Fátima Paxán, a 14-year-old girl, began her journey at Meso four years ago when she joined as a second-grade student, following her time at Santa Teresita Public School.
After the loss of Fátima’s father, she and her mother faced a shift in their lives, and they were left to navigate life’s challenges together. Fátima has witnessed up close the effort her mother made to provide for her as she works diligently at a miscellaneous goods stall in the local market.
With each passing day, Fátima became more aware of her mother’s enduring battle against arthritis. Inspired by her mother’s resilience, Fátima’s own passion took shape, driving her towards a future in nursing and, eventually, medicine. “My dream is to be able to help others, I love it. Especially older people or people with disabilities. The nurse at the school has inspired me, and I have been guided by my mother because I am concerned when I hear her complain about her pain. That’s why I have set myself the goal of becoming a nurse because when I grow up, I will take care of my mother and other people who need it. I feel that I will give them strength to keep living,” explains Fátima enthusiastically.
It was thanks to a friend of her mother, who informed her about the opportunity of a scholarship, that Fátima’s life changed when she entered Meso. “It feels great to have the opportunity to be a scholarship student because I know that others do not have the same chance as me. I am grateful that the school gives me this opportunity, and I know that I must fulfill all my goals because of it.” explains the student.
Alongside her sincere understanding of others’ adversities, Fátima possesses an enchanting artistic sensibility, and she tells us that she has two other dreams to fulfill: to be a singer and a painter. To no surprise, her favorite classes are art and music.
In Fátima Paxán, we witness a young girl driven by empathy, resilience, and a desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others. With the support of her mother, her school, and her own unwavering determination, Fátima sets forth on a remarkable journey towards realizing her dreams and becoming a beacon of hope for those she cares for.