Claudia Zion

Sponsored for $25 a month
Program Partner: New Song Nica

Stats

Birthday - 8/17/2005
Favorite Subject - Spanish
Home Village - La Isla


Bio

Claudia lives with her mom, grandparents, and brother. Her mom is without work and unable to provide for her children as a single mother so the entire family moved in with the grandparents. Claudia is currently in 2nd grade. Her favorite classes are Spanish and math. In her free time, she likes to play. Claudia dreams of going to medical school and becoming a pediatrician.

September 5, 2013

Claudia and her family are so excited about her recent sponsorship. Thanks to sponsorship, Claudia received a new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new semester. She even received extra school supplies and notebooks. She is doing very well in her classes and loves school!

January 10, 2014

Claudia was able to receive medical care through her sponsorship to treat a fever she had on and off. She has finished school and is now on winter break. She is excited to move up to the next grade. She will be in third grade next year and loves it! In September, she participated in a school wide activity where she was honored as one of the top students in her class.  Her sponsorship was able to cover the costs of this event. Claudia received her final report card of the year. She passed all of her classes. Her highest grades were in culture (97%) and Spanish (82%).

May 23, 2014

Claudia received her uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new school year. She started 2nd grade in February. Claudia has been learning how to carry in addition and borrow in subtraction in her math class. She has also been learning to identify which number is the least or greatest in a set of numbers. Math is her favorite class. In her Spanish class, she has been studying poetry, making predictions, writing dialogues, and verbs. Claudia plans to be a top student in her class again. Claudia was able to receive free dental care through the New Song clinic.

October 28, 2014

Claudia received her new uniform and shoes for the 2nd semester of classes. She continues to do well in third grade. In her math class, she is learning multiplication and division. In Language & Literature, Claudia has been reading informational texts and deepening her reading comprehension by practicing drawing conclusions. Through her sponsorship, Claudia was able to participate in her school’s celebration for International Children’s Day. Claudia was also able to receive needed medical care through the New Song clinic.

January 5, 2015

Claudia was very thankful for the gift that you sent her. She has enjoyed coloring with her brother and cousins. She continues to be a good student and finished her year in 3rd grade well. As a focus on preventative health care, Claudia participated in a dental workshop taught by one of New Song’s dentists where she received instruction on how to properly brush her teeth and receive a free toothbrush. Claudia and her family also participated in a health teaching on water-born illnesses and received a water filter for their home to ensure that they have safe, clean drinking water. Claudia has also been able to receive free medical and dental care through her sponsorship at the New Song clinic. Claudia was also able to participate in her school’s end of the year celebration thanks to help from her sponsorship. She is exited to enjoy her break from school by spending time with her family. She will begin 4th grade in February 2015.

June 13, 2015

Claudia started started 4th grade in February 2015. She received her new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies that she needs to be successful in her classes. She has been enjoying her new classes so far, especially her math class. They have been reviewing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They have also started a unit on place value and number expansion. Claudia’s mom recently moved to the capital city of Managua because she was unable to find consistent work in Chichigalpa. Claudia continues to live in the same house and is being cared for by her grandmother now that her mom is in Managua. This transition has been difficult for everyone, but Claudia’s mom is thankful for the opportunity to work consistently as a maid and to be able to provide for her children. Claudia was very excited to spend time with her mom and with her cousin who lives in another village during her spring break. She enjoyed having all of the family together and going swimming in the river with all of her cousins and her mom.

November 2015

Claudia’s mom has returned from Managua. She missed her children and longed to return home with them. She began taking mechanics classes in Chichigalpa. Claudia’s mom completed her mechanics course and plans to repair motorcycles in her community. She would also like to take a local cooking class and run a small house restaurant in her community. She is looking for ways to create a job for herself so that she is able to provide for her family while remaining in Chichigalpa. Claudia continues to do well in her classes. Her sponsorship allowed her to participate in the Mother’s Day and Children’s Day celebrations through her school. Claudia received her new uniform and pair of shoes for the second semester of classes. Claudia was also able to receive free medical care through the New Song clinic. Sponsorship has been a big blessing to Claudia and her family as they are walking through this transition with her mom’s work.

April 2016

Claudia began 5th grade in February. She received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. Claudia has been learning about the rotation of the Earth in her science class. In social studies they have been studying about Central America. Claudia loves school and is working hard to do well in her classes. She loved receiving the gifts that you sent and was especially excited to receive so many photos of your family. Claudia, along with some of the other children and youth from her church, participated in a special youth service. They learned two choreographed dances which they performed at their church. Claudia did a wonderful job and enjoyed participating in this event.

Fall 2016

Claudia is doing well overall in 5th grade although she is struggling in her math class. She had a failing grade in math during this past grading period, but is working hard to raise that grade. Claudia’s favorite class is currently science where she has been learning about indigenous products. She received a new uniform and pair of shoes for the second semester of classes. Part of the reason that Claudia’s grades have been low this grading period is that she was sick with chikangunya, a mosquito borne illness. Claudia’s sponsorship allowed her to see the doctor when she was ill and provided her with dental care through the New Song clinic. Thankfully now her health is much better.

