Children

Birthday: 07/17/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Armada Denavard joined us at the HOLD Home for the first time in 2015.  She is a sweet girl with a lovely smile and she likes bright colors.  She is rather shy and quiet and doesn't talk much unless she's with her closest friends.  She is tall for her age and looks like she could be older than she actually is.  Thankfully here at the HOLD Home she can live life as a child and enjoy learning in school.  Here she is well cared for, provided with meals, and even has health care.

Birthday: 04/02/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Benndjina Jean was added to our HOLD Home family in October of 2016.  She is from Port de Paix, which is the town where our orphanage is located.  Being that she is young, now that she is in the Home, this is also her first experience in school.  She is adjusting to the classroom setting and trying to learn some basics.  With your help, we are able to continue filling the beds at the HOLD Home orphanage, and care for many children that would otherwise be fending for themselves.  Would you consider sponsoring Benndjina?  This will benefit the Home as a whole, as well as this precious girl. 

Birthday: 07/10/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Carlos is among the more quiet children in the HOLD Home, at least at first.  He is kind and loving and enjoys his time playing with the other boys. In school, his favorite class is French; he hopes to speak it fluently.

Birthday: 04/29/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Cedeline has come along in great ways since joining the HOLD Home and is doing well in school.  Her favorite class is math and she hopes to be a nurse someday.

Birthday: 04/12/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Chedena’s beautiful eyes glisten softly.  She enjoys math class in school and hoeps to be a nurse when she grows up.  Her glowing personality covers much of her storied past.  Here at the HOLD the Children Home Chedena has many reasons to smile.  She is well cared for, unlike so many orphans in Haiti.  She is clothed and fed daily with a secure roof over her head.  This is much more than many of the children throughout the country can say.  Children in Haiti begin providing for themselves at a very young age; they are forced to grow up quickly.  Here at the HOLD Home the children are able t

Birthday: 01/12/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Cher-Enfant most often goes by his nickname.  The children at the HOLD Home affectionately call him “Nesley”.  He is one of the younger kids in the home and is often very quiet.  He likes to sit back and watch everything that is going on.  He will participate in games or other events when lead by someone else who wants him to be involved, but he rarely jumps at the opportunity to do something new on his own.  He is a little shy with new folks, but amongst his friends he can be heard chattering away.  He hopes to be a pastor someday!

Birthday: 11/16/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Chorvenly is learning much in school.  He loves French class.

Birthday: 03/22/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Dieumika Faugues was born in 2006 but just joined us in the HOLD Home in 2015.  Although a newer addition, she fits in well with the rest of the children in the Home.  She has made many friends, but still doesn't talk a whole lot!  She is in school now that she is with us and is improving from where she first began.  Dieumika is enjoying living in the HOLD Home and being surrounded by so many friends and so much love.  There are many orphans in Haiti and often times they are either left to care for themselves, or even sold to a wealthy family to work as a house servant.

Birthday: 12/10/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Djon Bely Desinord is one of our more recent additions at the HOLD Home.  He and his older sister joined us in October of 2016 when several of our residents were reunited with family.  We are grateful he is with us where he can receive an education and learn basic life skills.  Many children his age in Haiti would already be working, no longer allowed to go to school, to bring in some sort of income for the family.  At the HOLD Home, Djon Bely is able to be a child.  While he is learning and maturing every day, he still gets time to play and have fun with other boys and girls his age.  He c

Birthday: 09/12/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Djounika Francois is one of our older children in the HOLD Home; she is a somewhat recent addition.  She came to the Home in October 2016.  She is from Port de Paix, where our orphanage is located, and is now in school regularly.  While in school, Djounika is learning to read, write, and solve mathematic equations.  In the HOLD Home Djounika is learning some cooking and cleaning skills, as well as learning to help with the younger ones.  She is still settling in to life at the HOLD Home and making new friends all the time.  By sponsoring Djounika, you are making a life changing impact on he

Birthday: 03/16/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Doudley Jeanvier is another one of our boys who is good at looking after some of the younger ones.  This is a characteristic common to many children in Haiti.  Because they are often abandoned, they learn to take care of themselves and any young siblings at a very young age.  Doudley is fortunate to be cared for by the wonderful staff at the HOLD Home.  Here he has reliable food, clothing, shelter, and even health care.  Over half the children living in Haiti under the age of 5 are malnourished, we are grateful Doudley is in the Home where he gets to eat regularly and does not have to worry

Birthday: 09/04/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Guerlandine is one of our younger girls in the Home and arrived with us in 2015.  Her favorite colors are purple and green.  When Mission Discovery teams come visit she loves to get her nails painted and make jewelry with the girls.  She has recently started school and seems to be doing well so far.  Many children in Haiti never attend school, or if they do, it is only for a short while.  We are grateful Guerlandine is here at the HOLD Home where she will get an education and learn about Christ's love as well.

Birthday: 12/16/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jacksonelle is an outgoing fella who likes fixing things and dreams of becoming a mechanic one day.  He arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013.  The Home was able to admit him following several former residents being reunited with families.  Jacksonelle is from a nearby city of Mole Saint Nicholas.  Having been abandoned he was found by authorities and brought to the HOLD Home.

Birthday: 07/08/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jean Pierre arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013.  His brother, Jean Rodly had been at the HOLD Home for nearly 3 years. Neither one of the brothers were aware that they had a sibling. It is wonderful that they are getting to know each other. Jean Pierre was living in the city of Jean Rabel with extended family.  That is not always a good arrangement.  Often, children are made to do heavy work. We are happy that the brothers are together.

Birthday: 01/30/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jean-Rodly is a kind boy who is excited to be learning in school and church.  He would like to be a pastor so that he can work for the Lord when he grows up.  At His Outreach for Learning and Development, we believe education is the key to breaking the bonds of poverty.  The children in the HOLD home attend school daily where we are equipping them with necessary tools and skills to be successful in life after the orphanage.  This is rare because many children in Haiti never even go to school; instead they are put to work at a very young age.

Birthday: 09/01/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jocelyn does a great job caring for his younger brother at the HOLD Home as well as many of the other children there.  He is kind hearted and responsible.  He likes science class very much and because of this, he would like to become a doctor.

Birthday: 08/20/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Johnson Pierre is one of our newer additions at the HOLD Home.  He joined us in the fall of 2015 and has managed to fit right in in his new home.  The children there are so excited to have another friend and brother.  Johnson is still a little on the shy side.  He likes to practice writing and he hopes to become a Pastor so that he can serve God.  We are grateful he is with us in the HOLD Home where he eats well, attends school, and has good care.  Many children in Haiti look after themselves at very young ages.

Birthday: 02/14/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Juliana is one of more than 450,000 abandoned children in Haiti.  But unlike so many, she has found safety and provision through HOLD the Children.  She attends school daily where French is her favorite class.  When she grows up she wants to be a nurse.

Birthday: 04/23/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Julienne and her sister Louisiana arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012.  We are very happy to have the sisters with us at the home. They are very helpful with the younger kids, especially when they are afraid.  Most of us don’t realize the difficult circumstances that many of these children have been through at this young age.  Life in Haiti is hard, especially for children.  Most Haitian children learn to provide for themselves at very young ages.  It is not uncommon to see small children carrying 5 gallon buckets of water.

Birthday: 01/20/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Behind Junia's perfect smile is a very bright young lady who is performing well in school.  She is first in her class.  She’s a quick learner and eager to move onto the next subject.  She wants to help the community by becoming a nurse when she is older.

Birthday: 04/26/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Kovenson happens to be another one of our older boys in the HOLD Home.  While often more serious than most, he is helpful around the Home especially with many of the younger children.  He is good at looking out for others and shows responsibility in many things that he does.  He is progressing in school and really likes math class.  He also enjoys fixing things and would like to be a mechanic when he grows up!

Birthday: 10/20/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Loudnise Desinord, older sister of Djon Bely, is learning the ropes of life at the HOLD Home.  She and her brother were out on their own for a while before coming to join the Home in the fall of 2016.  Loudnise does a great job of looking out for her younger brother and is also learning to help take care of some of the younger ones in the Home.  Her silly smile is just one way her fun personality shows through.  Because some of our residents got reunited with family, we had space to bring in several new children at about the same time.  It is because of your generous support that we are abl

Birthday: 08/10/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Louisiana and her sister Julienne arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012.  We are very happy to have the sisters at the home. They are helpful with the younger kids.  Louisiana likes taking care of people so much that she would like to be a nurse someday!  Her favorite class at school is math; she is working hard to be a good student.

