Voices of Children: ‘I Would Be a Great Psychologist’

Reporting by Antonio Barranco

From time to time, we ask children in ChildFund’s programs to share what’s happening in their life at the moment. Today we meet Esmeralda, a youth enrolled in ChildFund Mexico’s programs.

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Esmeralda

Hello. I’m 15 years old. I live in Saucitlán de Morelos community in the state of Oaxaca.

I live with my grandparents, my uncle, my sister and my mother. My uncle raises cattle and grows corn and beans for the family. From the corn harvest, my mother makes warm tortillas, and my grandmother cooks beans that are very delicious with her special hot sauce.

I finished junior high, and now I’m going to high school. I think I would be a great psychologist, because I think it would be interesting to help people who have psychological problems and fears to clear their mind of them. Some people have difficulty overcoming traumas or fears that keep them far removed from reality.

On afternoons when I have free time, I go to the library to read biographies of important people. I also like to draw and listen to music.

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