An External Student Finds Support and Encouragement at an NPH high school
Though Verónica does not live in the NPH Mexico home, she loves the experience of attending our high school. September 20, 2019 - Mexico
Verónica arrives at Bachillerato Tecnológico Nuestros Pequeños Hermano, the NPH Mexico high school.
Bachillerato Tecnológico Nuestros Pequeños Hermano, the NPH Mexico high school, is one of the many educational institutions through which NPH provides opportunities of a better future for our kids. These opportunities are not limited to pequeños , however. External students are welcome at the Bachillerato Tecnológico and we spoke with one of them. Verónica is a third year student in the tourism program who shares her experience at our high school.
“At first it was my parents’ decision to attend the NPH high school; however, I really like to be here and I think it was a great choice for me,” says Verónica in the high school’s courtyard. Education is not a simple topic in Mexico. Most private schools are very expensive for the average parents or they are located far from their houses. In this case Verónica’s parents saw the benefit of their daughter studying at the NPH Mexico institution.
One of the things this teenager loves about high school is the variety of personalities you find there. Most of the students are pequeños, so this gives her one kind of experience. “I know every person is different, but what I love about here is they respect you for being different. No one tries to change you. It’s your opinion and it’s a good one. That’s awesome,” she says.
The priority for any school is academics. For Bachillerato Tecnológico NPH, the premise is not only a complete education, but also a focus the career or degree students want to pursue in the future. These are some of the characteristics that Verónica finds important.
“I really think education is the basis to accomplish anything you want in your life. Bachillerato Tecnológico is better because you can focus your studies in the area you really want,” Verónica tells us as she walks into her entrepreneurship class.
Most of our students’ ambitions grow after they finish high school. For Verónica, she wants to pursue a gastronomy and beverage degree, but she would also love to study business administration.
Verónica tells us her interests were sparked by her love for Mexican food—the textures, the different tastes, and the variety within the cuisine. In addition, her parents are chefs who support and encourage her ambitions.
“My parents are really supportive of my specialty. Every time I have a doubt I know I can go to them and they’ll give me good advice to help me move forward,” she says.
Lastly, Verónica comments on the great environment the high school has with pequeños and external students learning together. “It’s great to be here and experience high school all together. You can get a lot from each person, from the teachers and from the other students.”
Children’s names have been changed to protect their privacy.
Interested in our programs in NPH Mexico? Visit nph.org.
Ivan Sotelo Communication Officer
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