Yuli Silva Acuña
Wow this year was a year of joys and failures, with many emotions that sometimes I did not understand.
I started the year by enrolling in an academy to apply for the National University of Trujillo in the career of Languages (though at first I did not know very well what career I wanted but later on I decided). Unfortunately I did not enter. Now I'm getting prepared to apply again.
The worst of last year was that my mother was very ill, so ill that they had to operate her, and unfortunately they did the operation wrongly so that they had to operate again! But now she is better.
Apart from that, it was a good year, with FairMail, my friends and my family. For this year I hope to get into university and start studying again.
"I used to work in Canteras in a quarry, separating stones and sand. It was hard work. I had to do it because my family was very big and we didn't have enough money. I found out about FairMail through a social project and now I'm saving money to cover the cost of my studies. I would like to study Communications in university - I want to get better at opening up and talking in front of others. I believe that I will achieve this with my FairMail savings."
"My name is Yuli Silva Acuña. I live with my parents and 3 brothers in Milagro*. My brothers names are Lesly, Willam and Elvis. We study on the secondary school named Julio Gutierrez Solari. I am in the third grade and my favorite courses are mathematics and religion. I am participating in FairMail and I have a lot of friends there.
I feel very happy because FairMail is helping me to succeed in my goals which are studying communication sciences to become a professional and to help my family."
* Most children of recycling families in this village help out their parents searching the dump-located in the poorest part of town- for materials to sell. The organization YMCA (www.ymcaperu.org) runs an educational centre near the dump to stimulate children, teenagers and their parents to go to school and develop themselves. This centre is one of the places where Fairmail selects teenagers –like Yulii- to participate in Fairmail, selecting them on motivation, punctuality and talent for photography.