Cambio Creativo turned my life around in significant ways. For the past eight and a half months, I have been studying in the Faeco school at Universidad de Colón (Colon University). I am currently studying Engineering and Business Operations and Logistics. Ever since I graduated from 12th grade, I always wanted to go to college, but life circumstances made it impossible. Or so it seemed.
A great person came to my life, Pastor Michael Brown, and the wonderful Cambio Creativo team — Rose, Maya, Blake, Jesús, Wendy and others — who have offered me unconditional help and support. They gave me a hand and God willing I have been able to move forward and achieve one of my goals, which was to get into college. However, not everything has been a bed of roses. This year I lost the person I love the most, my mother. She was, and continues to be, my source of inspiration. I know I will achieve the goals I have set for myself because she always wanted to see me succeed. Dear mother, up in the heavens, I promise I won’t fail you.
Cambio Creativo will also ensure I reach the end goal, just as those whom I may never meet who provide the economic support which pays for my studies. Scholarships like mine allow youth to focus on positive and uplifting things— such as our studies— and be an example for others in the community.
Many thanks to Cambio Creativo, Pastor Mikey and our supporters for believing in me and supporting me. Their investment will reap rewards for its beneficiaries, including myself. God bless and keep watch over you as you come and go. I love you guys.
Erick Ariel Rodriguez