Jose Miguel Martinez Mendez

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

Stats

Birthday - 8/14/2003
Favorite Subject - Math
Home Village - Candelaria


Bio

Jose Miguel lives with his mom and four siblings in a small brick, one-room house. Jose's father passed in 2011 due to kidney failure. Since his death, Jose's mom has struggled to provide for her children as a single mother. She does not have steady employment, but supports her family by washing clothes for people in their neighborhood. The family is close-knit, but struggles greatly in their finances and provision of basic needs. Jose Miguel will begin 5th grade in February 2014. His favorite classes are math and science. In his free time, he likes to play with his friends from the neighborhood. He is a quiet, but really sweet-natured kid. Jose Miguel dreams of becoming an electrician when he grows up.

July 14, 2014

Jose Miguel is really enjoying 5th grade. He has an 80% average overall. His best grades are is Spanish (92), Math (91), and Social Studies (87). He is doing very well in school, but is struggling in science. It is his lowest grade. Thanks to your sponsorship, he has received extra help for special class projects, gotten his haircut (a requirement from his school), and got to participate in a celebration for international children's day. As a focus on preventative health care, Jose Miguel participated in a dental hygiene teaching our group put on where he learned proper teeth brushing techniques and received a new complementary toothbrush. Jose Miguel received his second uniform and a new pair of school shoes to start his second semester of classes.

April 21, 2015

Jose Miguel finished his fifth grade year in December and began the sixth grade at the beginning of February. All of Jose Miguel’s final grades were good with his top grades being in science, language arts, and social studies. Thanks to his sponsorship, at the end of the school year, Jose Miguel was able to participate in a celebration with his class. He had 100% all year in his school attendance and punctuality. Jose Miguel just began his final year of elementary school. He is so excited to have his graduation this year. To start the school year, Jose Miguel received a new backpack, uniform, school shoes, and extra supplies. In December, Jose Miguel and his family received a water filter and a teaching on water borne illnesses. This will provide them with clean drinking water for the next several years.

August 4, 2015

Jose Miguel is in his last year of elementary school and is excited to move to high school next year. He is working hard this year to pass all of his classes. He received all passing grades on his first report card with his top grades in culture, physical education, and his vocational class. Jose Miguel received funds to complete several class assignments including special projects and researching topics at an internet café. His class completed a project in which Jose Miguel worked with a group to create a traditional Nicaraguan dish and recipe. Jose Miguel’s school help two activities celebrating Mother’s Day and International Kid’s Day. His sponsorship allowed him to participate in these events. Thanks to a visiting team, he was given flip flops to play in instead of using his school shoes.

December 2015

We are so proud of Jose Miguel because, on his third report card of the year, he raised his grades in almost every class. His top grades are currently in culture (90%), civics (89%), and math (87%). Jose Miguel is looking forward to his upcoming graduation from elementary school and is anticipating starting high school in January. Although he is a little nervous, he is looking forward to the transition. Through his sponsorship, he was able to complete several class assignments and participate in an activity celebrating traditional Nicaraguan food dishes. He also celebrated his birthday in August and was able to have a small celebration with his family. He received his second uniform and pair of school shoes of the year to finish out the school year.

April 2016

Jose began his first year of high school at the beginning of February. He was so excited to graduate from elementary school in December. Thanks to his sponsorship, Jose received his uniform, backpack, shoes, school supplies, and an athletic outfit to participate in his physical education class. His favorite class is Spanish because he loves reading the legends and fables of Nicaragua. His most difficult class is English. This is the first year that Jose has learned English in school and it can be a difficult transition for many students. Jose’s vocational class has been learning about the environment and how to take care of the atmosphere. Recently, Jose’s older brother dropped out of school. We are working to encourage Jose to stay in school and not to follow his brother’s example. His sponsorship gives him the tools he needs to succeed academically especially as his mom is not working.

Fall 2016

Jose received his second uniform of the school year in July. He is halfway through his first year of high school and is struggling some in his classes and with prioritizing the things in his life. Jose is a sweet student who can do well when he puts his mind to it. However, recently, he has not been spending time with friends who encourage him to make good decisions or focus on his classes. Jose is the oldest sibling in his family currently attending school as his older siblings have all dropped out. Sponsorship staff works to encourage Jose to do well because we know he can succeed. On his second report card of the year, Jose pulled his English grade up considerably to passing but still has a lot of work to do to pass for the year. In math, Jose received a failing grade for the second grading period. We know that Jose can do well in school as evidenced by his culture grade which he raised 30 points from one report card to the next. Please be praying for him as he navigates this difficult season of his life. Through his sponsorship, Jose received his needed school supplies including notebooks, crayons, pens, and a geometry set. His favorite project that he completed for class was models of invertebrates in play dough. In his history class, Jose has been learning about indigenous people groups and the Spanish conquerors. In English, his class has been studying how to talk about time and in science, they are currently studying human reproduction. Jose was excited to receive the letters and pictures that you sent. Thank you for believing in this kind, smart student!

