Reyna Bustillo

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

Stats

Birthday - 5/10/2004
Favorite Subject - Math
Home Village - Santa Matilde


Bio

 Reyna lives with her parents and 5 siblings in a tiny one-room house made of sheets of tin. Her mom makes and sells tortillas and her dad works as a day laborer on various farms as they are hiring extra hands. It is difficult to meet the basic needs of a large family on their small salaries. Reyna is currently in first grade. Her favorite class is math. She dreams of becoming a teacher when she grows up.

April 22, 2015

Reyna is so excited to begin this school year sponsored! We have loved seeing her work harder in her classes and believe in herself more and more. Last year, Reyna stopped going to school so she is repeating the first grade again this year. She is coming to weekly tutoring session taught by New Song Staff and, though she struggles some academically, she is doing a great job. Her sponsorship provided Reyna with a uniform, school shoes, backpack, and supplies she needed to succeed in school. She will continue to receive school supplies throughout the year as she needs them. This will allow her to study more consistently. In her classes, Reyna is currently learning how to count to 100, letter sounds, and writing. Thank you for giving her this opportunity to succeed!

July 2015

Reyna is working hard this year in her classes. On her first report card of the year, Reyna scored advanced in almost every area of school! We are so proud of her process. Her teacher comments that she does need to work a little harder on paying attention and her behavior in class. Reyna enjoys school especially math and likes her teacher this year. Reyna received her second uniform and school shoes of the year. Through her sponsorship, she was able to participate in several school events celebrating Mother’s Day and International Kid’s Day. In July, she had a week long break from school. She spent most of her time playing with her neighbors and family. Reyna loves getting your letters and is so excited when one comes for her! Thank you for investing in her life!

November 2015

Reyna finished the first grade at the beginning of December. This has been a difficult year for her but she did well understanding what she was learning. Reyna struggles the most with self-confidence and believing that she can do it. Even through she passed her classes and understood the information she was learning, she had a hard time with her end of the year exams. She didn’t perform well on her tests. As she was taking the tests, she got nervous and got stuck on a few questions. Reyna feels like she can’t do anything well in school and doesn’t believe in herself. We are spending time talking to her and encouraging her. Reyna is a smart girl, but has never been told that before. She loves getting the letters that you send her. Even though she did not do well on her exams, she will move up to the second grade when school begins again in February. We are excited for her and what she can accomplish!

April 2016

Reyna has moved on to 2nd grade, but continues to struggle with self-confidence. Thank you for taking time to write to her to encourage her to believe in herself and to tell her that you believe in her. The more people that tell Reyna that she is smart and capable, the more she will begin to believe it for herself. The new school year began in February. Reyna received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in PE. She continues to attend weekly tutoring sessions with our sponsorship staff. In math her class has been learning to tell time. Although this was difficult for Reyna at first, with practice in tutoring, she is now doing well reading clocks. Reyna is improving her reading skills. She is becoming a good reader and really loves books! Reyna is improving in her phonics skills and has been able to sound out and write increasingly difficult words. As she continues to improve in her classes, we are beginning to see glimmers of Reyna believing that she is smart and believing that she will succeed. We are excited to see how she will grow throughout this year! Thank you for taking time to invest in her personally.

Fall 2016

Reyna is doing incredibly well in her classes this year. During the first semester of classes, she had excellent marks in all of her classes. Reyna is beginning to believe for herself that she is smart and capable. We love to see her believe in herself! Reyna is older than most of her classmates. That hasn’t been an issue previously, but as she nears the age of puberty Reyna is beginning to face situations that her other classmates are not. She is becoming more interested in boys and beginning to seek attention from them. Our sponsorship staff has been talking to her about making good choices in relationships. Reyna received her new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Her sponsorship supplied her class with a water bucket so that they have access to drinking water during the school day. Reyna was also able to cook a traditional Nicaraguan meal to present for her Cultural Studies class. As a focus on preventative health care, Reyna’s sponsorship provided her a dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, and teaching on proper tooth brushing techniques.

