Jose Armando Vega

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

Stats

Birthday - 3/24/2009
Favorite Subject - Writing
Home Village - Nuevo Amanecer


Bio

Armando lives with his aunt and cousin in a small house made out of plastic sheets. The New Song outreach Sunday school is held in their backyard. Armando’s dad recently passed away and his mom was unable to care for him so he moved to live with his aunt. Armando’s aunt works hard to provide for her family and cares for them deeply. With another family member, she struggles even more to provide. Armando’s mom works in the sugarcane field and helps when she can. Armando is struggling emotionally with the death of his dad and does not completely understand what happened. Armando is in his first year of preschool. He is excited about being able to play with other kids and is excited to learn to write. He loves animals and one day dreams of becoming a doctor.

April 28, 2014

Armando started his last year of preschool this year. Through sponsorship he was provided new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies to start the school year in February. He has been staying with his grandmother while his mother had been working at the Sugar Cane fields, and has been handling the recent death of his father fairly well. He is overall a very cheerful and loving child, but was distraught at the realization that his father would not be there to help celebrate his fifth birthday which fell at the end of March. Armando's mother has had some time off these last weeks, and has been able to spend much more time with him than her typical work day allows, which he has really enjoyed. He loved receiving your gift and has enjoyed playing with his new toys.

August 25, 2014

Armando's mom has been able to take him back under her care, and although he is now living in a different community, he is visited often by his cousins, and still goes to Sunday School with his friends near his old house. He was able to receive medical care through the clinic for recurrent fevers and jaundice like symptoms that kept him out of school for a stretch of time, but has recovered well and is now happily back in classes. Armando also hurt his leg climbing a tree, and was able to receive stitches and follow up care through sponsorship funding. He took part in a toothbrushing clinic given by visiting dentists at his Sunday School this past May. 

January 3, 2015

Armando is so excited to be graduating from preschool this year, and to be able to start first grade in a brand new school closer to home. He has really enjoyed his last year in preschool, especially when they color and play kickball. Through sponsorship, Armando received a new uniform and set of shoes to help him finish up the school year, as well as help with the costs of graduation. His mother has has some recent health problems, and is also pregnant - they expect to have a new little girl joining their family in March! As with many other families, the drought in Nicaragua has made it difficult for Armando's mother to meet rising food costs, and sponsorship has been able to help fill that gap as well this year.

April 22, 2015

Armando graduated from preschool in December and began the first grade at the beginning of February. The transition from preschool into a more school-like atmosphere can be difficult for many students. Please be praying this is an easy transition and Armando continues to succeed academically. He received his uniform, school shoes, backpack, supplies, and a special book he needed for his language arts class. His sponsorship also was able to provide a separate uniform for his physical education class so that Armando can fully participate. As you know, Armando moved in with his mom in a neighboring community. For a while he continued to attend Sunday school in Nuevo Amanecer. However, now that he has more friends and attends school nearby, he regularly attends Sunday school in the community in which he lives. In March, Armando’s mom had a new baby girl! Armando is loving being a big brother to his new little sister!

July 2015

Armando loves the first grade and boasts about what he is learning. He enjoys showing off his ability to count to ten and write his name. His favorite subject is math where he is learning number identification and basic addition and subtraction. Armando is currently living with his mom. However, his aunt watches over him and makes sure he has what he needs. There has been some conflict between the two over who cares for Armando as his aunt is concerned over his well-being. Armando continues to be an extremely happy little boy who loves his family and school. He loves having his little sister to play with and be a big brother to. He is also happy that she doesn’t cry as much as she was. Through his sponsorship, Armando has received his second school uniform and shoes of the year and funds to participate in several school activities.

December 2015

Armando is the sweetest boy. He has some trouble paying attention in class but his conduct grade has steadily increased throughout the year. We are so proud of him. He has also worked hard to bring up all of his grades. We don’t know yet if Armando will pass for the year or if his teachers will recommend that he repeat the first grade. If he repeats, he will be given the opportunity to relearn the foundational principles of math and reading. We are having some difficulty working with Armando’s family and they do not want to use his sponsorship for his academic needs. It is difficult for Armando to learn that telling the truth is important when that is not something that is demonstrated at home. Please be praying for sweet Armando. We are proud of all that he has accomplished this year!

April 2016

Armando did well on his end of the year exams and was able to pass first grade. He moved on to 2nd grade beginning the new school year in February. Armando received his new uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in his PE class. Armando is a sweet kid who really wants to do his best. He is learning to tell time in his math class. In Language & Literature he is learning consonant blends and writing simple sentences and riddles. Throughout the previous school year, we have continually faced issues of dishonesty with Armando’s mom. We are working with the local pastor and Armando’s family to resolve this issue so that Armando is able to continue in the program.

Fall 2016

Armando continues to work hard in second grade. He is doing very well. He has advanced grades in Math and satisfactory grades in all of his other classes. Although his is still a ball of energy, his teacher comments that his behavior and attention during class have improved greatly this year. She also said that he works hard in class and attends school faithfully. Armando received his new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Armando is proud of himself because he has learned to write longer, more complex sentences that he used to not be able to write. Thanks to his sponsorship, Armando was able to celebrate his 7th birthday at the end of March. He and his family had a small celebration at home. His mom bought him a chair of his own. Armando was so excited about this gift!

