Many families in the Rio Grande Valley struggle to find a reliable web connection for admissions courses for school children. For a house in Penitas, this was almost not possible.
A photo of a student from La Joya Fair College District (ISD) went viral on Facebook.
The image, in which co-ed Mickey, trying to complete his homework on a Wi-Fi bus, made his substitute Armin Garza, a member of the faculty board.
After seeing the picture, Garja said that he has to do something.
Garja, a teacher for 15 years, called the city until he could locate the child in the picture. He was able to alert the district’s technical director, Clem Garza, and give the family a new hot spot for the home.
“Thanks to Mrs. [Clem] Garza, it really works – she gave us a new one and in a big way!” Seventh grader said.
“The reason I took it to heart is not that one child is more important than another, all of our children are important,” Garza said. “Yet it happened to be someone who lives right across the street from me.”
“Mickey just has this gentle about him — it’s contagious,” Garza said. “Her smile and the joy that she has. That’s one thing for me that’s very special.”
Garza started a non-profit to help students with similar points. He’ll probably hold a rally on Saturday October 10 to collect clothing donations for a group closet.
They are also raising donations for Mickey’s family.