Jason Arroyo

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

Stats

Birthday - --/--/2002
Favorite Subject - Language & Literature
Home Village - Sante Matilde


Bio

Jason lives with his parents and two younger sisters in a small tin room built onto the back on her grandma’s house. All three children sleep together in a tiny twin size cot. Jason’s mom is currently pregnant with her fourth child. His dad has chronic kidney and is no longer able to work in the sugar cane. He is receiving a small pension, but it is not enough to provide for their family. When his health allows, he looks for work anywhere that his hiring extra hands. He is currently working to dig a well at the New Song property in Santa Matilde. The family is very close-knit and affectionate, but they are struggling to meet their basic needs. Jason is currently in 3rd grade. His favorite class is science. Sponsorship would allow him to study consistently and dream for a better future.

November 8, 2013

Thanks to sponsorship, Jason has received his second uniform and shoes for his last semester of classes. Through his sponsorship, Jason was able to receive medical care through New Song’s clinic twice.  Jason’s sponsorship was also able to give food provisions for him and his family. Jason’s grades have significantly improved on his latest report card! While some of his grades are still low, he is now passing all of his classes! His top grades are in Culture (90%) and Civics (90%). Jason’s mom just had a new baby girl. Jason is now the older brother of three sisters, and he loves them so much! Jason’s dad has recently started working a guard shift for New Song church as well as in the garden for one of the outreach churches. Jason’s dad is loving and cares so much for his family! It is incredibly rare for Jason to have such a great example for a dad.

April 2, 2014

Jason and his family recently moved to Santa Matilde. His dad is working with our gardening program through the church plant in that village. Moving to the new village has given his dad consistent work in order to better provide for his family. However, Jason is struggling with the move. He still misses his cousins in Candelaria. He had also begun to attend a youth discipleship program at the church in Candelaria. He has missed going to this Bible study since moving to the new village. Jason celebrated his 13th birthday in February. Jason began 4th grade this month. Through sponsorship, he received his new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new year. Jason had also got a dental and medical evaluation at the beginning of the year. He has been having some chest pain and shortness of breath. After his initial evaluation, he has been referred to a specialist in internal medicine. Jason's sponsorship will cover the cost of this necessary medical care. Also thanks to sponsorship, Jason and his family were able to receive food provisions for their family during the transition to their new home and their dad's new job.

July 14, 2014

Jason received his first report card of the year in May. He is struggling in some of his classes, and is currently failing math and science. Jason has been attending weekly tutoring sessions provided by the Student Sponsorship Program Staff. Math is Jason’s favorite class and he enjoys practicing his multiplication. In science, Jason’s class is studying sex education. In Jason’s Spanish class, they are practicing reading stories while focusing on reading comprehension. Jason has been having some problems at his school with one of the other students bullying him.

October 28, 2014

Jason received his second uniform and shoes for the last half of the school year. Jason has been working hard in his classes. He struggles some especially in math, but his teacher comments that he is a good student who tries to do his work. Jason continues to attend weekly tutoring taught by New Song staff for the Student Sponsorship Program. Recently, Jason has been able to receive some one on one tutoring in math focusing on multiplication and division. In Science, his class is learning about magnetism and atomic particles. The past several months have been challenging for Jason’s family because, for a while, there was not much rain. His family runs the garden in his village and without the rain they could not harvest any crops. His sponsorship helped to provide his family with food provisions to help them through this time. Jason was also able to go to the New Song clinic and receive needed medicine when he wasn’t feeling well.

April 21, 2015

Jason finished the fourth grade in December and began the fifth grade at the beginning of February. He worked so hard last year to bring up his grades and attended tutoring with New Song staff regularly. He struggled mostly in his language arts class and has some difficultly keeping up with his class in writing. Jason will receive extra help in this area for this new school year. Recently, Jason’s dad was made the youth pastor of the Santa Matilde church. Jason and his dad have a great relationship and we are excited to see the youth grow within this community. Jason received his new backpack, uniform, school shoes, and supplies to begin the fifth grade. He was also able to go to the New Song Clinic when he wasn’t feeling well and was given medicine. In December, Jason and his family were given a water filter and a teaching on water borne illnesses. This will provide clean drinking water for his family for several years.

August 4, 2015

Jason is working hard in the fifth grade this year. Though he struggles in some of his classes especially math, he received passing grades in all of his classes on his first report card. His top grades are in language arts, civics, physical education, and his vocational class. His math class has been working on long division and fractions. Jason’s language arts class learning about stories. In April, Jason’s grandfather passed away which caused a lot of pain in his family. They came together and are doing better now. Jason’s school had activities celebrating Mother’s Day and International Kid’s Day. Through his sponsorship, Jason received funds to participate in these events. Thanks to a visiting team, he was given a pair of flip flops to wear while playing instead of his school shoes.

