That census showed us that out of the 1300 people who lived in Caraballo and Ascension, only 41 of them had ever graduated high school.
We had a plan to eliminate all the reason why people could not go to school and we started to work on that plan in 2014. Basically, helping students with Uniforms, transportation, documentation and sponsorship. (You can go to my FAQ page to find out all about this).
This past June 2017 we completed our annual census to see if we were accomplishing our goals.
This is what we discovered.
Maybe you should sit down for this…..
Are you ready….
We discovered that we now have 150 students in high school. This is not a typo. We have 150 students in high school who are all going to graduate sometime in the next 4 years.
Let me break this down for you. In 2014 only 41 people in the entire community had graduated high school. By 2020, we will have over 200 high school graduates in the community, with another 150 more students in high school.
We are winning the educational battle.
So much so, that the government is overwhelmed by how many students from our community are in their Montellano school. Montellano is where our students go to high school. The Government is now having conversations of creating a high school in Caraballo because; 1. We now have enough students for a high school and 2. The government needs the space in the Montellano school for their own high school students.
Development is a slow process, but I am excited about the progress that is happening here.
Thank you everyone for your continued help and support. We are making significant changes in this community and we are doing it together.