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HOLD the children operates in Jamaica, Guatemala and Haiti and is a division of Mission Discovery, Inc. HOLD the children's operations are always expanding. HOLD is currently supporting seven schools in Haiti, two in Jamaica and one in Guatemala.

Children

Birthday: 11/29/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
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: 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: 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: 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: 12/31/2013
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 07/03/2011
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: 12/10/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
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: 08/30/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
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: 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: 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: 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: 12/29/2012
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Male
Birthday: 04/22/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
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: 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: 04/27/2010
Country: Jamaica
Gender: Female
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.