Jose Manuel Baldelomar

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

Stats

Birthday - 9/15/2001
Favorite Subject - Math
Home Village - Candelaria


Bio

Jose lives with his mom and younger brother. The boys’ fathers are not involved in their lives. Their mother is in and out of work so the family is without income. They are often without food. Jose is in the 6th grade. He enjoys math, Social studies, and natural science classes. Jose isn't sure what he wants to do when he grows up. Sponsorship would allow him to study consistently and dream for a better future.

October 28, 2014

Jose Manuel loved visiting with his sponsor. His mom has been working with the moringa project at New Song and has been helping with the children’s feeding program in Candelaria. Both of these have provided consistent work and discipleship for her. Their family has become more and more involved in the church. We love to see Jose’s joy and to be able to see that his family is doing better as their hearts begin to heal from his stepfather’s death in April. Jose Manuel received his uniform and shoes to start his second semester of classes. In his math class, Jose Manuel is learning order of operations. In Language and Literature they have been focusing on identifying the parts of a story and learning to write complete stories. He is working hard to bring up his grades after receiving low grades, particularly in his English class during the first grading period. Jose has been working hard and is now passing English. Since this is his first year of high school, it is also his first year studying English. It is his favorite class although he says that it is very difficult to learn another language. He is still too shy to practice his English with our sponsorship staff. Jose Manuel is very excited because he will be participating in his school’s marching band during the Independence Day celebrations in September.

January 5, 2015

Jose Manuel finished his first year of secondary school. The transition to high school has been a little difficult for Jose Manuel academically. His best grades are in PE (83), Cultural Studies (78), and Math (75). Jose Manuel will be attending summer school to re-take History and Language & Literature. In January he will take a cumulative exam at the end of summer school to see if he will move on to his second year of high school. Jose Manuel’s sponsorship has helped him greatly in the last few months. He was able to participate in his school’s marching band for their Independence Day celebration. He loved the opportunity to learn how to play the drums. He was also able to participate in a field trip with his school and receive extra school supplies for special class projects. Jose Manuel was also able to participate in his school’s end of the year celebration. Jose Manuel and his family enjoyed their time visiting with his sponsor. They are grateful for the water filter they received and that they now have clean drinking water at their home. The family is still looking into options for renting a home in Nuevo Amanecer.

June 13, 2015

Jose Manuel attended summer school to attempt to pass his History and Language & Literature classes. Although he attended tutoring classes through his school, he was unable to pass for the year. Jose Manuel is really upset with himself that he is now repeating his first year of high school. He is working hard to do better in his classes this year. Jose Manuel received his uniform, shoes, backpack and school supplies for the new year. He was also able to receive an athletic outfit to participate in his PE class. Jose Manuel has been enjoying his new classes, especially math. Geography is his most difficult class this semester. As a focus on preventative health care, Jose Manuel had a free dental cleaning at the New Song clinic. He and his family were able to receive food provisions during a difficult financial time. Thanks to their sponsorship, Jose Manuel and his younger brother, Kevin, were able to receive a dresser to keep rats from eating their clothes. The end of April marked one year since the death of Jose Manuel’s stepfather. There has been an incredible amount of healing and growth in their family this past year.

November 2015

Jose Manuel has been working hard in school this year, but he continues to struggle academically. He was able to pull all of his grades up to passing in the second grading period, but he is still failing his Language & Literature class for the semester. His best grades are in Technical Studies (87%) and Civics (83%). His sponsorship has greatly supported his education allowing him to complete special class projects, investigations, cook typical Nicaraguan food for his Cultural Studies class, and attend two class field trips. Jose Manuel was also able to participate in a few celebrations through his school. He received his new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes.

April 2016

Jose Manuel began his second year of high school at the beginning of February. He was so excited to have passed last year after repeating his first year. Jose Manuel struggles some in his classes, but more than anything needs to be encouraged and told he can do it. He has some trouble believing in himself. Jose Manuel is a smart kid who cares a lot for his friends and family. Thanks to his sponsorship, he received his uniform, backpack, shoes, school supplies, and an athletic outfit to be able to participate in his physical education class. In his Spanish class, Jose Manuel is learning about Nicaragua author and poet, Ruben Dario. Through his sponsorship, he was able to cover all his books and receive needed materials.

Fall 2016

Jose received his second uniform of the school year in July. He is halfway through his second year of high school and is doing much better in many of his classes. He works hard to ensure that he passes but struggles some with paying attention in class and not being the class clown. On his second report card, he received a failing grade for his behavior. We are working to encourage Jose to improve in this area and we know that he can do it. In high school, the students study geography for the first half the school year and study history for the second semester. Jose’s class has moved on to studying history and they are learning about the Incan, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations of Central and South America. In his math class, Jose is learning about polygons and in science, they are studying the functions of the lungs. With Nicaraguan and Central American independence day approaching, Jose’s class has been studying the national anthems of five Central American countries.

