My name is Ermelinda, I am 18 years old and I am from Santa Rosa de Copan. When I was young, I lived with my mom, two sisters and one brother. However, when I was 7 years old, people brought me to an orphanage. My mother couldn’t afford for me to study and provide a better life for me, so I was raised in Amparo de San Antonio in Santa Rosa de Copan.
I love the people at TLC and how they treat the students. I like the motivation and enthusiasm they always have to share knowledge with us. Everyone tells us that we are able to overcome difficult challenges and accomplish what we set our minds to.
TLC is preparing me to become a leader in my community as well as being a leader in any context I find myself. I am learning the important values that leaders should learn and possess such respect, love and hard work ethic. I am learning so much in my classes, how to build good relationships with people, and to be on time for everything. They are helping me to be stronger and develop in every area of my life.
My goal is to study hard and do my best while at TLC. After I graduate, I want to go on to study local community development so I can develop projects in my community that will impact all people.