December 2015

Jason is struggling in some of his critic classes especially in math and language arts. Math is difficult for him because he lacks some basic skills that are vital to understanding higher-level math. Jason is working to improve on his reading comprehension. He has started attending weekly tutoring to work on these skills. His top grades on his third report card of the year are in physical education, culture, and in his vocational class. Jason’s teacher comments that he is well behaved in class but is struggling to keep up. He has been participating in the Santa Matilde baseball team where his dad is the coach. The team participates in New Song ‘s baseball ministry and Jason attends most of the games.

April 2016

Jason worked hard and was able to pass 5th grade for the year although his is still behind in both reading and math. Jason began 6th grade in February. He received his uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in his PE class. Thanks to his sponsorship, Jason was able to have a dinner at home to celebrate his 15th birthday in February. Jason’s favorite class is currently Language & Literature because the class is performing dramas and dialogues. Jason enjoys these activities. His most difficult class continues to be math. When New Song’s baseball league had their official opening day in January, Jason was too old to participate in the league as a player. He has now transitioned into a role helping his dad coach one of the teams.

Fall 2016

Jason has been working very hard in 6th grade and at the end of the first grading period, he was passing all of his classes. He has continued the raise his grades in the second grading period. This is an accomplishment for Jason and we are very proud of him. His most difficult class continues to be math as he is still lacking proficiency in basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Thankfully a local teacher has been offering weekly tutoring sessions to struggling 6th graders. Jason has been able to receive classes three afternoons and week and this has greatly increased his confidence and school performance. His highest grades are 100% in both Cultural Studies and Vocational Studies. Jason says that his teacher is often on his case, but that he loves her a lot. Jason received a new uniform and pair of shoes for his second semester of classes. His sponsorship also provided him with a book about Ruben Dario, Nicaragua’s most famous poet. He was able to cook a traditional Nicaraguan dish and present it for his Cultural Studies class. Jason’s sponsorship provided his class with a water bucket so that the students have water to drink during the school day. As a focus on preventative health care, Jason also received a dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, and teaching on proper toothbrushing techniques through the New Song clinic.

Updates

Jason lives with his parents and two younger sisters in a small tin room built onto the back on her grandma’s house. All three children sleep together in a tiny twin size cot. Jason’s mom is currently pregnant with her fourth child. His dad has chronic kidney and is no longer able to work in the sugar cane. He is receiving a small pension, but it is not enough to provide for their family. When his health allows, he looks for work anywhere that his hiring extra hands. He is currently working to dig a well at the New Song property in Santa Matilde. The family is very close-knit and affectionate, but they are struggling to meet their basic needs. Jason is currently in 3rd grade. His favorite class is science. Sponsorship would allow him to study consistently and dream for a better future.

November 8, 2013

Thanks to sponsorship, Jason has received his second uniform and shoes for his last semester of classes. Through his sponsorship, Jason was able to receive medical care through New Song’s clinic twice.  Jason’s sponsorship was also able to give food provisions for him and his family. Jason’s grades have significantly improved on his latest report card! While some of his grades are still low, he is now passing all of his classes! His top grades are in Culture (90%) and Civics (90%). Jason’s mom just had a new baby girl. Jason is now the older brother of three sisters, and he loves them so much! Jason’s dad has recently started working a guard shift for New Song church as well as in the garden for one of the outreach churches. Jason’s dad is loving and cares so much for his family! It is incredibly rare for Jason to have such a great example for a dad.

April 2, 2014

Jason and his family recently moved to Santa Matilde. His dad is working with our gardening program through the church plant in that village. Moving to the new village has given his dad consistent work in order to better provide for his family. However, Jason is struggling with the move. He still misses his cousins in Candelaria. He had also begun to attend a youth discipleship program at the church in Candelaria. He has missed going to this Bible study since moving to the new village. Jason celebrated his 13th birthday in February. Jason began 4th grade this month. Through sponsorship, he received his new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies for the new year. Jason had also got a dental and medical evaluation at the beginning of the year. He has been having some chest pain and shortness of breath. After his initial evaluation, he has been referred to a specialist in internal medicine. Jason's sponsorship will cover the cost of this necessary medical care. Also thanks to sponsorship, Jason and his family were able to receive food provisions for their family during the transition to their new home and their dad's new job.

