Learning Lots to Help Others Later

Ovidio is a clever 12-year-old boy that wants to be a lawyer.
September 3, 2018 - Mexico

Ovidio during his primary school graduation (2018)

Ovidio* is a young boy who came to NPH Mexico from the state of Hidalgo. He joined our family at four years old with his three older siblings eight years ago. Now he is 12 years old and has graduated from elementary school with honors! It is clear to see, Ovidio is ready and excited to go to middle school!

Ovidio stays busy through many activities, both at school and at home. He has participated in state public speaking competitions, a discipline that has become his passion thanks to the guidance and support of his teachers. His goal is to continue practicing in order to qualify for national competitions.

For Ovidio, who has achieved the highest grades in his class, all of his classes are important to fully understand the world, society and how things function. But his favorite is Spanish, because he can learn new words and gets to write a lot!

"When I grow up, I would like to be a lawyer. I know that with this career I will learn a lot and be able to help vulnerable people. At NPH I have been taught that you can help people with your knowledge as well, and my career will be a good way to help,” says Ovidio, excitedly thinking about his future.

It would be almost impossible to think that a 12-year-old child is so eager to excel in the world, but Ovidio teaches us that Father Wasson's dream – educating children to help them break the cycle of poverty - is being realized with excellent results. But what might be most impressive his how young our children are when they begin to understand this!

"My siblings and I are here because my mom could not take care of us or send us to school. If I have good grades, it's not only to be the star student, although I feel very proud of being that. Getting good grades will help me when I grow up to study the career I like, also to have a good job and help my family. And if I have children, I can help them to have everything that they need."

*Name changed for privacy purposes.

Vanessa Cruz   
Communication Officer

You may be only one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child.
—Fr. William Wasson




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