Students like Maria eagerly await the newest issue of Lafaek in Dili, East Timor. The magazine is part of the Lafaek Child Rights program that CARE supports. This same program sponsors the annual competition that inspired Maria to stay in school.

Maria entered the competition in her fourth grade class, drawing a picture and writing, "In the future, I want to become a teacher because I really want to help my students and understand what they really need."