July 14, 2014

Jason received his first report card of the year in May. He is struggling in some of his classes, and is currently failing math and science. Jason has been attending weekly tutoring sessions provided by the Student Sponsorship Program Staff. Math is Jason’s favorite class and he enjoys practicing his multiplication. In science, Jason’s class is studying sex education. In Jason’s Spanish class, they are practicing reading stories while focusing on reading comprehension. Jason has been having some problems at his school with one of the other students bullying him.

October 28, 2014

Jason received his second uniform and shoes for the last half of the school year. Jason has been working hard in his classes. He struggles some especially in math, but his teacher comments that he is a good student who tries to do his work. Jason continues to attend weekly tutoring taught by New Song staff for the Student Sponsorship Program. Recently, Jason has been able to receive some one on one tutoring in math focusing on multiplication and division. In Science, his class is learning about magnetism and atomic particles. The past several months have been challenging for Jason’s family because, for a while, there was not much rain. His family runs the garden in his village and without the rain they could not harvest any crops. His sponsorship helped to provide his family with food provisions to help them through this time. Jason was also able to go to the New Song clinic and receive needed medicine when he wasn’t feeling well.

April 21, 2015

Jason finished the fourth grade in December and began the fifth grade at the beginning of February. He worked so hard last year to bring up his grades and attended tutoring with New Song staff regularly. He struggled mostly in his language arts class and has some difficultly keeping up with his class in writing. Jason will receive extra help in this area for this new school year. Recently, Jason’s dad was made the youth pastor of the Santa Matilde church. Jason and his dad have a great relationship and we are excited to see the youth grow within this community. Jason received his new backpack, uniform, school shoes, and supplies to begin the fifth grade. He was also able to go to the New Song Clinic when he wasn’t feeling well and was given medicine. In December, Jason and his family were given a water filter and a teaching on water borne illnesses. This will provide clean drinking water for his family for several years.

August 4, 2015

Jason is working hard in the fifth grade this year. Though he struggles in some of his classes especially math, he received passing grades in all of his classes on his first report card. His top grades are in language arts, civics, physical education, and his vocational class. His math class has been working on long division and fractions. Jason’s language arts class learning about stories. In April, Jason’s grandfather passed away which caused a lot of pain in his family. They came together and are doing better now. Jason’s school had activities celebrating Mother’s Day and International Kid’s Day. Through his sponsorship, Jason received funds to participate in these events. Thanks to a visiting team, he was given a pair of flip flops to wear while playing instead of his school shoes.

December 2015

Jason is struggling in some of his critic classes especially in math and language arts. Math is difficult for him because he lacks some basic skills that are vital to understanding higher-level math. Jason is working to improve on his reading comprehension. He has started attending weekly tutoring to work on these skills. His top grades on his third report card of the year are in physical education, culture, and in his vocational class. Jason’s teacher comments that he is well behaved in class but is struggling to keep up. He has been participating in the Santa Matilde baseball team where his dad is the coach. The team participates in New Song ‘s baseball ministry and Jason attends most of the games.

April 2016

Jason worked hard and was able to pass 5th grade for the year although his is still behind in both reading and math. Jason began 6th grade in February. He received his uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in his PE class. Thanks to his sponsorship, Jason was able to have a dinner at home to celebrate his 15th birthday in February. Jason’s favorite class is currently Language & Literature because the class is performing dramas and dialogues. Jason enjoys these activities. His most difficult class continues to be math. When New Song’s baseball league had their official opening day in January, Jason was too old to participate in the league as a player. He has now transitioned into a role helping his dad coach one of the teams.

Fall 2016

Jason has been working very hard in 6th grade and at the end of the first grading period, he was passing all of his classes. He has continued the raise his grades in the second grading period. This is an accomplishment for Jason and we are very proud of him. His most difficult class continues to be math as he is still lacking proficiency in basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Thankfully a local teacher has been offering weekly tutoring sessions to struggling 6th graders. Jason has been able to receive classes three afternoons and week and this has greatly increased his confidence and school performance. His highest grades are 100% in both Cultural Studies and Vocational Studies. Jason says that his teacher is often on his case, but that he loves her a lot. Jason received a new uniform and pair of shoes for his second semester of classes. His sponsorship also provided him with a book about Ruben Dario, Nicaragua’s most famous poet. He was able to cook a traditional Nicaraguan dish and present it for his Cultural Studies class. Jason’s sponsorship provided his class with a water bucket so that the students have water to drink during the school day. As a focus on preventative health care, Jason also received a dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, and teaching on proper toothbrushing techniques through the New Song clinic.

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