Monday, August 12, 2013

Change The World 2013

THIS NEED HAS BEEN MET! A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THESE CHILDREN TO ATTEND SCHOOL!


It’s the start of another school year here in Haiti. Uniforms are being whipped out left and right. New books and shiny black shoes are appearing and kids, like all over the world, are anxiously awaiting that all important first day.

There are 4 precious children here in Haiti who dream of what this year, and the future will bring. Without help, September 2nd will come and go for them just like any other day. While their neighbors and friends head off the the first day of class and they will be left behind.
An education in Haiti is not guaranteed, it does not come without a huge sacrifice and sometimes, unobtainable price.

I know the families of these children well. They are truly in need of help and I desperately want these 4 to go to school this year. Allow me to introduce you…

Meet Mike

WoodMike Toussaint (1)

Mike is 6 years old. He lives with his mother in a one room house. He is the only child in the home. Their small hut is in a compound with several of their extended family members. Mike’s mother does not have regular work, she has given 1 child up for adoption, 2 years ago.

Mike is entering 1st grade. His favorite subject is French. When Mike grows up he wants to be a teacher. He has been sponsored for school for the past 2 years and has done exceptionally well in all of his classes. He is a hard worker and his mother is very supportive of his education. Attending school this year is very important to Mike.

WoodMike Toussaint (2)

Meet Williams

Williams Pierre (1)

Williams is 11 years old. He lives with his mother and aunt in a one room house. He is the only child in the home. Their small cement house is in a compound with several of their extended family members. Williams’ mother does not have regular work, she has given 1 child up for adoption, 6 years ago.

Williams is entering 2nd grade. His favorite subject is Math. When Williams grows up he wants to be a race car driver Winking smile.Williams is several years behind in school because his mother has rarely been able to afford tuition. This is his first year in the sponsorship program.

Williams Pierre

Meet Robens

Robens Pierre (2)

Robens is 16 years old. He lives with his father, stepmother, sister and 2 stepbrothers in a 2 room house. Robens’ father sometimes buys supplies in bulk and resells them for a small profit but he does not have regular work. In 2007 Robens’ father gave his youngest son up for adoption due to the family’s circumstances.

Robens is entering 10th grade (of the Haitian 13 year course). He told me he loves all subjects and can’t pick just one favorite. Robens dreams of going to medical school and becoming a doctor one day. Robens has a special medical need which we are trying to address. Because of his condition and his family’s circumstances he has not been able to attend school regularly. This is his first year in the sponsorship program.

Robens Pierre (1)

Meet Dencia

Dencia Pierre (2)

Dencia  is 18 years old. She lives with her father, stepmother, brother (Robens) and 2 stepbrothers in a 2 room house. Dencia’s father is sometimes employed but he does not have regular work. In 2007 Dencia’s youngest brother was placed for adoption due to the families circumstances.
Dencia is entering her final year of school. She has begun taking nursing classes in addition to her regular school studies. She hopes to be able to attend nursing school full time after graduation. Dencia has been sponsored for the last few years through another program before transferring into the Espwa Berlancia sponsorship program. We are praying her schooling will be fully covered through the generosity of our partners. (You!)

Dencia Pierre (1)

The average income in Haiti is $2 a day. That equals out to be roughly $730 a year. School tuition is $325 per child. The math speaks for itself. It is virtually impossible for any of these kids to go to school this year without sponsorship. They have dreams for the future and they deserved the chance to follow those dreams.

You can choose to fully sponsor one student for $325 (please put the child’s name in the memo of your payment) or contribute any amount you choose to the general education fund to be shared between all unsponsored children.

Please use our paypal like below to donate or send a check to

Espwa Berlancia
PO Box 16803
Alexandria, VA 22302

With School Sponsorship 2013 (Child’s Name/General Fund) in the memo

Thank you for your help in providing a future for these precious little ones.

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