Birthday: 08/10/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Lovena Agenord is the middle of 3 sisters with us at the HOLD Home!  She’s a sweet young lady who enjoys dressing up and putting on a little jewelry.  Children in Haiti don’t get to do this very often, so she’s glad to have these kinds of opportunities here in the HOLD Home.  She does not have to worry about where her next meal will come from or where she will sleep at night.  She is receiving a good education and her basic needs along with medical care are provided for.  This is more than many can say in Haiti.  To continue caring for the basic needs of the children in the HOLD Home, we ne

Birthday: 01/20/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Marthe-Lourdie is one of our older children in the HOLD the Children Home.  She is very helpful in taking care of some of the younger ones and several of them look up to her.  HOLD the Children has brought her in and given her an education, which is rare for young girls.  She is now in high school where she loves her spanish class.  She would like to continue her education so she can become a doctor when she grows up.

Birthday: 05/13/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Milenne Agenord is the oldest of 3 sisters at the HOLD Home.  They all came to us from Chansolme, Haiti, a nearby town.  She is always looking out for the younger two and does a great job caring for them.  It has been a tough transition for Milenne to come to the Home, but we know it is for the better.  She is at an age where she easily could’ve been picked up off the streets to become a household servant.  This is not uncommon in Haiti.  Milenne is now going to school regularly and learning to read and write.  We are proud of our students and we look forward to all that Milenne will be abl

Birthday: 11/20/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Naica is a fun-loving young lady who enjoys getting attention.  She is silly and likes to laugh and have a good time.  She often looks out for many of those younger than herself, acting as an older sister to many of the children in the Home.  These kids truly do love one another like family.  This is their family.  Naica is grateful to be well cared for here; many girls her age in Haiti are struggling to get by.  Some have even been sent to live with other more wealthy families to work for the family as a servant.  Naica is getting a valuable education while learning all about the love of C

Birthday: 09/02/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Naichanie was living a very difficult life in Port de Paix prior to her being rescued by Pastor Francklin.  Naichanie was able to come to the HOLD the Children Home because several residents were reunited with extended families. Now that she is with us, she is in school every week day and loves learning French.  It is not uncommon for young children in Haiti to become house servants by families that take them in.  Often this is very difficult for the child.  Fortunately, Naichanie was able to escape the role of a servant in Port de Paix.

Birthday: 08/10/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Naomie Agenord joined us at the HOLD Home in 2016.  She came from the nearby town of Chansolme which is a little further inland than Port de Paix.  It is a small town, and as is the case with much of Haiti, families struggle to survive.  Children are oftentimes forced to begin working soon after they begin walking and talking.  Families often use whatever means they can to bring in income and support one another.  We are grateful to have Naomie, and her two sisters, here with us at the HOLD Home.  Here they are now receiving an education.  They eat multiple meals a day, and they have a secu

Birthday: 08/17/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Nerline is grateful to be living in the HOLD the Children Home and attending school there as well.  In Haiti 1/3 of girls over the age of 6 never go to school.  Nerline is receiving a good education at school as well as learning responsibilities as a resident of the orphanage.  She works hard, but is still able to be a child.  At school her favorite class is French, and she hopes to be a nurse when she grows up.

Birthday: 05/08/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Renise has been at the HOLD Home since 2012.  She likes math class and dreams of someday becoming a nurse or even a church leader.  She has always been well behaved and a big help with the younger children.  She can often be seen consoling one of the younger children or helping the staff.  Many Haitian children are forced to share household responsibilities at a young age.

Birthday: 12/18/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Rodeline-Safira is a bright girl who looks forward to her time at school.  French class is her favorite.

Birthday: 04/13/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Rose-Merlove arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in February 2012 and has become very comfortable with the other children.  Like so many of the children at the Home, she came from a very abusive life in Port de Paix.  We are grateful that she was able to come to the HOLD Home. She attends our school and loves her math class.  Would you consider helping suppot Rose Merlove?  There are 4 ways to sponsor her.  Choose the one that best fits your budget.  

Birthday: 12/04/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Looking at Samuel’s sweet smile, you would never know what a rough road he has traveled at such a young age.  In Haiti, nearly 5% of the country’s population is orphans, totaling over 450,000 children.   Samuel was orphaned as a young child and has come through so much.  We are blessed to have him with us at the HOLD the Children Home.  Here he is able to attend school, getting a good education, and most importantly he knows of God’s great love for him.  He loves when Mission Discovery teams come and visit the orphanage.

Birthday: 01/10/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Sendy was one of the first children to arrive at the HOLD the Children Home.  He was admitted to the Home in March of 2010, only a few months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.  Sendy, now one of the veterans of the HOLD Home, is very helpful with the little children.  It is a very admirable characteristic in Haitian children.  They look after each other, especially the younger ones.  Sendy and the other children living at the HOLD Home attend school at the HOLD sponsored school located adjacent to the Home.

Birthday: 11/27/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Valerie arrived at the Orphanage in September, 2013.  She had been living with neighbors in the city of Port de Paix.  Like many children in Haiti, Valerie was treated very poorly by the family she was living with. Because several children at the HOLD Home were reunited with family, room became available for her to be accepted into the Home.  She is very friendly and likes to play with the other children.  Her favorite class is French and she would like to become a nurse so she can help others.

Birthday: 01/17/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Waschneider fits in well with the other boys and girls of the HOLD Home.  His large smile brings joy to anyone’s face.  He is quiet and kind.  He enjoys singing and reads well for his age.  His favorite class is math and he would like to become a doctor when he is older.

Birthday: 10/27/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

This guy, Widley, is such an entertainer!  He keeps things lively at the HOLD Home and can usually be found in the middle of a group putting smiles on their cute faces with silly jokes and dance moves.  He likes to dance and listen to music and one of his signature trademarks are his shorts pants…There are plenty of clothes to go around at the Home, but for whatever reason, Widley likes to wear pants that end just above his ankles!  He is a valuable part of the close-knit family at the HOLD Home and we are thankful he is with us.  He is a quick learner and a good reader.

Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Widley, one of the few children in the Home that shares his name with another young man there, is mature for his age and is a quick learner.  When groups come to visit the HOLD Home, he loves using their digital cameras.  He’s actually a decent photographer and it did not take him long to learn how to adjust settings and change the focus.  He’s a bright boy!  He’s a good reader and he even knows a few English words and phrases.  At school, his favorite classes are French and Creole.  He wants to be a mechanic when he grows up.

Birthday: 12/12/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Wilde Jean came to our HOLD Home in the fall of 2016.  He is from Port de Paix, where the orphanage is located.  His large toothy grin will definitely warm your heart and put a smile on your face as well!  While learning the daily routines is quite a transition for this little guy, he seems to be doing well.  He now gets to attend school daily and is learning all the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Sponsoring Wilde Jean helps to benefit the HOLD Home as a whole and allows us to continue caring for these precious children.  To sponsor Wilde, simply select the best monthly sponsors

Birthday: 04/09/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Woodesky is among the older children in the HOLD Home, he is mature for his age and is doing well in school.  He is a good reader and enjoys learning.  He, like many kids his age, is quite resourceful, using miscellaneous materials and coming up with all kinds of fun games and ideas when he has free time.  His smile is contagious and he gets along well with his brothers and sisters there in the Home. He is good at playing basketball, but says he would like to be a doctor someday.  He enjoys French class.

Birthday: 04/05/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Woodson St. Gera is now one of the youngest living in the Home!  He joined us in the fall of 2015 and at that time, was only four years old.  He has had a birthday since then and has settled in well to the routines and community of the HOLD Home.  The other children have welcomed him warmly and are helpful in taking care of Woodson.  He now has several brothers and sisters looking after him!

Birthday: 04/05/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Woodson is the oldest child in our HOLD the Children Home and several others there look up to him.  He sets a good example and helps take good care of the younger children there.  While good at lending a hand in the home, Woodson is very grateful that he is not responsible for providing for himself or any of the other younger children.  In Haiti, many boys his age fend for themselves on the streets and are sometimes responsible for younger siblings.  It is not uncommon for children to carry large 5 gallon buckets for miles, to get water for themselves.  Here at the HOLD Home Woodson does no

Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Evens Jean is about 5 years old.  Like many children in Haiti, he does not have an official birth certificate.  This is the case for some of the other children in the HOLD Home as well.  Evens arrived at the HOLD Home with very little background information.  He joined the family here in 2016.  We know he is in school for the first time.  He is learning what it means to be a student and is becoming a better listener.  He is one of the younger kids in the Home; the older ones are great at looking out for him.  The children here are so much like siblings- they fight one second and get along p

Birthday: 01/20/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Lourdjina and most the other children in the Onaville School are attending school for the first time.  It is exciting to see these children learning new things.