Updates

Armando lives with his aunt and cousin in a small house made out of plastic sheets. The New Song outreach Sunday school is held in their backyard. Armando’s dad recently passed away and his mom was unable to care for him so he moved to live with his aunt. Armando’s aunt works hard to provide for her family and cares for them deeply. With another family member, she struggles even more to provide. Armando’s mom works in the sugarcane field and helps when she can. Armando is struggling emotionally with the death of his dad and does not completely understand what happened. Armando is in his first year of preschool. He is excited about being able to play with other kids and is excited to learn to write. He loves animals and one day dreams of becoming a doctor.

April 28, 2014

Armando started his last year of preschool this year. Through sponsorship he was provided new uniform, shoes, backpack, and school supplies to start the school year in February. He has been staying with his grandmother while his mother had been working at the Sugar Cane fields, and has been handling the recent death of his father fairly well. He is overall a very cheerful and loving child, but was distraught at the realization that his father would not be there to help celebrate his fifth birthday which fell at the end of March. Armando's mother has had some time off these last weeks, and has been able to spend much more time with him than her typical work day allows, which he has really enjoyed. He loved receiving your gift and has enjoyed playing with his new toys.

August 25, 2014

Armando's mom has been able to take him back under her care, and although he is now living in a different community, he is visited often by his cousins, and still goes to Sunday School with his friends near his old house. He was able to receive medical care through the clinic for recurrent fevers and jaundice like symptoms that kept him out of school for a stretch of time, but has recovered well and is now happily back in classes. Armando also hurt his leg climbing a tree, and was able to receive stitches and follow up care through sponsorship funding. He took part in a toothbrushing clinic given by visiting dentists at his Sunday School this past May. 

January 3, 2015

Armando is so excited to be graduating from preschool this year, and to be able to start first grade in a brand new school closer to home. He has really enjoyed his last year in preschool, especially when they color and play kickball. Through sponsorship, Armando received a new uniform and set of shoes to help him finish up the school year, as well as help with the costs of graduation. His mother has has some recent health problems, and is also pregnant - they expect to have a new little girl joining their family in March! As with many other families, the drought in Nicaragua has made it difficult for Armando's mother to meet rising food costs, and sponsorship has been able to help fill that gap as well this year.

April 22, 2015

Armando graduated from preschool in December and began the first grade at the beginning of February. The transition from preschool into a more school-like atmosphere can be difficult for many students. Please be praying this is an easy transition and Armando continues to succeed academically. He received his uniform, school shoes, backpack, supplies, and a special book he needed for his language arts class. His sponsorship also was able to provide a separate uniform for his physical education class so that Armando can fully participate. As you know, Armando moved in with his mom in a neighboring community. For a while he continued to attend Sunday school in Nuevo Amanecer. However, now that he has more friends and attends school nearby, he regularly attends Sunday school in the community in which he lives. In March, Armando’s mom had a new baby girl! Armando is loving being a big brother to his new little sister!

July 2015

Armando loves the first grade and boasts about what he is learning. He enjoys showing off his ability to count to ten and write his name. His favorite subject is math where he is learning number identification and basic addition and subtraction. Armando is currently living with his mom. However, his aunt watches over him and makes sure he has what he needs. There has been some conflict between the two over who cares for Armando as his aunt is concerned over his well-being. Armando continues to be an extremely happy little boy who loves his family and school. He loves having his little sister to play with and be a big brother to. He is also happy that she doesn’t cry as much as she was. Through his sponsorship, Armando has received his second school uniform and shoes of the year and funds to participate in several school activities.

December 2015

Armando is the sweetest boy. He has some trouble paying attention in class but his conduct grade has steadily increased throughout the year. We are so proud of him. He has also worked hard to bring up all of his grades. We don’t know yet if Armando will pass for the year or if his teachers will recommend that he repeat the first grade. If he repeats, he will be given the opportunity to relearn the foundational principles of math and reading. We are having some difficulty working with Armando’s family and they do not want to use his sponsorship for his academic needs. It is difficult for Armando to learn that telling the truth is important when that is not something that is demonstrated at home. Please be praying for sweet Armando. We are proud of all that he has accomplished this year!

April 2016

Armando did well on his end of the year exams and was able to pass first grade. He moved on to 2nd grade beginning the new school year in February. Armando received his new uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in his PE class. Armando is a sweet kid who really wants to do his best. He is learning to tell time in his math class. In Language & Literature he is learning consonant blends and writing simple sentences and riddles. Throughout the previous school year, we have continually faced issues of dishonesty with Armando’s mom. We are working with the local pastor and Armando’s family to resolve this issue so that Armando is able to continue in the program.

Fall 2016

Armando continues to work hard in second grade. He is doing very well. He has advanced grades in Math and satisfactory grades in all of his other classes. Although his is still a ball of energy, his teacher comments that his behavior and attention during class have improved greatly this year. She also said that he works hard in class and attends school faithfully. Armando received his new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Armando is proud of himself because he has learned to write longer, more complex sentences that he used to not be able to write. Thanks to his sponsorship, Armando was able to celebrate his 7th birthday at the end of March. He and his family had a small celebration at home. His mom bought him a chair of his own. Armando was so excited about this gift!

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