Updates

Jose lives with his mom and younger brother. The boys’ fathers are not involved in their lives. Their mother is in and out of work so the family is without income. They are often without food. Jose is in the 6th grade. He enjoys math, Social studies, and natural science classes. Jose isn't sure what he wants to do when he grows up. Sponsorship would allow him to study consistently and dream for a better future.

October 28, 2014

Jose Manuel loved visiting with his sponsor. His mom has been working with the moringa project at New Song and has been helping with the children’s feeding program in Candelaria. Both of these have provided consistent work and discipleship for her. Their family has become more and more involved in the church. We love to see Jose’s joy and to be able to see that his family is doing better as their hearts begin to heal from his stepfather’s death in April. Jose Manuel received his uniform and shoes to start his second semester of classes. In his math class, Jose Manuel is learning order of operations. In Language and Literature they have been focusing on identifying the parts of a story and learning to write complete stories. He is working hard to bring up his grades after receiving low grades, particularly in his English class during the first grading period. Jose has been working hard and is now passing English. Since this is his first year of high school, it is also his first year studying English. It is his favorite class although he says that it is very difficult to learn another language. He is still too shy to practice his English with our sponsorship staff. Jose Manuel is very excited because he will be participating in his school’s marching band during the Independence Day celebrations in September.

January 5, 2015

Jose Manuel finished his first year of secondary school. The transition to high school has been a little difficult for Jose Manuel academically. His best grades are in PE (83), Cultural Studies (78), and Math (75). Jose Manuel will be attending summer school to re-take History and Language & Literature. In January he will take a cumulative exam at the end of summer school to see if he will move on to his second year of high school. Jose Manuel’s sponsorship has helped him greatly in the last few months. He was able to participate in his school’s marching band for their Independence Day celebration. He loved the opportunity to learn how to play the drums. He was also able to participate in a field trip with his school and receive extra school supplies for special class projects. Jose Manuel was also able to participate in his school’s end of the year celebration. Jose Manuel and his family enjoyed their time visiting with his sponsor. They are grateful for the water filter they received and that they now have clean drinking water at their home. The family is still looking into options for renting a home in Nuevo Amanecer.

June 13, 2015

Jose Manuel attended summer school to attempt to pass his History and Language & Literature classes. Although he attended tutoring classes through his school, he was unable to pass for the year. Jose Manuel is really upset with himself that he is now repeating his first year of high school. He is working hard to do better in his classes this year. Jose Manuel received his uniform, shoes, backpack and school supplies for the new year. He was also able to receive an athletic outfit to participate in his PE class. Jose Manuel has been enjoying his new classes, especially math. Geography is his most difficult class this semester. As a focus on preventative health care, Jose Manuel had a free dental cleaning at the New Song clinic. He and his family were able to receive food provisions during a difficult financial time. Thanks to their sponsorship, Jose Manuel and his younger brother, Kevin, were able to receive a dresser to keep rats from eating their clothes. The end of April marked one year since the death of Jose Manuel’s stepfather. There has been an incredible amount of healing and growth in their family this past year.

November 2015

Jose Manuel has been working hard in school this year, but he continues to struggle academically. He was able to pull all of his grades up to passing in the second grading period, but he is still failing his Language & Literature class for the semester. His best grades are in Technical Studies (87%) and Civics (83%). His sponsorship has greatly supported his education allowing him to complete special class projects, investigations, cook typical Nicaraguan food for his Cultural Studies class, and attend two class field trips. Jose Manuel was also able to participate in a few celebrations through his school. He received his new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes.

April 2016

Jose Manuel began his second year of high school at the beginning of February. He was so excited to have passed last year after repeating his first year. Jose Manuel struggles some in his classes, but more than anything needs to be encouraged and told he can do it. He has some trouble believing in himself. Jose Manuel is a smart kid who cares a lot for his friends and family. Thanks to his sponsorship, he received his uniform, backpack, shoes, school supplies, and an athletic outfit to be able to participate in his physical education class. In his Spanish class, Jose Manuel is learning about Nicaragua author and poet, Ruben Dario. Through his sponsorship, he was able to cover all his books and receive needed materials.

Fall 2016

Jose received his second uniform of the school year in July. He is halfway through his second year of high school and is doing much better in many of his classes. He works hard to ensure that he passes but struggles some with paying attention in class and not being the class clown. On his second report card, he received a failing grade for his behavior. We are working to encourage Jose to improve in this area and we know that he can do it. In high school, the students study geography for the first half the school year and study history for the second semester. Jose’s class has moved on to studying history and they are learning about the Incan, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations of Central and South America. In his math class, Jose is learning about polygons and in science, they are studying the functions of the lungs. With Nicaraguan and Central American independence day approaching, Jose’s class has been studying the national anthems of five Central American countries.

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