Birthday: 12/14/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Pepee' lives with her mother and six siblings.  Life is very hard for Pepee' and her family.  The family works very hard to be able to earn enough eat every day.  Some days they don't have any food at home.  Pepee' is very grateful to be able to attend school.  Her favorite subject at school is English.  Pepee' wants to learn to speak English so that she can talk with the visitors from Mission Discovery when they come to her school.  When she grows up, Pepee' wants to be a nurse. Pepee' and the other children need support from HOLD the Children sponsors to help them stay in school.

Birthday: 03/13/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Zachee is privileged to be a young boy living in Haiti getting an education.  Many boys his age are no longer in school, but are out working and trying to feed themselves.  Some his age have even been sold to wealthy families as neglected servants.  Here at the HOLD Home Zachee is learning responsibilities and also continuing his education where he learns reading, writing, and many other subjects.  His favorite class is math and he would like to be a doctor when he grows up.

Birthday: 07/14/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Achil and most of the other children are attending school for the first time.  Achil likes learning new things about his country.  Someday, Achil or one of his classmates could be president of Haiti.  That is one of the benefits of getting an education.  Children can dream about the future.  Haiti must begin emphasizing education for their children or poverty will never improve.  HOLD the Children helps children experience the value in learning.  We need help from sponsors that care about the future of children in Haiti.  would you consider sponsoring a child through HOLD the C

Birthday: 03/01/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 11/29/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/26/2016
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Adlens hasn’t quite decided if he trusts the white people with the camera…But he was a great sport in letting us snap a picture although we couldn’t quite get a smile!

Birthday: 03/07/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 08/08/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/03/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/28/2002
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Alex is one of the coolest children in the world.  He has a contagious laugh and is always joking around with his friends. You rarely see him sitting still because he is almost always the head of the line of kids playing "bus driver" when he's not in class.  He became a student at the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf in 2009 when his mom reported to a friend that he needed help. Alex is bright, loves to learn, and loves to play on the playground after school each day.  He is also very helpful.

Birthday: 12/23/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 06/07/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 11/06/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School

Anabelle is one of the younger children attending the Onaville School.  Children start school very young in Haiti, because by the time they are 7 or 8 years old they are forced to work to help support the family.  Education in Haiti is not available to everyone.  Survival causes education be secondary.  Becasue of HOLD the Children sponsors, there are more than 200 children in the Onaville School.  Thank you for helping Anabelle and the other children go to school.

Birthday: 03/16/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Andercia lives with her mom and brother and sister.  Like many Haitian children, she does not know her father. Her mother works very hard to support Andercia and her siblings.  Even though it is very hard but she wants her children to go to school, so she works from sun-up to sun-down to help them.  Andercia wants to be a nurse when she grows up so she can help kids with injuries and sicknesses.  Her favorite subject is math. 

Birthday: 12/08/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 05/31/2003
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

This girl is a firecracker! Probably the most outgoing of all the JCSD students. Her boisterous energy is almost as big as her heart. She is a compassionate girl who not only leads her group of friends, but takes the time to be with the younger kiddos. Antonecia can be found putting on a show for the younger kids outside. If you can't find her, just follow the laughter of the other kids watching her comedy performance.

Birthday: 08/11/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/26/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Armstrong and his brother Kerry began attending the Onaville School when it opened in 2015. They are grateful for the opportunity to go to school.  It takes a lot of money to keep the school open.  Most parents do not have money to pay tuition to attend.

Birthday: 12/12/2002
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Ashnie started at JCSD in October 2014.  This was her first experience in school. She had some difficulty adjusting to the other kids.  She is able to speak a little.  Ashnie loves to dance and paint and her favorite class is math.  JCSD offers children like Ashnie an opportunity to progress.  Your support of Ashnie and the other children provides a Christian based education and the love of a caring staff.  Would you sponsor Ashnie?

Birthday: 02/19/2001
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

This is a young gentleman who is intentional with the conversations he has with anyone. He is one of the more chill/quiet ones, but when you are with him for a little while, his sassy flare comes out and he is hilarious.  Atikell started school with a positive attitude in regards to work and behavior.  He tries hard and this results in acquiring mastery and near mastery in most areas. Atikell came to JCSD at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. He had very little previous interaction with other kids, which is why he had some challenges getting along.

Birthday: 04/26/2000
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Barbara attends the Capva School in Cite Soleil, one of the poorest areas of all Haiti.  She lives there with her mom, three brothers and two sisters.  It is very hard for her mom to feed all of the children.  She is grateful that Barbara is in school.  Barbara wants to be a nurse when she grows up so she can help sick children.  Her favorite class in school is English class. Being able to speak English is very valuable when it comes time for her to get a job.  Would you like to help Barbara learn to speak English?  You can do that through HOLD the Children Sponsorship.

Birthday: 01/18/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/03/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 06/08/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 09/18/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Bodlet is very young to be attending kindergarten at the Capva School.  It is important to get children like Bodlet to go to school at a very young age.  When kids get a little older, they are required to work to help support their family.  Many children in Haiti stop attending school when they reach school 8 to 10 years old.  Children like Bodlet are grateful to have a place to go to school, but it takes a lot of help from HOLD Sponsors to provide education to the poor.  Would you consider helping by sponsoring a child like Bodlet? Your $30 per month goes a long way in help the kids of Cap

Birthday: 03/10/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/12/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/20/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Calia and most of the other children were a little nervous about the Mission Discovery team taking their picture.  It didn't take long for the kids to warm up.  They are always ready to play and have fun when the Mission Discovery teams come to visit.  Children like Calia are among the fortunate to be in school.  Many Haitian children do not attend school. They are not required because they cannot pay the tuition.  Others are not encouraged about the importance of being educated.

Birthday: 08/20/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 09/13/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Chelanda has many siblings.  She is one of 9 children!  She has only one brother and seven sisters.  Her favorite color is blue.  She enjoys learning math at school and dreams of becoming a doctor one day so she can help people.  Education is the most important tool in preparing Chelanda and other children like her to get out of the cycle of poverty they are in.  Sponsoring her helps provide education for so many in need. 

Birthday: 05/06/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 06/16/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/05/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/27/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 05/09/2000
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

When he's not in school or playing with his friends, he is a great help around the grounds when the staff needs extra hands.  Prior to beginning school at JCSD, Coran had not been in a formal education environment.  He is a very playful and helpful child and gets along very well with the other students.  Coran likes to play all sports, especially soccer, and he is very competitive.  He always wants to win, no matter the sport or opposition.  We are very happy that Coran is able to attend school.  In the future, Coran hopes to manage a taxi service company.

Birthday: 02/02/2001
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

He is the youngest of his group of friends and more quiet than others. His sweetness is portrayed in his smile and how he interacts with his peers.  Courtney is a well-mannered student who is respectful and displays positive attitudes on a consistent basis. He is always smiling.  He enjoys being at school.  He is very helpful, and very friendly to both teachers and students. He loves to play soccer. He can do well in almost all academic pursuits if he applies himself. He likes learning math more than other subjects and hopes to become a chef in the future. 

Birthday: 09/04/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 02/17/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Dana is one of the younger children in her class.  She loves the color yellow.  She is learning what it means to be a student.  There are many children in her class.  The teachers at her school work hard to teach each student, especially in these early stages as they begin to learn to read and write.  Dana’s education is possible because HOLD the Children sponsors her school and helps it continue to run.  Would you sponsor Dana so we may continue to support this school and provide for the needs there? 

Birthday: 12/31/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/03/2011
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 10/02/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Daniel has three siblings, one brother and two sisters.  At schools, his favorite class is math.  He will need to know math in order to become the tailor that he hopes to be one day!  Through HOLD the Children we are able to continue supporting the great work at Daniel’s school.  Can you sponsor Daniel for just $30 a month?  Sponsoring Daniel benefits the school as a whole and helps provide education for so many children in need. 

Birthday: 10/09/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Daphne is a pretty little girl.  She always has a smile on her face.  She is in Kindergarten and really likes going to school.  Unfortunately, there are many children living near Daphne, that do not go to school. This is mostly due to a lack of encouragement about the value of getting an education.  Daphne lives with her mom.  She does not know her father.

