Daniel a Lawyer

Daniel Escalante is 24 years and studying to become a lawyer. When he graduates, he will be one of the first Toba Indians to have ever accomplished such goals. At the time of this writing, he has now completed five of six years at the National University in the provincial capital Resistencia.

As the oldest of ten siblings, he was expected to help the family financially. With 12 mouths to feed at home, the probability that Daniel would be able to continue his studies in the university after high school was not optimistic. Thanks to a scholarship from Star of Hope, Daniel was given the opportunity. He is extremely grateful to the help he has received, without which he would never have been able to continue his studies.

Daniel's dream is to become a lawyer, specializing in environmental issues. It is a big interest even though he cannot be involved right now. The classes are very demanding. Many hours are spent in the classroom as well as studying at home to keep up. While a student in high school he read a brochure describing the plight of the Indian population. By law, they are protected but in reality they are outcasts in society and have many problems. He chose this difficult major because he believes this is the best way to help his own people. To make the most impact he would like to find employment in the capital, Buenos Aires, where the decision-making processes are faster.

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