Erika Lissette is a 17-year-old high school student at the Complejo Educativo General Francisco Menendez. She will graduate from high school  this year. She lives with her parents, brother, and a younger sister. Erika is proud to be a part of the FCE Scholarship Program because as a scholarship student, she works on social projects that contribute to the preservation of the environment; in addition, with the Education Project, young people are able to keep busy with productive things, and they are increasingly learning to do things that contribute to their community in a positive way.

Erika says that one of her biggest obstacles in order to study has been the lack of money in her family. Her parents find it difficult to pay for basic services at home and also to pay for her studies. Erika’s father is the only member of the family who works, so he has to  pay for the education of three children on his own. After completing her high school diploma, she wants to study for a university degree.  Then she would like to get a decent job and help her family financially, contribute to the personal growth of those around her, and also do positive things in her community.