Birthday: 06/29/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Darben’s sweet smile shows he’s not afraid of the camera.  He enjoys having visitors, like the Mission Discovery teams, come to his school.  His school only began in 2015, before that the children in the community were not in school at all.  The Onaville community began its existence following the great earthquake of 2010.  Families moved to this area “temporarily”, but over time, it has become permanent.  HOLD the Children sponsorships help the Onaville School continue to operate.  By sponsoring Darbens or one of his friends, you actually benefit the entire school.  Please begin your month

Birthday: 09/29/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Davens has many siblings; he is one of 8 children!  He has four brothers and three sisters.  He loves math class and excels in school.  His favorite color is yellow and he believes he would like to become a doctor when he grows up.  We are grateful to inspire big dreams by providing education to Davens and so many others.  Education is the first and biggest step in breaking the cycle of poverty.  We believe your sponsorship of Davens can help us change the future of Haiti!

Birthday: 04/10/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/17/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

David is grateful to be able to attend school.  Children in Haiti as young as David are often forced into servitude to help families survive.  Restavecs, 'children sold as domestic house servants,' are common in Haiti.

Birthday: 06/24/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/21/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 06/27/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School

Dayana only recently has gotten started in school.  She is a little on the shy side.  There are many children in her class.  HOLD the Children works hard to ensure that each child has the proper school uniform and school supplies needed.  Many schools in Haiti do not have enough supplies for everyone.  Oftentimes children are waiting patiently for a classmate to finish an assignment so that they can use their pencil when they finish.   By sponsoring Dayana or another child at this school, you help us continue to provide school supplies, uniforms, and teachers for this wonderful school. 

Birthday: 05/23/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/23/2005
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Delano seemed to be a normal deaf boy when he came to JCSD. He ran and played with his school friends, a good student and a pleasant little fellow. Little did we know that all was not well.  Several times he had been absent from school and at one point Delano was hospitalized for several weeks. After returning to school, his father could not give an answer as to what was wrong with him. We noticed one day while he was playing how large his abdomen was.  One of our dorm supervisors then reported that at times Delano cried because of the pain in his abdomen.

Birthday: 03/13/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 04/12/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Dieuna is in 2nd grade and her favorite subject is French class.  She lives with her mother and two sisters.  Like many Haitian children, Dieuna does not know her father.  She likes French class best and wants to be an accountant when she grows up.  All of the students at Capva School are grateful for HOLD the Children sponsors that help them go to school.  Would you consider sponsoring Dieuna?  

Birthday: 02/21/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Dieunika’s beautiful smile keeps many others smiling!  Her favorite color is blue.  She has recently started Kindergarten and is excited to be in school.  Many children in Haiti begin working at a very young age; we are glad Dieunika’s parents are sending her to school so she can learn to read and write. 

Birthday: 11/24/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 02/06/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Dina is one of five siblings who have been orphaned and live with extended family.  We don't always know their circumstances but we know that these children need our help.  They need to be in school.  HOLD the Children comes along side of orphaned children to help them get an education.  Children living with extended family is a common story in Haiti.  Parents often die in this difficult environment, abandoning children to provide for themselves.  There are more than 450,000 orphaned children in Haiti, nearly 5% of the entire population.  Children like Dina need to be in school to

Birthday: 03/23/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Djohnken has a very large family, 4 brothers and two sisters.  They all live together in a very small house.  Sometimes parents are unable to care for their children so they sell them or give them as house servants for the wealthy.  This is a common practice in Haiti. Fortunately, Djohnken's parent work very hard to be able to care for their children.  Djohnken's favorite color is yellow and favorite subject is school is math.  He will need all the math he can get as he wants to be a mechanic when he grows up.  He is a good student in school.

Birthday: 06/05/2009
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Dorlens has 2 brothers and one sister and they live together with their mother.  They are left alone for most of the day.  Dorlens is privileged because he is able fo go to school.  His brother and sister do not attend school.  We do not always know why some siblings are in school and others are not.  Sometimes it is because they must  work to help support the family or it could be because there is no encouragement  to go to school.  Sometimes is is because the family cannot afford to pay. 

Birthday: 11/25/1999
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Dawn is a part of the very tight knit group of high school boys. He dominates on the soccer field but is pretty reserved off the pit.  Dwayne makes a good attempt to accomplish his academic work. He enjoys sporting activities such as soccer. He loves dressing up and looking good. As one of the older high school boys, he is looked up to by many of the younger ones.  Thankfully he sets a good example and is a good influence on the other boys in the school. 

Birthday: 01/21/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/05/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/03/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 05/29/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Ernsley is just getting started in school.  He is grateful to be living with both his parents at home in Cite Soleil.  There are many orphans in this area, so it is somewhat rare for a child to have both parents.  Ernsley’s favorite color is red. 

Birthday: 07/13/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 04/20/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 07/14/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School

Fedjerry is one of the youngest children in the school.  Many young children are left alone all day while their parents are working to earn enough to feed them for the day.  Life in Haiti is very hard.  Often education is just not a priority, so we are grateful if young children can be in school instead of being unattended in their community.  We thank Pastor Noel and his team of teachers and administrators for their sacrifice to the children at the Onaville School.  You can help support them through sponsoring a child through HOLD the Children.  Would you consider contributing $30

Birthday: 11/02/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 05/06/2002
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Fiko is one of the older children in the Capva School, yet he is only in the 3rd grade.  Many children, like Fiko, don't attend school during their early years.   School is just not a priority for Haitian families. Once we get these kids in school we do everything we can to keep them there.  We hope that Fiko will remain is school to realize his dream of becoming a doctor.  There are many years of school ahead of him.  Fiko has six siblings and they all live with their father, 'daddio' as he calls him. His favorite animal is the goat.

Birthday: 07/14/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 04/21/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 02/03/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/03/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/07/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 04/10/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/11/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Guivensly’s favorite color is yellow.  You can tell from his cute smile, he’s a pretty happy guy!  Despite his rough living circumstances, he is doing better than many children in Haiti because he actually lives with both his parents.  Many children his age have been orphaned or abandoned and are no longer attending school.  Guivensly is just starting his education and we look forward to seeing the progress he makes. 

Birthday: 11/02/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 05/05/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/15/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/15/2014
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 08/09/2011
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 07/17/2005
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Jaleel is one of the most affectionate students at JCSD. He can walk up to you and (if he knows you) sit next to you and just snuggle and give you a big hug. He sits with you for a few minutes and then gives you a big smile, then runs off with his friends continuing his game. He lets people know he cares but is still a boy and is everywhere in two seconds.  Jaleel is a great story teller, one who is very expressive.  He engages well in class activities.  He is very neat and courteous and in the future he aspires to work in the hospital.  

Birthday: 05/18/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jamesley started attending the Capva School in the fall of 2015.  He is very happy to be in Kindergarten.  He has so much fun in school.  Jamesley and the other Capva students are among the fortunate in Haiti.  Only 60% of Haitian children go to primary school and less the 20% go on the secondary school.  Education is just not a priority.  Often children are unable to afford the cost of school.  The government schools require students to purchase their uniforms, books and school supplies.  Many just cannot pay.  When it comes to a choice of food for their stomach or a uniform to go to schoo

Birthday: 03/19/2000
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

This kid is a goofball! He may seem reserved at first but you make eye contact with him and he either gives you a funny face or a very tooth-filled smile.  Jared is a smart student and does well when he settles down. He can be very friendly and helpful. His memory is good, and it has rewarded him with the title of “bible verse king”. He is a lover of music and is often heard singing or beating drum rhythms wherever he goes.  He likes to make box trucks, he pulls and drives them wherever he goes.  He participates well in class.  In the future he would like to be a computer technician. 

Birthday: 04/09/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12/10/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/13/2009
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

When Jaydean is not following her friends around, she can be found sitting in your lap giving you big hugs or playing with your hair. She often wants assurance and compassion from adults around her and gets a kick out of them letting her do their hair.  Jaydean came to the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in September 2013. She is a happy, fun loving girl who always seems to be in the middle of whatever activity is going on. Jaydean has adjusted well to the school. She gets along with the other children very well.

Birthday: 09/06/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 10/05/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jean Yvelt is currently in the 4th grade at the Capva School in Citi Solei.  He has three brothers and one sister.  His favorite subject is math.

Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Jeannia is learning her colors quickly.  Her favorite is yellow.  It is not uncommon for children in Haiti to be living with distant family or even friends when parents are no longer in the picture.  When this is the case, there is usually little to no record of the child’s birth.  We do not know Jeannia’s exact birthdate, but we are grateful she is in school getting an education.  This is the biggest key in overcoming the poverty that surrounds her.   

