Lishawn lives near Barrett Hall in the community of Rose Hall and attends Victory Christian Fellowship School under the direction of Pastor Leroy Blackwood and his staff of teachers. Lishawn has adjusted very well to school life. He was not happy about school when he started attending Victory Christian Fellowship last year. He has become very comfortable and is learning a lot. Each day the school is full of life and learning. Each child receives a school uniform, a lunch and a quality pre-school education.
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.
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.
Venante is in the fourth grade. Like most fourth grade girls she 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
Tevin is a very hard worker in class. He is in the special education unit. He tries but easily gives up when he is unable to do the task. Tevin is a favorite with the teachers at the school. Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf (JCSD) is located in the mountains of Eden District just outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica. JCSD is a residential school that cares for 33 special needs children. Founded in 1990 as a subsidiary of American Ministries to the Deaf, JCSD
Nicoya is an excellent and hardworking student. She has a problem with her eyes and recently had to get a pair of glasses. In June 2009, Nicoya won a national spelling bee in Montego Bay and in 2012 Nicoya was the 1st runner-up for Ms. JCSD. Nicoya got new glasses but her sight is still a problem. She will be examined to determine the cause of her eye problems.
Nickay is growing into a fine young lady. She wants to be a teacher when she finishes school. She works hard at school and her attendance is very good. Nickay likes to help with the younger children at school. She is committed to doing her best at JCSD.
Amanda is the oldest of three children in her family. She and her brothers are well cared for by her parents. Amanda first came to JCSD in September 2010. Amanda has made great improvement in her work since she arrived. Her teachers feel she can still do better, so they encourage her to work harder. Amanda is capable of achieving much more. She is always happy to see the people who come from Mission Discovery to visit her school.
Navalee does much better orally 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.
Miguel is doing well in class; he is always eager to try in class even if he is unsure of what is to be done. Miguel is always very helpful around school. He lives with his father and grandmother. Miquel enjoys playing with the other children.
Sasha-Gaye came to JCSD in September 2010. Sasha has hearing and speech problems and some other physical handicap with her feet and arms. She works very hard to do her school work. Sasha-Gaye lives with help grandmother. She continues to do well in school. Sasha Gaye gets excited when the people form Mission Discovery come to visit her school.
Shemonique lives in the small community of Barrett Hall, Jamaica. The families of this community are very poor. Without the Victory Christian Fellowship Pre-School, children like Shemonique would be left at home unsupervised during the day while parents are out looking for work. Shemonique enjoys school and likes to play with the other children. She is very thankful for all those who help support Victory Christian Fellowship.
Mitchroy is a new student at Victory Christian Fellowship. Mitchroy likes playing football, that's soccor for Americans, with his friends. He dreams of being a professional player when he grows up. In school, mitchroy enjoys coloring and writing. He lives with his mother and three siblings in the small community of Barrett Hall, Jamaica.
Omar lives with his mother and 4 siblings in the small village of Barrett Hall, He attends Victory Christian Fellowship Preschool. Omar is a very smart child whi enjoys spelling and math classes at school best. He especially likes to play footbal with the other children at school. Some day he hopes that he can play professional football.
Dewayne is new this year at Victory Christian Fellowship Preschool. He Lives in Barrett Hall with hs mother and 4 siblings. His favorite classes in school are writing and math. Dewayne is very thankful that he is able to attend school at VCF. He likes to learn new things especially about Jesus and his love for him. Dewayne dreams of being a soldier when he grows up.
Dewany thanks everyone who supports the VCF school so he has the opportunity to learn. Dewayne asks if you would support his school by sponsoring him.
Camaro is four years old and lives in Lilliput, a few miles from Victory Christian School. She lives with her mother and two siblings. She misses school frequently because she lives so far from school. Camaro enjoys coloring and writing in school. She also likes to play baseball with the boys in school. When she grows up, Camaro wants to be a nurse so that she can help those who are sick.
