Olman Isaias Sanchez Henriquez
Home: Plan Grande, Concepcion
Birthday: December 18, 1993
Siblings: 1 older and 1 younger
Education: Finished grade 6 in 2005
Isaias is one of the youngest members of our team, but certainly lacks no confidence aroung the rest. He had no excuse for missing classes as his house is located right beside the community school. Unfortunately, like most rural school, it only goes up to grade 6. His dad wanted to put him in a remote learning program sponsored by some nuns in Dulce Nombre last year, but they apparently couldn't accept him because of his age.
For the past 2 years, Isaias has helped his dad haul sugar cane and work in the coffee. Our surprise when we went to visit his family at the start of the interview process was finding several instruments in their house. He tells us that he is learning to play guitar.
Isaias heard about the program from another youth in his community who was also fired up to apply and thought that the program sounded like a great opportunity. As it turns out, Isaias was selected, but the other youth did not make it past the interview stage.