Student Spotlight: Magdalena Celina Ijom Laynez

Celina is a great example for her peers in the LHI program.  Earning the highest grades in her class, she is well positioned to earn a scholarship to a high school program outside of Chajul. Celina will be taking advantage of LHI’s Careers program this spring, as we help her investigate her options for high school.  An active new participate in our Work to (L)earn program this year, Celina has been earning extra money every month.  She is our most reliable and outgoing Kiosk worker, promoting and selling community health products like reading glasses, water filters, and vegetable seeds.  Celina has also welcomed our recent groups, cooking breakfasts, participating in activities, and hosting visitors in her home.  After their recent purchase of a safe stove through LHI, her family is enjoying their smoke-free kitchen and decreased firewood costs, and Celina is working with LHI to promote safe stoves by talking with families about their benefits.  Responsible, energetic, and with a sense of humor, Celina is a delight to have in the LHI program!