Romeo has Downs Syndrome. He is a special child at Victory Christian Fellowship. Pastor Leroy and the staff are happy to help care for hime during the school day. Unlike in the US there are no agencies in Jamaica that help care for or provide for special needs children. Romeo lives in Barrett Town with his mother and father and sisters. He is a very happy child is likes coloring at VCF.
Would you suppor tthe work of Victory Christian Fellowship by sponsoring Romeo?
Letroy lives in Barrett Town with both of his parents and a sister. Letroy is very happy to be able to go to school at Victory Christian Fellowship. He knows that it is only because of HOLD the children supporters that he is able to go to school. Letroy enjoys coloring and writing in school and he likes playing football with the other kids in school. Letroy dreams of being a soldier when he grows up.
Adelin attends the Christian Alliance School in Cap Haitian, Haiti. He likes learning new things in school. He especially likes to read. Someday he hopes he can learn to speak and read in English so he can talk with the missionaries when they come to visit from HOLD the children. He wants to thank everyone who helps to support his school. HOLD the children sponsorships help to pay teachers, to buy school supplies, and uniforms and help provide a lunch for the children during the school day. Without the help provided by HOLD many of these children would not be able to go to school.
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 the someday she can visit the USA. She wants to be a teacher so she can help other children learn.
Fernanda lives with her mother and her baby brother. She does not know her father. Fernanda is very happy to be able to go to Kairos School. Se likes to learn new things. Her favorite subject is learning her native Mayan language. Someday Fernanda wants to be an airplane pilot. Fernanda and the other children enjoy it when the teams from Mission Discovery come to visit her school.
Marco lives with his very large extended family. His grandparents, uncles & aunt and his cousins all live together. As you can imagine, life is very difficult for the whole family. Marco’s favorite class is English Grammar. He wants to be an artist when he grows up. Marco likes it when the Mission Discovery teams visit his school and loves playing soccer with them. He is thankful for HOLD the Children's help for his school.
Francisco attends school at Kairos and likes computer class best. He also likes to play soccer and someday wants to be a professional soccer player. Francisco lives with his mother but his father does not live with them. He helps care for his younger brother who also attends school at Kairos. He is very grateful for Kairos giving him an opportunity to go to school. He is also thankful for the people that come with Mission Discovery. They help him and the others go to school.
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 he 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.
Fanel likes to listen to music. He hopes to learn how to play a guitar someday. He also likes to play soccer with the other boys at break time in school. Fanel and the other children at Christian Alliance School are very grateful for the HOLD the children sponsors that help support his school. He especially likes it when the teams come to visit his school.
Djoulie is very shy at first, but after a while she enjoys her new friends from Mission Discovery. She likes school a lot and is thankful for those that support her school. She and the other children would not be able to go to school without the generosity of those that give to her school. Her favorite class is reading. She likes listening to stories. Someday she wants to be a nurse so she can help little children.
Danise is very smart and likes to learn new things in school. She wants to thank everyone who supports Christian Alliance School. Danise and all of the other children would not be able to go to school with their help. Someday Danise wants to be a teacher so she can help other children learn new things. Danise wants to learn to speak English so she can visit the USA.
Achley is in the grade 5 at the New Bethlehem school. He has been attending this school fro 54 years. He and his brothes 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 visiters from the USA when they come to his school. Someday he wants Achley wants to be an airplane pilot. Achley and all the children at the New Bethlehem School are grateful for the sponsor of HOLD the Children that help them be able to go to school.
Francoise is in 3rd grade 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 like reading best in school. Someday Francoise wants to learn to speak English so she can visit the United States.
Kency is in 5th grade 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 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.
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 een learn to be a pilot and fly an airplane. Jamesly favotie subjet in school is mathematics.
Wanderson and his brother Kency happy that they get to go to school. Not everyone in Haiti are 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 the come to visit.
Shaldean came to the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in September 2012. SHe has been adjusting fairly well to her new school She gets along with the other children very well. Her comminucation skills were very poor when she arrived but has made steady progress. She is a very fast learner.
Jefferiano is a happy boy. Hi is always looking for someone to have fun with. He likes to play football (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 Chricstian School for the Deaf. He is much more independent in caring for himself than when he fist came to the school. He is grateful to be is school.
