Mayra Alexandra is an 18-year-old student, in her second year of Economics at the Universidad de El Salvador. She joined the FCE Scholarship Program in 2016, when she was a high school student. She lives with her parents, and a younger sister. Mayra says that the scholarship program has had a positive impact on her life because it has helped her to get involved more with people, to learn more and to see the world from another point of view. The program’s workshops have helped build her confidence so that she can now participate more in activities within the community.

In 2020, the main obstacle Mayra had to face was the pandemic, and getting used to online classes. At the end of university, she wants to find a job in her field and work to meet her goals. She wants to continue to acquire knowledge that will help her excel in life and contribute to the FCE Scholarship Program so that it continue its work.