Birthday: 11/17/2005
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Jefferiano is a happy boy. He is always looking for someone to have fun with. He likes to play soccer whenever he can convince the others kids to play with him. Jefferiano is doing well physically after some problems when he first arrived at the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf. He is much more independent in caring for himself than when he fist came to the school.  According to his teacher, he is an easy going and helpful student.  He enjoys reading books about cars and his favorite color is blue.  He is grateful to be in school.

Birthday: 04/26/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 04/01/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Johnkelly is a fun loving kid; a trait not so common in Haiti.  Kids take life much more seriously in Haiti, because everything is so hard.  Johnkelly lives with his mother and father, another unusual circumstance.  Very few children experience growing up with both their mom and dad.  Johnkelly wants to be an interpreter when he grows up.  He recognizes that speaking and reading in English is very valuable and can open opportunities for employment when he gets older.  He also wants to be a Pastor so he can share the love of Jesus with others.  The other kids in school call him "Pastor."  Jo

Birthday: 10/13/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Jonathon was not having a good day when the Mission Discovery team was taking photos.  It is often intimidating for small children when the team arrives.  Jonathan warmed up and had a great time with the team.  Children start school at a very young age, mostly because they will end up having to work when they get to seven or eight.  Life in Haiti is very hard.  Often education is just not a priority, so we are grateful that young children come to school We are grateful for Pastor Noel and his team of teachers and administrators for their sacrifice to the children at the Onaville School. 

Birthday: 10/15/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/01/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Joubenson’s large brown eyes are hard to miss!  Joubenson hasn’t been in school long, but he is getting used to the routine of his class.  There are many children at the Onaville School because it is the only one in the community.  Children walk there every day from miles away.  Life in Haiti is hard, but we are grateful to be able to provide education for so many.  Please consider sponsoring Joubenson; by doing this you will benefit the entire school and continue providing education to a population that desperately needs it.    

Birthday: 05/02/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Jouvane is generally a happy student.  He enjoys putting things together and fixing things.  He is a fast learner and warms the heart of anyone he comes into contact with just by smiling.  This is his first experience in school, so he is just learning basic sign skills; he is making progress.  He enjoys spending time with Mission Discovery teams when they visit.  He has fun showing them their playground and running around, chasing people in circles.  Jouvane is a joy to have at JCSD.

Birthday: 06/12/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01/29/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Juberline does very well in school and makes good grades.  She enjoys math class and hopes to become a doctor one day.  She would like to help people feel better when they are sick.  Her favorite color is yellow.  Her sweet smile can brighten any room.  By sponsoring Juberline you can help us continue to support this school in Cite Soleil; please consider how you can help.  

Birthday: 04/13/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/09/2006
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Karla has an infectious and caring energy that everyone feels when interacting and playing with her. She is still in the younger half of the students, but is already in a leadership role with her friends and peers.  Karla is a smart girl, she gets concepts quickly and is always willing to help others. Her favorite subjects are mathematics and religious education. She can lose attention at times but she is always sure when she gets it. She enjoys drawing, dancing and playing with her friends. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite food is scrambled eggs with bread.

Birthday: 06/07/2005
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Keddon is a little behind his grade level because he has a hard time staying focused on the lesson.  He is trying much harder. He has been very helpful around the class and the school.  He likes to have a part of each activity.  He enjoys watching cartoons when he is at home with his mom and his favorite color is red.  He loves track and field and soccer and hopes to be a policeman when he grows up.

Birthday: 07/16/2000
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Kemoy is the leader of his friend group. Whenever he comes to school or walks up to join the crew in conversation, he is greeted by his eager friends to tell him the latest gossip. Kemoy is an extremely nice young man and enjoys conversing with not only his peers, the adults and teams around him. His maturity shows in how open he is with those older than him and how he doesn't shy away from conversation. He has a contagious laugh and is a pleasure to be around.

Birthday: 04/06/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/02/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Kendy is a very good student and is eager to learn.  His favorite subject is math, though he realizes that English classes are very important.  Speaking English is a great advantage.  Some day he would like to be a doctor so he can help the other kids in his class when they get sick.  Kendy's favorite color is green.

Birthday: 07/15/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Kendy would like to be an engineer when he grows up.  So it’s a good things his favorite class is math!  He has one brother.  Like many children in Haiti, Kendy has many responsibilities at home.  He enjoys his time at school where he can be a kid.  He is learning much and hopes to continue on in school.  It is not uncommon for children in Haiti to be taken out of school at a young age to start working and bring in income for the family.  We are grateful Kendy is in school with dreams of becoming an engineer. 

Birthday: 07/09/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 01/10/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Kerry and his older brother Armstrong both live near the school.  This school just opened in 2015.  Before then, the children in this Onaville community were not in school.  They are making great progress and learning quickly.  It is important for Kerry and the other children in this community to receive an education.  At HOLD the Children we believe education can get these children out of the cycle of poverty that surrounds them.  You can help make a difference in their lives by sponsoring Kerry or one of the other children for just $30 a month. 

Birthday: 11/07/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School

Ketchina Cadet brings a little more life to the classroom.  Many children in Haiti do not go to school at all so we are glad Ketchina is here.  It is somewhat common for young children to go to work for wealthy families as their household servant.  The children in school here in Onaville are learning so much.  HOLD the Children aims to break the chains of poverty that keep these children and their families in this cycle.  We do this by educating kids from a young age and by speaking out about the value of this education.  Can you sponsor Ketchina?  In doing this, you help continue the work

Birthday: 07/21/2011
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/13/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/07/2008
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Kimani can be a troublemaker in and out of the class because he has energy that sometimes can't be contained to a desk. He loves to play and can run around in circles all day because of how much he loves to be active.  When Kimani first came to JCSD, he was a little shy and uncomfortable with strangers but he has adjusted quite well!  He is now far from shy and doesn't hesitate to interact with visitors.  His favorite color is yellow and he likes to play soccer.  He is a very active and happy student.  He is learning very well.

Birthday: 04/27/1999
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Kimberly has been attending JCSD for a couple of years.  She has not been able to keep up with other students and needs to be motivated to do her school work.  Kimberly is liked by her fellow classmates, she just has trouble keeping up with the other children, but she is making great improvements.  She would like to be a cosmetologist in the future.  HOLD the Children sponsors give children like Kimberly a chance to become productive citizens in the Jamaican society. Thank you for supporting Kimberly and her classmates.

Birthday: 07/11/2003
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Kyan is a very pleasant student who loves to dance and make craft items.  She is quite creative.  The 2016-2017 school year is her first year with us at JCSD and she is progressing well in her classes.  She gets along well with her peers and is already making friends.   She still seems to be a little shy with the Mission Discovery teams, but she’ll be used to these frequent visitors in no time! 

Birthday: 12/09/2001
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Kyla's hearing is decent and she can talk up a storm with you if you let her. She likes challenging people in a game of pattycake and loves to learn and teach new dance moves. She is very opinionated and sometimes can be difficult to give instruction, but she turns right back around and gives you the biggest hug when you don't realize you need it.  Kyla arrived at Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf in Septemper 2013. She is a friendly girl.  In order to complete a given task she has to be monitored frequently.

Birthday: 08/22/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Ladiedro likes working on puzzles and playing with his classmates.  He is one of the few hearing students at JCSD.  He attends the school because his mother works there.  His favorite food is chicken.  And Spiderman is one of his favorite super heroes.  He is picking up sign slowly but surely, and his English speaking seems to be improving as well.  With this being his first school experience, he only spoke Jamaican patois when he first began coming.  Like many children, Ladiedro loves running around outside and playing soccer or any other sport.

Birthday: 10/27/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/10/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/27/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Leuwenhoeck loves the color red and is enjoying his first year in school.  He is fortunate to be living at home with both of his parents.  Many families in Haiti consist of single mothers.  Many fathers there have children by several women so their time amongst families is shared.  Sponsoring Leuwenhoeck in school allows us to continue helping the school as a whole.  Would you consider sponsoring him for just $30 a month? 

Birthday: 08/03/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Lincoln is one the younger boys at JCSD, he has only recently started attending.  He is full of life.  During break time he loves running around in circles or chasing after balls on the playground.  He's very active for such a little guy.  Lincoln is just getting started in school, he is learning ASL for the first time and not quite catching on yet- it will take time.  After all, he is only 3 years old!  But he is doing well and he gets along well with his classmates.  Being that he's so young, several of his older classmates do a great job looking out for him.