Kimani came to JCSD in September 2011. He was not real comfortable with having his picture taken last year. He was a little shy and uncomfortable with strangers but he has adjusted well to his new school. He is learning very well. Kimani is an only child and lives with his loving parents. Kimani and the other students enjoy it when the Mission Discovery teams come to work at the school. Now that he has adjusted he always wants to play.
Michael is new to the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf. He came in September 2012. He has adjusted well to school. His communication skills are steadily improving. He is also doing well in his other classes. He enjoyed visiting with the people who came from Mission Discovery in October 2012. Michael is willing to play with anyone who will join him in haveing fun.
Shantal had some behavior problems when she came to Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf. She has overcome most of her issues and is turning into a fine young woman. SHe gets along with the other students and is helpful with chores around the school. Someday, Shantal wants to be a teacher so she can help other children with disabilities.
Javaughn came to Jamiacan Christian School for the Deaf in 2012. He and his two brothers live with their mother. In the short time since he arrived he has improved in many ways. He has great potential so everyone is pushing him to achieve more. Javaughn had a great time when the team from Mission DIscovery visited his school.
Germina is a beautiful young girl and she really likes going to school. Learning new things makes her happy. She especially likes learning to read and write. So many of her friends cannot go to school becasue they cannot pay the tuition or buy the books and uniform. Germina knows that there are times when she cannot go to school because her parents cannot pay the tuition. She would like to find a sponsor so she will be able to stay in school. Someday Germina wants to become a nurse so she can help the sick children in her community. Will you help Germina stya in school?
Katie is in 2nd grade 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 doctor so she can help sick children.
Delesha came to JSCD in 2012 and has progressed very well since. She has been deaf since birth. She fits in very well with the older kids and helps in taking care of the younger ones. She is a very responsible young girl. The staff at JCSD is very confident in Delesha’s leadership skills. Delesha is also very smart and works hard in school. She and the other children are very thankful for HOLD the children. The children at JCSD enjoy the Mission Discovery teams that visit their School. Nomally, they bring things for the kids.
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 thankfull for the help from the HOLD sponsors.
Solnage is a very pretty girl and unlike most Haitian children she likes to smile. Life is difficult and painful for many Haitian children. They do not smile often so it is a joy to see a smile on Solnage's face. Solnage started attending classes at Christian Alliance School in 2012. She is a very good student. She likes to read stories in school. Someday she wants to be a school teacher so she can help other children learn to read. Solnage hopes that she can learn to speak English so she can talk with the people from HOLD the children when they visit.
Solange is a very pretty girl and unlike most Haitian children she likes to smile. Life is difficult and painful for many Haitian children. They do not smile often so it is a joy to see a smile on Solnage's face. Solange started attending classes at Christian Alliance School in 2012. She is a very good student. She likes to read stories in school. Someday she wants to be a school teacher so she can help other children learn to read. Solange hopes that she can learn to speak English so she can talk with the people from HOLD the children when they visit.
Arold is a happy boy, especially when the Mission Discovery team comes to visit. Arold is goest to school in the small church building in the center of Port de Paix. His class is routinely interupted by the sounds 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 hios teacher reads to him are exciting. Someday Arold wants to be an airplane pilot.
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 fairly well to her new school and new friends. She gets along with the other children very well. Jaydean is completely deaf and her communication skills were very poor when she arrived but has made steady progress. Jaydean has displayed an ability to learn quickly. Her favorite subject is reading. Someday Jaydean wants to be a nurse so she can help children who are sick.
Kyla arrived at Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf in Septemper 2013. She is a friendly girl who at times accepts correction. She hardly uses the Sign Language to communicate in class. She is untidy most times. She is functioning as an average learner in all subject areas. In order to complete a given task she has to be monitored frequently. Her ability to form letters correctly is poor. Kyla complains a lot about the work load; however she is easily motivated when a reward should be given for a task.
