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[vc_row disable_margin_on_row="no"][vc_column css_animation="fadeInUp"][mkd_elements_holder background_color="#eaeaea"][mkd_elements_holder_item item_width="1-2" item_padding="0 16% 40px 16%" item_margin="0px 0px 0px 0px" horizontal_aligment="left" vertical_alignment="middle" animation_name="fade-in"][vc_column_text] Who is Ángel Hipólito Mendoza Rubio? [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Angel is a 14-year old boy from Oaxaca, Mexico. Approximately 3 years ago, his family moved to Ensenada, Baja California, hoping for a better life, work,...

Frequently asked questions

 

How many students is BEI sponsoring?
At the moment BEI is sponsoring 58 students and they are in Ensenada, San Quintin and Tecate area. 

 

Is there a waiting list?
Yes, there are currently 45 students on the waiting list that have already qualified.

 

How many have graduated?
Five out of those 58 students graduated majoring in psychology, communications and school of medicine. Six will be graduating soon majoring in graphic design, criminal justice, physical therapy and law.

 

What happens when a child doesn’t have BEI or any type of financial help?
Commonly after finishing elementary school (once knowing how to read and write) boys and girls drop out of school. Girls generally engage in domestic chores within their own homes, and in the care of younger siblings. Sometimes girls move out after marrying and become pregnant by the age of 14.  Boys generally go straight to working in the fields. As they become men, due to social and family pressures, they are forced to search for new economic opportunities and typically occupy the fields in positions such as packers or cutters with an average salary of $7-$8 USD per day. By not supporting children in their education, they are unable to break this cycle.

 

How does BEI accomplish it’s set goals?
Most of the students selected by BEI come from families who have received a house through Baja Bound, but is not necessarily exclusive to that. BEI carries out a socioeconomic study through a series of personal interviews, school and home visits. Once they are part of the program, a social worker checks in weekly with the students about their school grades, tutoring services, and school attendance. BEI also incorporates their families in important dates such as school presentations, public acknowledgements, school festivals and graduations in order to keep motivating the students. 

 

What happens if a student stops attending school?
The scholarship would be offered to another member of the family or to any of the 45 students that are on the waiting list. 

 

What are the plans for 2020?
BEI is in the process of finding a central space where students have access to computers, internet, printers and an uninterrupted work space to finish homework. Along with proper equipment to aid in school projects. All of this will be at no cost to the students.

Frequently asked questions

 

How many students is BEI sponsoring?
At the moment BEI is sponsoring 58 students and they are in Ensenada, San Quintin and Tecate area. 

 

Is there a waiting list?
Yes, there are currently 45 students on the waiting list that have already qualified.

 

How many have graduated?
Five out of those 58 students graduated majoring in psychology, communications and school of medicine. Six will be graduating soon majoring in graphic design, criminal justice, physical therapy and law.

 

What happens when a child doesn’t have BEI or any type of financial help?
Commonly after finishing elementary school (once knowing how to read and write) boys and girls drop out of school. Girls generally engage in domestic chores within their own homes, and in the care of younger siblings. Sometimes girls move out after marrying and become pregnant by the age of 14.  Boys generally go straight to working in the fields. As they become men, due to social and family pressures, they are forced to search for new economic opportunities and typically occupy the fields in positions such as packers or cutters with an average salary of $7-$8 USD per day. By not supporting children in their education, they are unable to break this cycle.

 

How does BEI accomplish it’s set goals?
Most of the students selected by BEI come from families who have received a house through Baja Bound, but is not necessarily exclusive to that. BEI carries out a socioeconomic study through a series of personal interviews, school and home visits. Once they are part of the program, a social worker checks in weekly with the students about their school grades, tutoring services, and school attendance. BEI also incorporates their families in important dates such as school presentations, public acknowledgements, school festivals and graduations in order to keep motivating the students. 

 

What happens if a student stops attending school?
The scholarship would be offered to another member of the family or to any of the 45 students that are on the waiting list. 

 

What are the plans for 2020?
BEI is in the process of finding a central space where students have access to computers, internet, printers and an uninterrupted work space to finish homework. Along with proper equipment to aid in school projects. All of this will be at no cost to the students.