Updates

 Reyna lives with her parents and 5 siblings in a tiny one-room house made of sheets of tin. Her mom makes and sells tortillas and her dad works as a day laborer on various farms as they are hiring extra hands. It is difficult to meet the basic needs of a large family on their small salaries. Reyna is currently in first grade. Her favorite class is math. She dreams of becoming a teacher when she grows up.

April 22, 2015

Reyna is so excited to begin this school year sponsored! We have loved seeing her work harder in her classes and believe in herself more and more. Last year, Reyna stopped going to school so she is repeating the first grade again this year. She is coming to weekly tutoring session taught by New Song Staff and, though she struggles some academically, she is doing a great job. Her sponsorship provided Reyna with a uniform, school shoes, backpack, and supplies she needed to succeed in school. She will continue to receive school supplies throughout the year as she needs them. This will allow her to study more consistently. In her classes, Reyna is currently learning how to count to 100, letter sounds, and writing. Thank you for giving her this opportunity to succeed!

July 2015

Reyna is working hard this year in her classes. On her first report card of the year, Reyna scored advanced in almost every area of school! We are so proud of her process. Her teacher comments that she does need to work a little harder on paying attention and her behavior in class. Reyna enjoys school especially math and likes her teacher this year. Reyna received her second uniform and school shoes of the year. Through her sponsorship, she was able to participate in several school events celebrating Mother’s Day and International Kid’s Day. In July, she had a week long break from school. She spent most of her time playing with her neighbors and family. Reyna loves getting your letters and is so excited when one comes for her! Thank you for investing in her life!

November 2015

Reyna finished the first grade at the beginning of December. This has been a difficult year for her but she did well understanding what she was learning. Reyna struggles the most with self-confidence and believing that she can do it. Even through she passed her classes and understood the information she was learning, she had a hard time with her end of the year exams. She didn’t perform well on her tests. As she was taking the tests, she got nervous and got stuck on a few questions. Reyna feels like she can’t do anything well in school and doesn’t believe in herself. We are spending time talking to her and encouraging her. Reyna is a smart girl, but has never been told that before. She loves getting the letters that you send her. Even though she did not do well on her exams, she will move up to the second grade when school begins again in February. We are excited for her and what she can accomplish!

April 2016

Reyna has moved on to 2nd grade, but continues to struggle with self-confidence. Thank you for taking time to write to her to encourage her to believe in herself and to tell her that you believe in her. The more people that tell Reyna that she is smart and capable, the more she will begin to believe it for herself. The new school year began in February. Reyna received her uniform, shoes, backpack, school supplies and an athletic outfit to participate in PE. She continues to attend weekly tutoring sessions with our sponsorship staff. In math her class has been learning to tell time. Although this was difficult for Reyna at first, with practice in tutoring, she is now doing well reading clocks. Reyna is improving her reading skills. She is becoming a good reader and really loves books! Reyna is improving in her phonics skills and has been able to sound out and write increasingly difficult words. As she continues to improve in her classes, we are beginning to see glimmers of Reyna believing that she is smart and believing that she will succeed. We are excited to see how she will grow throughout this year! Thank you for taking time to invest in her personally.

Fall 2016

Reyna is doing incredibly well in her classes this year. During the first semester of classes, she had excellent marks in all of her classes. Reyna is beginning to believe for herself that she is smart and capable. We love to see her believe in herself! Reyna is older than most of her classmates. That hasn’t been an issue previously, but as she nears the age of puberty Reyna is beginning to face situations that her other classmates are not. She is becoming more interested in boys and beginning to seek attention from them. Our sponsorship staff has been talking to her about making good choices in relationships. Reyna received her new uniform and shoes for the second semester of classes. Her sponsorship supplied her class with a water bucket so that they have access to drinking water during the school day. Reyna was also able to cook a traditional Nicaraguan meal to present for her Cultural Studies class. As a focus on preventative health care, Reyna’s sponsorship provided her a dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, and teaching on proper tooth brushing techniques.

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