Stacey-Ann is 13 yrs old. She is our newest addition to Special Unit arriving at JCSD in October 2013. Stacey-Ann is pleasant; she sometimes displays bouts of anger but is calm most of the time. She is below average even for Special Unit but is being helped to improve her behavior and academic skills. She loves to play. Stacey-Ann gets along very well with the other kids in her class.
Josh is a student who will try in whatever he is doing. He is attentive most of the times. He is able to hear a little and this allows for him to do better than some of his classmates in some areas: such as Language Arts. Even though he doesn't perform well, there is much improvement in his work. He behaves fairly well in his classes. Josh is a happy child and likes to play with theother kids in his class.
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 everything and this shows in his work. He always tries, even if in the end he is wrong. He has maintained a steady progress in his work. His behavior is also impeccable and he was even awarded student of the month for September.
Atikell started the school year with what seemed like a positive attitude with regards to work and behavior. As the month progressed, so did his attitude and behavior worsen. He tends to pick on others students in class and then lie about it. He likes to act the victim even when he is at fault. With regards to his work he does try and this result in him acquiring mastery and near mastery in most areas. Atikell came to JCSD at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. He has had very little previous interaction with other kids, which is why he is having some challenges getting along.
Ricardo doesn't push himself to try. He often says he doesn't know and most times won't make an attempt unless prompted. He often 'copy' student's answers when having group discussions. He rarely provides an answer of his own unless he is singled out. But I believe he has the potential, if he develops some intrinsic motivation, he can perform much better. He is also very slow: slow to understand; writes very slow; moves slow; slow in almost everything. Ricardo is still trying to adjust to living at JCSD; He stared at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.
Sanon has been living in a tent with his mother and brother for more than four years. Water comes in through the holes in the top of the tent when it rains. It is also very hot in the tent. Someday Sanon hopes that he can live in a real house. Sanon is not alone. There are more than 450 families living in tentsin the village of CAPVA. Sanon is happy to be able to go to school. His teacher, Mr Jean Louis, helps him leard to read and write. Someday Sanon wants to be able to learn to speak English.
Luckenson has been living in a tent with his brothers and mother for four years. The ten leaks when it rains. He hopes that someday he and his family can live in a real house. Luckenson and the other children of the tent city of CAPVA are glad that they can go to school. Mr. Anacias Joseph helps them in school. His first grade teacher is Mr Bernard Lesnel. Luckenson's favorite color is yellow. When he grows up, he wants to be a nurse so he can help other children when they get sick. He is also rateul for the Mission DIscovery teams that come to visit hte village.
Cadet had fun with the team that visited the tent city of CAPVA, where he and his family live. Sometimes they bring food for his family. Cadet does not always get to each. Somedays his mom does not have any food to give him. Cadet and the other children are happy that they can go to school. He likes his teacher Mr. Bernard Kesnel. Cadet's afvorite color is red and he likes to dance around the village with his friends. He and the other children are grateful that HOLD the children is going to help their school.
Fabienne is a very happy girl in spite of the fact that her family has very little. She had a lot of fun on the day that the Mission Discovery team was taking pictures. Children like Fabienne just need someone to show that they care. They are very thankful for the visitors that brought food for their familes. Life in Haiti is hard for everyone, but even more difficult for those still living in tents since the earthquake of 2010. Fabienne wants to be a nurse someday so she can help childrenn when they get sick.
Mesidor was initially very timid on picture day, but he soon wormed up to the attention from the Mission DIscovery team. Mesidor lives in the village of CAPVA with his family of five. They all sleep onthe same bed. Soemtimes when it rains, they get wet. Mesidor hope that he can have his own bed someday. His favorite color is Green and likes to dance with the other kids at recess. The children at Jean Renaud Mahotiere School are grateful for everyone who helps their school.
Woodley is a fun kid to play with. He was always smiling on the day that the Mission Discovery team was taking pictures. Woodley said his favorite color was pink- - -not sure if he was serious or not. There will proably comea day when he will reconsider. Woodley lives in a tean with his brothers and sisters. There is not enough room for them all to sleep on the bed, so somtimes he must sleep on the ground. Woodley and the other children of CAPVA are grateful for the food the the team brough to their family. Sometimes, Woodley does not have anything to eat.