Birthday: 01/12/2002
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Lorenzo is a very quiet student who smiles a lot.  He loves to read, draw and paint and learn new things.  He turned 15 at the start of the year, but this is his first year with us at JCSD.  When we found him, he was severely malnourished and unable to communicate.  He is completely deaf, but has never been taught sign language.  Now that he is at JCSD he is well cared for and he is beginning to learn ASL.  He is catching on slowly.  Lorenzo is a very kind young man who spends much time watching others.  But he is becoming more brave in his attempts to communicate and make friends with his

Birthday: 09/03/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 07/27/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Louvensky is learning his colors as he is just getting started in school.  His favorite color is red.  It is a privilege for Louvensky and his classmates to be in school in Cite Soleil.  Many children in this community, and throughout Haiti, do not go to school.  Or if they go to school, they go just long enough to learn to read and write and then they are put to work to earn money for the family.  Please consider sponsoring Louvensky or one of his classmates so that we may continue to help this wonderful school and provide education for so many. 

Birthday: 12/25/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 07/29/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 10/30/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/02/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 04/12/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Mackenson is 14 years old and in the 2nd grade.  This is not unusual, since education is not a priority in Haiti. Many children go to school intermittently and others just choose not to start when they are eligible.  Mackenson has 2 sisters and 2 brothers.  His favorite subject is Math and he wants to be an engineer when he grows up.  We pray that Mackenson is able to stay in school so that he can realize his dreams.  Mackenson and the other children at the Capva School are grateful for the opportunity to go to school.  HOLD the Children stands alongside the Capva school to help. 

Birthday: 08/30/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/12/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Makendy is currently in school near his home in Cite Soleil.  He loves the color red.  We do not know much about his family, but we are grateful to have him here in school.  HOLD the Children aims to break the bonds of poverty by educating the children in these impoverished communities.  By sponsoring Makendy you help the school as a whole and give hope to these children.

Birthday: 01/31/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 09/09/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 03/14/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 07/22/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 01/07/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/13/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/14/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Michelson was trying to be shy, but it didn’t work very well! He’s a joyful young guy with a lot of personality.  It is great that he is in school and able to be a child.  Many young children in Haiti do not attend school because there isn’t one nearby or because they can’t afford a uniform and books.  HOLD the Children supports the school in Onaville.  By sponsoring a child, you help provide for the school as a whole so that it can continue operating.  Your $30 a month helps to pay teachers, provide school supplies, and uniforms for the children.  Can you help? 

Birthday: 10/02/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School

Migueline Plaizeme is one of our younger students here at the Onaville School.  She is fortunate to be attending school.  Many children in her community miss out on school because their parents have them working or begging to bring in some kind of money for the family.  Pastor Noel Gespere oversees this school in the Onaville community.  It has experienced much growth in recent years as more and more children start coming to get an education.  We believe education is one of the biggest keys to breaking the cycle of poverty and we hope to bring hope to these children and their community in p

Birthday: 06/23/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 05/03/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Mylove, like many of the children at Capva School is an orphan.  She lives with a wonderful caring neighbor in Cite Soleil.  Life in Haiti is very hard for children.  Many children do not go to school because they have no one to pay for tuition or for a uniform.  Education is not a priority.  Mylove’s favorite color is blue.  She and the other children are very grateful to be in school.  You can help Mylove and others go to school by sponsoring a child through HOLD the Children. 

Birthday: 01/29/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Nahomie is a very good student in all of her subjects, though math is her favorite. She enjoys learning new things in school.  She is grateful for HOLD the Children sponsors helping her and the other children be able to go to t school.  She and her brother and sister, live with her mother in Citi Solei.  This is one of the poorest areas of all of Haiti.  She see so many sick and injured children in her community and wants to be able to help them.  Someday she wants to be a doctor. Thanks to HOLD the Children, she can realize that dream. 

Birthday: 12/07/2003
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Naljay is a very friendly, easy going and helpful individual who will apply himself to almost any task assigned to him.  He is a fun student, always giving jokes and telling stories.  He loves cars and is always drawing and talking about cars. He works better in math.  However he needs to be more confident academically and improve in all subject areas; he is part of the drama club. He would like to become a teacher someday.  And if that doesn't work out, he wants to do something that involves working with cars :) 

Birthday: 09/23/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 10/08/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 02/25/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/15/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 01/18/2009
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Nickeisha likes to run up to you and jump in your arms and give you the biggest bear hug to start your day.  She just wants someone to play with her and show her compassion just like any child.  Nickeisha is an outstanding student who takes her schoolwork seriously. She is very bubbly and vibrant.  She is outspoken.  Her writing skills continue to improve.  In her free time,  Nickeisha enjoys role playing and socializing with her peers.

Birthday: 08/23/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 07/19/1999
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Okeel started attending the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in September 2014. He is always very neatly dressed and keeps himself very clean. He does not need to be told to wash up for dinner. He is the first one to clean up. Okeel is able to speak a little, enough to communicate with his teacher. He enjoys music and dancing and wants to learn as much about them as he can. Someday, Okeel wants to be an accountant. With his enthusiasm for learning it is likely that one day he will become an accountant.

Birthday: 11/13/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 03/07/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 04/15/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/07/2011
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/15/2014
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/22/2011
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 08/30/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/13/1999
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

Rayon came to JCSD at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. He has a positive attitude towards his work. He believes in himself and thinks that he can do everything; this shows in his work. He always tries, even if in the end he is wrong. He has maintained steady progress. His behavior is excellent, he was even awarded student of the month for September 2015. He always helps other students.  In the future he hopes to work in construction like his father.  Your Hold sponsorship helps children like Rayon to overcome the obstacles of their disability. Thank you for caring.

 

Birthday: 09/14/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/29/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01/29/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Robensky lives near the school.  Until the Onaville School opened in 2015, the children had no school to attend.  Onaville is a relatively new community that grew from the relocation of people after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  Families struggle to find work.  Food and clean water are scarce.  Education is often overlooked.  HOLD the Children will come along side of the children in Onaville to help them get an education.  Would you help?  Your sponsorship helps pay teachers, buy books and uniforms.  Thank you for helping Robensky and the other children in Onaville.

Birthday: 08/18/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

 

This is Roodneldy's first year in school.  Often Haitian children go to school very young because there is no one to watch the young children during the day while parents work to earn enough to feed their families. Life in Haiti is very hard.  HOLD the Children is happy to help support for school.  Roodneldy's favorite color is red and favorite subject is math.  Roodneldy wants to be a lawyer when he grows up so that he can help those who get in trouble.  In Haiti, a lawyer is called an 'advocat.'  Roodneldy wants to be an advocate for the poor. 

Birthday: 08/20/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Roselord is a pretty girl and is grateful to be able to attend school.  She and her two sisters are orphans, living with extended family.  There are more than 450,000 children in Haiti that are considered to be orphans.  Some of them live in institutional facilities, some live with extended family and some live on their own.  It is a sad fact, but there are many very young children who are taken in by families to be their household servants.  This practice is very common in Haiti.  Fortunately, for Roselord, she has extended family and is able to attend school.

Birthday: 01/26/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School

Roudena has one of the most beautiful smiles in the school!  Her bright countenance is wonderful to see in the midst of such extreme poverty.  In the community of Onaville where Roudena lives, most families live in small shacks.  This community was created after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  Families relocated here thinking it would be temporary, and now all these years later, they are still there.  As a result, infrastructure in Onaville is developing and now these children have a school to attend!  In sponsoring Roudena you can help continue the work of HOLD the Children in Onaville.  Pl

Birthday: 02/21/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Sabrina has two brothers and one sister.  She is fortunate to be in school where her favorite class is math.  She thinks she would like to become a doctor someday.  Her favorite color is yellow and she is doing well in school as a young student.  Sabrina and many children like her live in very harsh conditions in Cite Soleil.  By sponsoring Sabrina you can help provide her with an education.  We believe this education is the key to breaking the bonds of poverty so prevalent in this country. 

Birthday: 09/07/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 09/27/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/05/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 10/03/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 07/26/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 12/18/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Samuel is in school for the first time this year.  He is learning his colors.  His favorite color is blue.  Not much is known about Samuel’s home life.  Many children in Haiti are raised by single mothers or by extended family members.  It is rare for both parents to be  in their child’s life.  We are grateful for Samuel’s attendance at school and hopeful that receiving an education will help him get out of the cycle of poverty that is so common in Haiti. 