Updates

Claudia lives with her mom, grandparents, and brother. Her mom is without work and unable to provide for her children as a single mother so the entire family moved in with the grandparents. Claudia is currently in 2nd grade. Her favorite classes are Spanish and math. In her free time, she likes to play. Claudia dreams of going to medical school and becoming a pediatrician.

September 5, 2013

Claudia and her family are so excited about her recent sponsorship. Thanks to sponsorship, Claudia received a new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new semester. She even received extra school supplies and notebooks. She is doing very well in her classes and loves school!

January 10, 2014

Claudia was able to receive medical care through her sponsorship to treat a fever she had on and off. She has finished school and is now on winter break. She is excited to move up to the next grade. She will be in third grade next year and loves it! In September, she participated in a school wide activity where she was honored as one of the top students in her class.  Her sponsorship was able to cover the costs of this event. Claudia received her final report card of the year. She passed all of her classes. Her highest grades were in culture (97%) and Spanish (82%).

May 23, 2014

Claudia received her uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new school year. She started 2nd grade in February. Claudia has been learning how to carry in addition and borrow in subtraction in her math class. She has also been learning to identify which number is the least or greatest in a set of numbers. Math is her favorite class. In her Spanish class, she has been studying poetry, making predictions, writing dialogues, and verbs. Claudia plans to be a top student in her class again. Claudia was able to receive free dental care through the New Song clinic.

October 28, 2014

Claudia received her new uniform and shoes for the 2nd semester of classes. She continues to do well in third grade. In her math class, she is learning multiplication and division. In Language & Literature, Claudia has been reading informational texts and deepening her reading comprehension by practicing drawing conclusions. Through her sponsorship, Claudia was able to participate in her school’s celebration for International Children’s Day. Claudia was also able to receive needed medical care through the New Song clinic.

January 5, 2015

Claudia was very thankful for the gift that you sent her. She has enjoyed coloring with her brother and cousins. She continues to be a good student and finished her year in 3rd grade well. As a focus on preventative health care, Claudia participated in a dental workshop taught by one of New Song’s dentists where she received instruction on how to properly brush her teeth and receive a free toothbrush. Claudia and her family also participated in a health teaching on water-born illnesses and received a water filter for their home to ensure that they have safe, clean drinking water. Claudia has also been able to receive free medical and dental care through her sponsorship at the New Song clinic. Claudia was also able to participate in her school’s end of the year celebration thanks to help from her sponsorship. She is exited to enjoy her break from school by spending time with her family. She will begin 4th grade in February 2015.

June 13, 2015

Claudia started started 4th grade in February 2015. She received her new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies that she needs to be successful in her classes. She has been enjoying her new classes so far, especially her math class. They have been reviewing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They have also started a unit on place value and number expansion. Claudia’s mom recently moved to the capital city of Managua because she was unable to find consistent work in Chichigalpa. Claudia continues to live in the same house and is being cared for by her grandmother now that her mom is in Managua. This transition has been difficult for everyone, but Claudia’s mom is thankful for the opportunity to work consistently as a maid and to be able to provide for her children. Claudia was very excited to spend time with her mom and with her cousin who lives in another village during her spring break. She enjoyed having all of the family together and going swimming in the river with all of her cousins and her mom.

November 2015

Claudia’s mom has returned from Managua. She missed her children and longed to return home with them. She began taking mechanics classes in Chichigalpa. Claudia’s mom completed her mechanics course and plans to repair motorcycles in her community. She would also like to take a local cooking class and run a small house restaurant in her community. She is looking for ways to create a job for herself so that she is able to provide for her family while remaining in Chichigalpa. Claudia continues to do well in her classes. Her sponsorship allowed her to participate in the Mother’s Day and Children’s Day celebrations through her school. Claudia received her new uniform and pair of shoes for the second semester of classes. Claudia was also able to receive free medical care through the New Song clinic. Sponsorship has been a big blessing to Claudia and her family as they are walking through this transition with her mom’s work.

April 2016

Claudia began 5th grade in February. She received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in her PE class. Claudia has been learning about the rotation of the Earth in her science class. In social studies they have been studying about Central America. Claudia loves school and is working hard to do well in her classes. She loved receiving the gifts that you sent and was especially excited to receive so many photos of your family. Claudia, along with some of the other children and youth from her church, participated in a special youth service. They learned two choreographed dances which they performed at their church. Claudia did a wonderful job and enjoyed participating in this event.

Fall 2016

Claudia is doing well overall in 5th grade although she is struggling in her math class. She had a failing grade in math during this past grading period, but is working hard to raise that grade. Claudia’s favorite class is currently science where she has been learning about indigenous products. She received a new uniform and pair of shoes for the second semester of classes. Part of the reason that Claudia’s grades have been low this grading period is that she was sick with chikangunya, a mosquito borne illness. Claudia’s sponsorship allowed her to see the doctor when she was ill and provided her with dental care through the New Song clinic. Thankfully now her health is much better.

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