Jonise is in the 2nd grade and her teacher is Mr. Bernard Kesnel. Jonise likes to learn new things in school. She and the other children are happy to be able to attend school in CAPVA. Mr Anacias helps them go to school. Jonise wants to be teacher when she grows up,so she can help other children learn. She lives in CAPVA in a tent with her brathers and sisters. Her favorite color is blue.
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 oneday he will need an accountant. Okeel is a pleasant addition tothe JCSD Family
Shawayne started at JCSD in September 2014. He has been a challenge for the staff at the school, especially his teacher. He has much difficulty in his classes and because he is not able to keep up, he becomes disruptive to the other students. There is too much time spent on keeping Shawayne's imagination occupied. Some of the other students don't want to be around him becasue of his poor behavior. However, he is a wonderful boy. The teachers and staff of JCSD do not want to give up on him. They are all rooting for him to succeed.
T'ali is one of the youngest children to ever attend Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf. She was on three years old when she started at JCSD. She is adjusting well, thought the staff is still trying to evaluate the development level of T'Ali. More information will be posted on T'Ali at a later time. the other children are very protective of T'Ali.
Wiljina arrived at the HOLD orphanage in September 2013. She had been living with neighbors in the cith of Saint Marc. Like many children in Haiti, Wiljina was treated very poorly by the family. There were several HOLD children that were recently reunited with family which made room available at the Orphanage for Wiljina. We are very happly that Wiljina was able to join the other kids at the HOLD Home. She has adjusted very well.
Valerie arrived at the Orphanage in September, 2013. She had been living with neighbors 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 recently were reunited with family, room became available for Valerie to be accepted into the Home. She is very friendly and likes to play with the other children.
Rose-Merlove is one of the newest residents of the HOLD the Children Home. She arrived 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. Would you consider helping suppot Rose Mirlove? There is 4 ways to sponsor her. Choose the one that best fits your budget.
Wedley and his brother Wedlin are identical twins. They have been living at the HOLD the children Home in LaVaud since January of 2012. They attend school across the courtyard at the NHMBA School. They are both very sensitive to how their names are pronounced, so they are quick to correct you if you don’t pronounce their names correctly. Wedley wants to be a doctor someday so he can help sick children. Both Wedley and Wedlin are very smart children. They want to learn how to speak English so they can talk with the Missionaries that come to visit them.
Wedlin and his brother Wedley are identical twins. They have been living at the HOLD the children Home in LaVaud since January of 2012. They were rescued from an abusive situation in the village of Chansolme about 20 kilometers from the HOLD Home in Lavaud. They both attend school across the courtyard at the NHMBA School. They are both very sensitive to how their names are pronounced, so they are quick to correct you if you don’t pronounce their names correctly. Wedlin wants to be a teacher someday so he can help children learn to read and write.
Anastadia lives in the tent community of Capva and attends the Jean Renaud Mahotiere school. She is happy to have an opportunity to go to school. Many children in Haiti do not have the opportunity to go to school. Anastadia lives in a very crowded tent with her mother and two siblings. Someday Anastadia wants to be a doctor so she can help children when they get sick. She sees many children in her village that are sick with no one to help them.
Dorvil has been attending school 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.
The iliteracy rate in Haitian adults is over 50%. HOLD the Children support helps keep kids like Dorvil in school rather than add to the illeracy rate. Thank you for caring.
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 are 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.
Lovejina was having a fun day with the HOLD the Children team that was visiting her school. Her smile is very contagious. Like so many children in Haiti, going to school is a big deal. Many children are not able to go to government school because they are not able to purchase the required uniform and school supplies. Christian Alliance School makes education possible for many children like Lovejina. The children are grateful for HOLD sponsors that support her school. Sponsoring Lovejina will help support the work of Christian Alliance School.
Fritzmyson started attending pre-school at Christian Alliance School in September 2013. He is happy to be in school. He has many new friends in school. The visit by the HOLD the Children team was the first experience with Americans for many of the students. HOLD is happy to be helping 150 children attend the Christian Alliance School. Most of these would not be able to go to school without the help of loyal supporters. Sponsorship helps other needy children go to school. Christian Alliance School is doing a good work in Haiti.