Birthday: 04/22/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/22/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 03/01/2005
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Sarah Lee is everyone's best friend. Whether she has known you for years or she just met you, she just has that type of personality. She loves to dance and will drag you on the dance floor whether you want to or not. She likes to have fun and makes sure those around her are having a good time as well.  She is a joy to be around and is especially courteous and friendly.  She is a little too talkative during school which distracts her and the other kids in her class at times.  She is often very helpful.  She would like to become a cosmetologist in the future.

Birthday: 01/20/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 11/19/2007
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

This girl is a hand full in a lot of ways. She can get into trouble a lot but is also intentional with her friends and loves cuddling with teams that come in. If you let her do your hair, you will automatically become her best friend.

Birthday: 10/07/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 04/27/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
Birthday: 02/20/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/04/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Shesna is a fun loving child.  You can tell she was having a good time on picture day.  Her favorite color is green and favorite subject is mathematics.  Someday Shesna wants to be a doctor.  She and the other children are grateful for the Capva School.  The School is located in the middle of Cite Soleil, Haiti's poorest and most dangerous community.  Shesna knows that education is the only way that she and her classmates will be able to get beyond the poverty of Haiti.  Without an education, she will likely remain in the same circumstances. Nearly 1/2 of all Haitians live on less than $2 p

Birthday: 09/09/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 11/21/2007
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Siara has some trouble accurately communicating with those around her because she is behind socially and academically. When she doesn't get her way she will be sure to let you know. Siara enjoys coloring and reading with you and can give you a hug that will last all day if you let her.  She takes pride in her schoolwork. She likes to role play and socialize with her peers. Her favorite color is red.  She is an extremely patient individual.

Birthday: 03/18/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School

Sophia is among the younger ones in school.  It is a privilege for her to be here with us and we hope her family will see the importance of receiving an education.  Oftentimes children quit coming to school at a very young age because their parents put them to work in some way.  They don’t always realize that with an education they could earn much more money than being uneducated and working as a young child.  Please consider sponsoring Sophia so that we may continue supporting the Onaville School. 

Birthday: 02/08/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 05/24/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 01/16/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Stevenson started 3rd grade at Capva School in the fall of 2015.  He studies hard and is a very good student.  Stevenson and his brother and two sisters live with his mother.  His dad left when Stevenson was just a young boy.  It's very difficult for his mother to provide for them by herself.  Stevenson's favorite animal is the goat and favorite class is Creole.  Creole in the common language of Haiti.  It is important for the children of Haiti to learn to read and speak English.  There are many more job opportunities for those who can speak English.

Birthday: 04/19/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 11/11/2000
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Tamaria is a friendly and well-mannered student.  She is very reserved and sometimes shy.  She does well in the creative arts and as such is a member of the Dance club and the school’s choir. Tamaria can do exceptionally well when she applies herself.  Her favorite subjects are math and language arts.  She hopes to pursue a career as a make-up artist someday.

Birthday: 10/26/2007
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Taniel has a little hearing and enjoys learning communication skills with teams as well as teaching them sign. She loves to sing and her energy is evident when she enters the room.  Taniel is a bright, fun-loving, energetic girl who loves to be “in the know”. She enjoys reading and watching television. She is currently performing at grade level in most subject areas and is especially fond of mathematics.  She is an enthusiastic student who strives for the best and is always ready to gain new knowledge.  She likes to color and read.  Her favorite colors are pink and blue.

Birthday: 10/26/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 11/02/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School

Tsnaica Is happy to go to school with his friends.  Only about half of the children in Haiti attend school regularly.  Many don't attend because their families can't pay tuition.  Others don't go to school because they work to help their parents support the family.  Education is not important to many Haitians because they are just trying to survive.  Children like Tsnaica are privileged to be in school every day.  Many others are not so fortunate.  Without education, the next generation will be mired in poverty, just like Haitians today.  HOLD the Children helps to support the chil

Birthday: 06/24/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 06/20/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Vania lives in Capva.  She moved there with her family after the earthquake in 2010.  Vania is glad that she can go to Capva School near her home.  Many of the other children in her community do not attend school because they must work or because they are not encouraged by family to attend.   Vania likes to sing and someday wants to be a famous singer.  She knows that she needs to get an education for that to be possible.  HOLD the Children supports the school in Capva and visits the school regularly.  Vania and the other children have fun when visitors come to the school.

Birthday: 06/03/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

2016 is Wadnerlove's first year in school.  There are thousands of children in Haiti who do not attend school.  This only perpetuates the impoverished conditions.  It is a fact of life that those who are educated have a better chance of succeeding in life.  Can you help get Haitian kids in school?  Sponsoring a child through HOLD the Children brings hope to a country that needs our help.  Wadnerlove wants to be a doctor on day.  He knows that it will take many years of education to reach the dream.  You can help Wadnerlove realize that dream by sponsoring a HOLD Child for

Birthday: 10/08/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 01/07/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 09/09/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 06/03/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Widnelson is one of the fortunate who lives with both of his parents.  He is grateful for that.  Widnelson says he wants to be an accountant when he grows up.  That suggests that he wants to learn about managing money.  This is a good goal for him and for his country.  Widnelson says that his favorite animal is the goat.  Not sure if that is from a food perspective or because he has a pet goat.  Children like Widnelson need encouragement to see the benefits of education.  Children are growing up in a country that has an illiteracy rate of nearly 50%.  They are not being taught about the val

Birthday: 04/26/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 06/30/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Windey lives with his father and four siblings.  He does not know anything about his mother.  Windey's favorite color is yellow and his favorite subject is French.  The common language of Haiti is Creole, described as a poor man's French.  Most schools teach in French, but Creole is still the common language.  Windey wants to be a pastor when he grows up so he can tell others about Jesus' love for them.  He knows that he needs to get education to realize his goal.

Birthday: 09/24/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Woodjerry started school in the fall of 2015. He is a good student and his favorite class is mathematics.  Someday he wants to be a lawyer.  The Creole word for Lawyer is "advocat" from which we get our word advocate.  People in Haiti need an advocate. This is one of the pillars of HOLD the Children.  We exist to be an advocate for the poor and needy of Haiti.  Haiti is a country where the poor are left to fend for themselves.   HOLD fights for the needs of the children of Haiti.  Your support through sponsorship helps bring attention to Haiti's poor. 

Birthday: 05/09/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Woodley lives in Cite Soleil, He is thankful that he is able to attend the Capva School.  Anacias Joseph helped start the school and is now the director.  HOLD the Children began supporting the Capva School in 2014.  Sponsoring Woodley helps the children of Cite Soleil get an education.  Many children in Haiti do not go to school.  Your sponsorship of Woodley helps children learn to read and write.  Education of children will change Haiti for good.  Thank you for your support of HOLD and the Capva School.

 

Birthday: 12/23/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
School: Onaville School
Birthday: 08/11/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 05/24/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/08/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/07/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 02/07/2002
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/12/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 02/28/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/02/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Arold is a happy boy, especially when the Mission Discovery team comes to visit. Arold goes to school in the small church building in the center of Port de Paix. His class is routinely interrupted by the sounds of trucks and people passing by the front of the school. Arold and the other children are happy to be in school. Arold likes learning to read. The stories that his teacher reads to him are exciting. Someday Arold wants to be an airplane pilot.

Birthday: 11/08/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/05/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 08/16/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 07/02/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Cassandra is one of the youngest kids at Christian Alliance Pre-school.  It is important to get children into a formal learning environment as early as possible.

Birthday: 04/19/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/18/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/18/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 02/12/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 04/24/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/17/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 12/29/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/17/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/31/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/13/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/13/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/02/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 09/05/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/11/2000
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Darline attends the Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1 per day. Education is so important and allows for a better future in a difficult land.

Birthday: 12/23/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/07/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12/26/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/03/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/22/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 02/21/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/07/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/29/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/08/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 03/23/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 05/30/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12/17/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Dorvil has been attending school at the New Haitian Mission Baptist School at New Bethlehem since 2012.  He enjoys going to school, and especially likes to read.  Dorvil was a little nervous when we visited his school, but quickly warmed up to the team from Mission Discovery. Like most in Haiti, Dorvil and his family struggle to have enough food.

Birthday: 07/01/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/12/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/28/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/09/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 10/09/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 09/11/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/04/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Haiti is a country that puts little emphasis on education.  Often children attend school for a year or two and then they disappear.  Sometimes the children are required to work, or maybe they have moved away.  Children are not normally encouraged to attend school by their parents.  The govenrment is not able to monitor the education system very well.  Most government schools require children to buy uniforms and books and then this makes going to school too costly for many. Since families don’t prioritize education, children stop attending school.

