the pictures on display in his classroom. When he grows up, José would like to do the same job as his father, a demolition worker knocking down houses so that new houses can be built. José said that he wants to do this job so that he can be close to his father.
Gender Male Birth Date April 8, 2012 Age 8 years old Grade 2nd Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyJony lives with his parents, two brothers and two sisters in a 3 room house built with laminate and cement blocks with a cement floor. His mother cleans houses and his father works in construction. Together they earn less than $300 per month. Jony enjoys painting and drawing and he likes reggaeton music. He like favorite color is red. He likes baby chicks. His goal this year is to get good grades and to pass to the his grade. His favorite subject in school is writing. When he grows up, he would like to be a police officer so he can help people.
Gender Female Birth Date April 23, 2006 Age 14 years old Grade 8th Grade School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyJenifer lives in Vista Hermosa with her mother, father and brother. Their house is made of cement blocks and sheet metal and has a cement floor. The house has two beds for the four family members. The family uses a tabletop stove to cook their meals. Jenifer's father drives a garbage truck and earns around Q1900 ($242) a month. Jenifer likes to draw and listen to music in her spare time. Her favorite types of music are electronic and rap. Jenifer's favorite color is light blue, and her favorite animals are dogs. In school, Jenifer's favorite class is natural sciences and her goal for the year is to pass her classes. When she is older, she would like to be a surgeon because she would like to help people.
Gender Female Birth Date February 4, 2004 Age 16 years old Grade 9th Grade School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyGuadalupe lives in Jocotenango in a house that is made from cement and sheet metal. She shares her house with eighteen other people, including her mother, two siblings, four uncles, two aunts and ten cousins. The house has four rooms for the nineteen people and there are ten beds to share between them. Guadalupe's father does not live with them or help out with any costs, and so Guadalupe's mother works as a cleaner to help cover the costs of the house. The family also sells different foods as well. Guadalupe's favorite color is pink, and her favorite animals are rabbits. In her spare time, she likes listening to music, in particular reggaeton which is her favorite genre. At school Guadalupe's favorite class is home economics and her goal for the year is to pass ninth grade so that she can go on to study further. In the future she would like to be a secretary because she enjoys working with computers.
Gender Female Birth Date February 13, 2009 Age 11 years old Grade 5th Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyFatima lives in Ciudad Vieja with her mother, father and four siblings. Their house is made of cement blocks and sill plate. The family cook their meals on a tabletop stove and share 3 bedrooms between the six members. Fatima's father is a mechanic and her mother sells clothes, games and utensils. Fatima's favorite animals are dogs and her favorite colors are pink and violet. Her favorite music is Christian children's songs and in her spare time she likes to read. In school Fatima's favorite class is math and her goal for this year is to be 'abanderada' or top of the class. When she grows up Fatima would like to be a pastry chef because during the school holidays, she learnt how to make bread. After she becomes a pastry chef, she would like to be a fashion designer.
Gender Male Birth Date March 20, 2011 Age 9 years old Grade 2nd Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyDiego lives in San Felipe with his parents and two brothers. The walls of his house are made out of cement blocks, the roof is metal and the floor is made of cement. Diego's father is a builder's assistant and earns Q2000 ($255) a month. Diego's mother does not work and looks after the house. The house has a table top stove and also use firewood to cook. Diego's favorite animals are birds and his favorite food is pizza. Diego likes the color red and his favorite musician is Ozuna. At school his favorite activity to do in class is 'tarea' which is like handwriting practice. His goal for this year in school is to pass all of his classes. When he grows up Diego would like to be a police officer because they have guns and they arrest bad people.
Gender Male Birth Date February 6, 2009 Age 11 years old Grade 5th Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyDiego was born on February 6, 2009, and is in 5th grade at the Dreamer Center. He loves to play soccer. When he grows up, he would like to design and make toys.
Gender Female Birth Date September 12, 2005 Age 14 years old Grade 7th Grade School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyDayana lives in Jocotenango with her mother, brother and 3 uncles. The house they live in has a metal front and inside their room is made of cement blocks. Dayana's family have one room in the house, and her three uncles each have their own room. Dayana's parents are separated, and her father sends Q800 ($100) a month to support the family. Dayana's mother sells different food including sandwiches and earns around Q800 ($100) a month. Dayana likes the color black and her favorite animals are cats. She loves to dance, especially to rap, trap and a bit of reggaeton music. Dayana likes being in the Scheel Center and her favorite class is Natural Sciences. Her goal for this year is to achieve everything she sets her mind on. When she grows up, Dayana would like to be a veterinarian because of her love for animals.