Meet the Amigos ~ The University Boys

At Amigos, we currently have 10 young men attending four different universities in two different cities. 'Los universitarios,' or the university boys, as we affectionately refer to them, are a unique and important part of our family. After growing up at Amigos, these 10 young men have decided to continue their education and challenge themselves daily as they work to build a future for themselves. Studying during the week and returning several weekends a month to help around the ‘hogar’ and simply be with our family, these ‘big brothers’ are a wonderful example to all of our younger children on how to overcome the challenges live gives you and to always aspire to be the best person you can be. We are continually proud of their achievements, their personal and academic growth, and the love they shower on our family. ¡Los queremos!

Adonis

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  1. Age: 20 
  2. University: Universidad Católica de Honduras
  3. Degree: Medicine and Surgery
  4. Why are you studying medicine?: I am studying medicine because I want to be able to help other people that need help, like I will need help one day, without hoping to receive anything in exchange.

Cristian

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  1. Age: 19
  2. University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras 
  3. Degree: Systems Engineering 
  4. Why did you choose to study engineering?: To help here at Amigos with what I learn. I like engineering a lot and I could help here at the ‘hogar’ once I finish studying. 

David Sosa

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  1. Age: 24
  2. University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras  
  3. Degree: Mechanical Engineering 
  4. Why did you choose to study that?: I like how machines work and I want to learn more about that and work in that area in the future. I would also like to teach engineering classes.

Eduardo

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  1. Age: 21
  2. University: Pedagógica Francisco Morazan   
  3. Degree: Natural Sciences
  4. Why do you want to be a teacher?: I would like to be a teacher so that I can educate and share what I have learned with other children and teenagers 

Elvis

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  1. Age: 22
  2. University: Universidad Pedagógica de Honduras  
  3. Degree: Hotel and Tourism Studies  
  4. Why did you choose to study that?: I would like to be able to get to know the world, history, culture, to go to other places, to be able to meet and connect with other people, and maybe even be a volunteer somewhere. After my first year of university, I would also like to study English. Let’s say, in the future, I go to another country. Knowing English, I could tell others about the life I’ve had and all that. I could tell about Honduras, my story, and how I came to be where I am today.

Joan

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  1. Age: 19
  2. University: Universidad Católica de Honduras  
  3. Degree: Architecture  
  4. Why did you choose to study archituecture?: As a child, I loved to draw and I liked looking at the designs of houses. When I was younger, I always spent time watching what Jeffery, who was an architect and volunteer here for a while, did and I tried to help. Watching him inspired me.

Jose Luis

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  1. Age: 25
  2. University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
  3. Degree: Computer Science  
  4. Why did you choose to study computer sciences?: I would like to work in a high school and teach computer classes. I'd especially like to be able to do that because I hear that eventually there is going to be a high school at Amigos and I could help teach at the 'hogar.' Outside of Amigos, I would like to work at a company in business management. 

Josue Yair

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  1. Age: 21
  2. University: Universidad Católica de Honduras  
  3. Degree: Medicine and Surgery  
  4. Why are you studying medicine?: I am studying medicine because I want the knowledge and wisdom necessary  to know how to cure people who are sick, especially to be able to help cure the illnesses of those people that most need help. I want to travel around the world helping other people who need it with the skills I have in medicine and through that, I'd also have the privilege to know other cultures and people. Above all, however, I want to help Honduras.

Medardo

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  1. Age: 27
  2. University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
  3. Degree: Public Accounting and Finances 
  4. Why did you choose to study that?: I would like to teach other people what I know and people able to help them.

 

Miguel

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  1. Age: 26
  2. University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
  3. Degree: Law
  4. Why did you choose to study law?: When I started studying law, it wasn’t actually the degree that I wanted to graduate with. As I started taking the clases, however, I began to like law, and even more so now that Suyapa asks me for help with little things and I am able to help her. She is very smart and able to accomplish everything that needs to get done. Now, I love law; it’s a career that can be used to help people in anything. Suyapa is a great model to have to learn how to be a great lawyer from.

 

*All of the individuals featured in this article are over 18 years old and provided permission for their real names to be disclosed online.