Birthday: 11/04/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 02/26/1999
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Francoise is at the HOLD sponsored New Bethlehem School. She lives with her mother and brothers in a small house near the school. Like the other children, Francoise would not be able to be in school without sponsors who help support her school. She likes reading best in school. Someday Francoise wants to learn to speak English so she can visit the United States.

Birthday: 08/22/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/19/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/13/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/07/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/03/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/02/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 05/02/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/05/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jamesly lives with his mother and his two brothers in a small house near the school. He and his brothers sleep in the same bed together. Sometimes Jamesly does not get anything to eat for supper. He and the other children at New Bethlehem School are thankful for HOLD the Children sponsors who help support his school. Someday, Jamesly wants to be able to go for a ride in an airplane. Maybe he can learn to be a pilot and fly an airplane. Jamesly's favotie subjet in school is mathematics.

Birthday: 04/30/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/02/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 04/09/2013
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/13/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Johnsley had fun with the HOLD the Children team that came to take pictures at his school. He is one of the fortunate children who is able to go to school. Many children in Haiti are not so fortunate. Christian Alliance and HOLD the Children partner to give children like Johnsley an opportunity to go school. Johnsley and the other kids in Christian Alliance School are grateful for those who support his school. Sponsoring Johnsley helps to support Chrstian Alliance School and enables more of Haiti's children to be educated.

Birthday: 10/09/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12/09/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Jocely and his twin brother, Jovenel started attending school at Christian Alliance School in September 2013.   Their mother was unable to pay for them to attend the Government school in Limonade.  She was so happy to hear that her sons were able to go to CAS.  HOLD the Children sponsors make it possible for children likes Jocely to be in school. Education is the path for Haiti to become a self-sustaining country.   Getting children in school and keeping them there is a major stumbling block for Haiti.  HOLD sponsors help keep Haitian kids in school.

Birthday: 12/09/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/20/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 05/27/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/19/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 07/19/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 05/29/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 10/05/2002
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Katie is at the Christian Alliance School (CAS) in Limonade, Haiti. She lives with her mother near the school. Katie likes learning to read and write. Someday she wants to learn to speak English so she can talk with the people from Mission Discovery that come to visit her school. When she grows up, Katie wants to be a doctor so she can help sick children.

Birthday: 03/05/2000
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Kency is at the New Bethlehem School in Port de Paix, Haiti. He is a good student who loves learning new things. He especially likes reading class. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up. He also wants to travel to the United States to visit the people from Mission Discovery that come to his school. Kency and the other children at his school want to thank everyone who helps to support his school.

Birthday: 05/15/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/08/1999
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 08/30/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01/12/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 07/01/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/04/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/10/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/06/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 07/01/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01/31/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/18/2002
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 04/18/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/24/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/03/2003
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/17/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 12/02/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 03/28/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/12/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/11/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/09/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Michena and her sister Fredline are happy to be able to attend school. Michena especially likes to read. She hopes to learn to speak English so she can talk with the Americans from Mission Discovery when they come to visit. Someday Michena wants to visit the USA. She is very grateful for sponsors that support her school. Michena wants to be a nurse when she grows up.

Birthday: 04/13/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/06/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/08/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/15/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/15/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/12/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 09/24/1999
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male

O'Brian goes by OB and he also happens to be the director of the school's son!  His heart is full of love and he spreads it immensely to everyone. He is in a mentor role to his younger peers and he is a leader in his group of friends. Like any teenage boy, his looks and fashion mean a lot to him and he is always fixing his hair to look good for the ladies. He can't hide behind that "cool guy" factor for very long when he sees you walking up. He runs up and gives you a hug just as enthusiastic as the younger kids at the school.  He is a very energetic young man who loves to play soccer.

Birthday: 04/10/2000
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

We are currently gathering more information about Oudiana who attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Oudiana a better future in a difficult land. The Christian Alliance School is located in the small town of Limonade, about 6 miles southeast of Cap Haitian, Haiti’s 2nd largest city.

Birthday: 07/02/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 10/24/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/25/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/29/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 04/11/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 01/17/2006
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 04/25/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12/25/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01/26/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/24/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 09/06/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 09/05/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Rose-Milove is very happy to be attending Christian Alliance School in Limonade, Haiti. She and her brother are able to go to school becasue of the support of HOLD the children. Her family does not have money to send her to school. HOLD the children helps her and the other children be able to go to school. Rose-Milove is very grateful that they care about her. Rose-Milove wants to learn to speak English so that someday she can visit the USA. She wants to be a teacher so she can help other children learn.

Birthday: 11/30/2002
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 06/23/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 05/10/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/19/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 03/01/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/26/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/30/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/25/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 06/17/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Stania is a pleasant and pretty young girl.  She is an only child living with her mother.  She likes school very much because she can be with her friends and learn a lot.  Someday she hopes to be a doctor.  This is a very lofty goal but why not.  She knows that she must study and work hard.  Her favorite subject in school is math and her favorite color is red. 

Birthday: 02/07/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/08/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 03/14/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Venante likes school, playing with her friends and with her dolls. She helps around the house and attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Venante a better future in a difficult land. The Christian Alliance School is located in the small town of Limonade, about 6 miles southeast of Cap Haitian, Haiti.

Birthday: 05/05/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female

Wacherline started attending Christian Alliance School in the fall of 2012. She is a very good student and is happy that she is able to attend school. Like many children living in Limonade, her mother cannot pay for her to go to school. HOLD the children sponsors help Wacherline and many other children go to school. Illiteracy in countries like Haiti is common because parents cannot afford to send their children to school. Illiteracy then perpetuates the poverty among the people of Haiti. Wacherline and the other children are thankful for the help from the HOLD sponsors.

Birthday: 12/20/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 06/11/2002
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Wanderson and his brother Kency are happy they get to go to school. Not everyone in Haiti is able to go to school. They know they can go to school because of friends and sponsors of HOLD the Children that support his school. Wanderson likes reading class best. He likes reading becasue it helps unlock his understanding of other parts of the world. Someday Wanderson wants to travel to the United States. He also wants to learn to speak English so he can talk with the Mission Discovery visitors when they come to visit.

Birthday: 09/19/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/22/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/03/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 09/02/2007
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/28/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/26/2004
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/02/2005
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 10/13/2001
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/12/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 09/14/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 02/04/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 10/07/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/05/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/01/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12/04/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/16/2010
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 02/13/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 03/07/1996
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01/01/1999
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 11/11/2011
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male
Birthday: 05/21/1998
Country: Haiti
Gender: Male

Achley is learning in the New Bethlehem school. He lives near the school with his brothers. Achley likes reading class best in school. He wants to learn to speak English so that he can talk with the visitors from the USA when they come to his school. Someday he wants to be an airplane pilot. Achley and all the children at the New Bethlehem School are grateful for the sponsors of HOLD the Children that help them be able to go to school.

Birthday: 09/20/2004
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

You will often see this girl dancing and/or laughing with her friends. She is spunky and keeps everyone on their toes. Jahnel is hilarious when she tells you stories because of her dramatic gestures and facial expressions. She is an entertaining and friendly student who always livens up the group.  Jahnel does very well in school.  She occasionally has problems with other students, but her anger quickly passes.  Jahnel wants to be a teacher someday so she can help other children with disabilities.  She is very smart and determined.  She demonstrates strong leadership qualities as well.

Birthday: 06/17/2008
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 08/28/1993
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female

Navalee does much better speaking than when required to put her thoughts and answers on paper. She is intent on learning regardless of her disability. Navalee always has a smile on her face. She is a very pleasant girl. Navalee is always happy to see the Mission Discovery team when they come to visit her school.

Birthday: 06/29/2012
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Birthday: 12/14/2009
Country: Haiti
Gender: Female
Gender: Male

We are currently gathering more information about Frandy who attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Frandy a better future in a difficult land.

Gender: Female

We are currently gathering more information about Guerdy who attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Guerdy a better future in a difficult land.

Gender: Male

Robert attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow him a better future in a difficult land.  Robert loves school. Like any young man he also likes to play on the school grounds with friends.  The Christian Alliance School is located in the small town of Limonade, about 6 miles southeast of Cap Haitian, Haiti’s 2nd largest city.

Gender: Female

Rose has incredible potential. She wants to learn. Rose attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Rose a better future in a difficult land.

Gender: Female

Wisline attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Wisline a better future in a difficult land.

Gender: Male

Zephirin attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Zephirin a better future in a difficult land.
Zephirin loves school and learning new things. He enjoys playing with friends and helping out at home.