Oldine, Ronalson, Jesuméne, Ismaëly, Jimmy, and Gaens. These three young men and three young ladies, living in an orphanage in Lizon, Haiti, recently passed the mandatory 6th grade standards test required to further their education in Haiti. This exam, given only one day per year, has a very high failure rate, yet all six of these students scored very well. They desire to escape the bondage of lack of education. The next step for these bright students would be to start this school year as 7th graders. These children need your financial support to take this next step.
Late last week, I met with Raphael, the executive director of one of our partner organizations in Haiti, the Foundation for the Promising Children of Haiti. Raphael said, “Mr. Randy your organization has helped us by constructing new buildings, providing clothing to the children, building a swing set for us, and many other things. But the children really need your help now.” He went on to tell me about the children praying that World Wide Village would offer financial support for the $375 annual tuition for these six wannabe 7th graders. How could I say “no”?
The average Haitian female, when she reaches age 25, has only received two years of formal education. The illiteracy rate of the general population, for those over age 25, is 50%.
These six very bright young people have beaten the odds by successfully passing the test that more than 50% of their peers fail each year. They have a chance to break the cycle of chronic dependency. They have a chance to learn beyond anything their parents attained. These very promising young people have earned a spot for secondary education, and I’m pleading with you to join me in providing financial support.
Annual tuition costs only $375 per student – provisions have already been offered for their uniforms, books and supplies. All we need is 23 donors at the $100 level or maybe 46 gifts at the $50 level. Perhaps God has blessed you financially. With your gift of $375 we will directly connect you to the student who will provide monthly reports of progress in 7th grade.
Please help today! This support falls outside our normal student sponsorship program but please know we intend to monitor progress, offer regular communications between the donors and students, and our prayer is for each of these children to continue their education through their high school graduation. You can help make that a reality.
On the donation page, please simply indicate your donation be in Honor of to FPCH Student Fund.
Please uplift Oldine, Ronalson, Jesuméne, Ismaëly, Jimmy, and Gaens in prayer. Pray that they not only have a rich experience in 7th grade, but will also break the cycle of chronic dependency in Haiti.