Alexander Narváez Pérez

 

AlexI am 21 years old and was born April 30th 1996 in a small town called Río Blanco in La Independencia, Chiapas. My mother is Matilde Pérez García. She is 52 years old and my father’s name was Heraldo Narváez Maldonado. He passed away due to cancer at age 46 last year (2016). My mother is the one who is supporting me now.

I have 4 siblings. My eldest sister’s name is Arilene Narváez Pérez. My sister, Aura, is 25 years old. My little brother José is 16 years old. I had another brother but he passed away at birth. I am the third of the five children my parents had.

I studied preschool in “Reynaldo Pola Gutiérrez” and kindergarden in my hometown. Then I studied in “General Lázaro Cárdenaz del Río” Primary School. I completed my secondary education at Telesecundaria 489 Camilo Arriaga. I also studied high school at “Colegio de Bachilleres de Chiapas EMSad 097” in Río Blanco. When I was in preschool and primary school, the school was only five minutes away by foot, but when I entered secondary school and high school, it was twenty minutes away.

In my academic training, I have had very good experiences and bad experiences as well. I remember when I was a kid some of my classmates would make fun of me, which made me feel bad but never prevented me from studying hard. In spite of my genetic flaw, I showed I could do many things by myself.

I must say that through my academic life, I liked folkloric dance and enjoyed very much participating in events doing this activity.

When I was close to finishing High school, I decided I wanted to continue studying. That is why I talked to my parents about the possibility of them supporting me during university. They said the economy in the country was not good, and since they are peasants, they didn’t think they could support him. Despite that, in the end, they decided to support me.

I had many options to study a career, but the one that I liked the most was History. I searched a University that had this course of study and a teacher of mine who also worked at UNICACH told me about the university. I then applied for the career, I was nervous because there were many other students who atteneded the admission test, but in the end, I passed the exam. I was very happy, but also sad because I had to leave my family to be able to attend school. It is a sacrifice I have to make in order to achieve my goals. I am currently in the seventh semester and I will graduate in a short time.