Consider what they have accomplished thus far:
- 700 students in school: 490 primary/210 secondary
- 26 fulltime teachers and 12 special secondary instructors
- A computer center (a nice big room) with 6 laptops and 20 smaller training computers
- 44 live-in orphans and 30 “graduate” orphans living in the community receiving meals and education at the school
- Over 40 employees from the community (cooks, house moms, caretakers, etc)
- Meals for all primary students on school days
- Vocational school (sewing, carpentry and welding) with 75 plus students
- A compound where elderly “orphans” can finish their difficult lives in peace
- A community center in which the entire village has pride
Remember that ownership is entirely theirs, owned by a committee (Comite`) of village elders (talk about unique).
After all your help over these years, are any of you curious enough to join us on a medical team (no skills needed) to immerse yourself for a week in this astounding culture? Let us know … you have our address!
Americans can give money…..always do. But what enables some Haitians (impoverished) to recreate progress from that money? Great question. Think about it.
It requires a huge amount of faith to offer your help to an effort like this in a culture so foreign and strange, doesn’t it? We are their sole support, and from that support will arise educated young adults still scrambling for a future but now with new hope.
Ten years and counting ... what wonders will the next decade bring?
(Originally published 7/2012)