Updates

Jose Miguel lives with his mom and four siblings in a small brick, one-room house. Jose's father passed in 2011 due to kidney failure. Since his death, Jose's mom has struggled to provide for her children as a single mother. She does not have steady employment, but supports her family by washing clothes for people in their neighborhood. The family is close-knit, but struggles greatly in their finances and provision of basic needs. Jose Miguel will begin 5th grade in February 2014. His favorite classes are math and science. In his free time, he likes to play with his friends from the neighborhood. He is a quiet, but really sweet-natured kid. Jose Miguel dreams of becoming an electrician when he grows up.

July 14, 2014

Jose Miguel is really enjoying 5th grade. He has an 80% average overall. His best grades are is Spanish (92), Math (91), and Social Studies (87). He is doing very well in school, but is struggling in science. It is his lowest grade. Thanks to your sponsorship, he has received extra help for special class projects, gotten his haircut (a requirement from his school), and got to participate in a celebration for international children's day. As a focus on preventative health care, Jose Miguel participated in a dental hygiene teaching our group put on where he learned proper teeth brushing techniques and received a new complementary toothbrush. Jose Miguel received his second uniform and a new pair of school shoes to start his second semester of classes.

April 21, 2015

Jose Miguel finished his fifth grade year in December and began the sixth grade at the beginning of February. All of Jose Miguel’s final grades were good with his top grades being in science, language arts, and social studies. Thanks to his sponsorship, at the end of the school year, Jose Miguel was able to participate in a celebration with his class. He had 100% all year in his school attendance and punctuality. Jose Miguel just began his final year of elementary school. He is so excited to have his graduation this year. To start the school year, Jose Miguel received a new backpack, uniform, school shoes, and extra supplies. In December, Jose Miguel and his family received a water filter and a teaching on water borne illnesses. This will provide them with clean drinking water for the next several years.

August 4, 2015

Jose Miguel is in his last year of elementary school and is excited to move to high school next year. He is working hard this year to pass all of his classes. He received all passing grades on his first report card with his top grades in culture, physical education, and his vocational class. Jose Miguel received funds to complete several class assignments including special projects and researching topics at an internet café. His class completed a project in which Jose Miguel worked with a group to create a traditional Nicaraguan dish and recipe. Jose Miguel’s school help two activities celebrating Mother’s Day and International Kid’s Day. His sponsorship allowed him to participate in these events. Thanks to a visiting team, he was given flip flops to play in instead of using his school shoes.

December 2015

We are so proud of Jose Miguel because, on his third report card of the year, he raised his grades in almost every class. His top grades are currently in culture (90%), civics (89%), and math (87%). Jose Miguel is looking forward to his upcoming graduation from elementary school and is anticipating starting high school in January. Although he is a little nervous, he is looking forward to the transition. Through his sponsorship, he was able to complete several class assignments and participate in an activity celebrating traditional Nicaraguan food dishes. He also celebrated his birthday in August and was able to have a small celebration with his family. He received his second uniform and pair of school shoes of the year to finish out the school year.

April 2016

Jose began his first year of high school at the beginning of February. He was so excited to graduate from elementary school in December. Thanks to his sponsorship, Jose received his uniform, backpack, shoes, school supplies, and an athletic outfit to participate in his physical education class. His favorite class is Spanish because he loves reading the legends and fables of Nicaragua. His most difficult class is English. This is the first year that Jose has learned English in school and it can be a difficult transition for many students. Jose’s vocational class has been learning about the environment and how to take care of the atmosphere. Recently, Jose’s older brother dropped out of school. We are working to encourage Jose to stay in school and not to follow his brother’s example. His sponsorship gives him the tools he needs to succeed academically especially as his mom is not working.

Fall 2016

Jose received his second uniform of the school year in July. He is halfway through his first year of high school and is struggling some in his classes and with prioritizing the things in his life. Jose is a sweet student who can do well when he puts his mind to it. However, recently, he has not been spending time with friends who encourage him to make good decisions or focus on his classes. Jose is the oldest sibling in his family currently attending school as his older siblings have all dropped out. Sponsorship staff works to encourage Jose to do well because we know he can succeed. On his second report card of the year, Jose pulled his English grade up considerably to passing but still has a lot of work to do to pass for the year. In math, Jose received a failing grade for the second grading period. We know that Jose can do well in school as evidenced by his culture grade which he raised 30 points from one report card to the next. Please be praying for him as he navigates this difficult season of his life. Through his sponsorship, Jose received his needed school supplies including notebooks, crayons, pens, and a geometry set. His favorite project that he completed for class was models of invertebrates in play dough. In his history class, Jose has been learning about indigenous people groups and the Spanish conquerors. In English, his class has been studying how to talk about time and in science, they are currently studying human reproduction. Jose was excited to receive the letters and pictures that you sent. Thank you for believing in this kind, smart student!

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