Peterly is the son of Daniel Petit-Frere, the Pastor at the Christian Alliance Church. September 2014 started Peterly’s second year of school. It is not uncommon for children to be in school one year and then not the next. Children are often made to work to help support the family. For many, this is a priority over school. Families also move a lot in search of work. Education is often treated as an unnecessary luxury. The HOLD the Children program prioritizes education and helps to keep kids in school.
Jocely and his twin brother, Jovenel started attending pre-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 that her sons areable 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.
Sherlin started attending Christian Alliance School in September, 2013. She is very happy to be in school because many children in her community do not go to school. HOLD the Children sponsors provide an opportunity for more than 150 children to go to school at CAS. In a country like Haiti where so little emphasis is put on child education, HOLD supporters are making a major impact in the lives of Haitian children. Sherlin and all of the students of CAS are grateful for HOLD sponsors. Sponsoring Sherlin helps support Christian Alliance School so that other ne
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.
Nacheca was a little overwhelmed by the activity at Christian Alliance School on HOLD the Children picture day. She kept her eye on everything going on around her. It is understandable for her to be a little wary of a group of Americans coming to her school and then leading her to a chair where they flash a bright light in her face. After a while, Nacheca and the other children became very friendly and had fun with the HOLD team. Nacheca and her classmates are grateful for their friends from America.
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.
Young children like Daphenee are often left alone all day while her mother tries to earn enough to feed her children. The Jean Renaud Mehotiere school has classes for the very young to get them in a learning environment and also to provide some supervision over young children. Daphenee is not unlike many children in Haiti. Life for youn children and young mothers is difficult. HOLD the Children is happy to be able to support the Jean Renaud Mahotiere Schooli Capva. Your sponsorship of Daphenee can help bring education to more children in the area of Citi Solei. Thank you.
John Pierre arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013. His brother, Jean Rodly has been at the HOLD Home for nearly 3 years. Neither one of the brothers were aware that that had a sibling. It is wonderful that them getting to know each opther. Jean Pierre was living in 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. Sponsoring Jean Pierre helps with the expense of caring for the children at the Home.
Elandia is in second grade. She likes her teacher, Mr.
Alanda attends Ms Guerline Juste's preschool class at the Jean Renaud Mahotiere School in Citi Solei. Alanda and many of the other students live in the tent city of Capva. A tent has been her home since the earthquake of January 2010. She has never known living in anything other than a tent. Alanda made new friends when the teams from Mission Discovery come to visit her. She is grateful for the support of HOLD the Children provides her school. Your sponsorship of Alanda helps educate the children of Capva.
Woodley lives in Capva, a tent village establiched after the earthquake of 2010. He is thankful that he is able to attend the Jean Renaud Mahotiere School. Anacius Joseph helped start the school and is now the director. HOLD the Children began supporting the school in 2014. Sponsoring Woodley helps the children of Capva have an opportunity to get an education. Many children in Haiti do not go to school. Your sponsorship of Woodly helps children learn to read and write. Education of children will change Haiti for good.
Odeus Watson is so happy to be able to learn to read and write. Odeus especially when his teacher, Mr Bernard Kesnel, read to the class. Someday Odeus wants to be able to read books by himself. Education of its children is critical for the future of Haiti. More than 50% of Haiti is iliterate and becasue of that education is not view to be important by many. Anacius Joseph is helping break the unacceptable illiteracy rate in Haiti through the Jean Renaud Mahotiere school in Capva. Odeus and the other children children of Capva are learning.
Vania lives in the tent city of Capva. She moved there with her family after the earthquake in 2010.Vania is glad that she can go to Jean Renaud Mahotiere School mear her tent. Many of the other children in her community do not attend school because they must work or becaue 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 visits the school regularly.
Roseline is a very smart and pretty girl. Shs is happy to be able to go to school. School in Haiti is a privilege, not a requirement as with muct of the rest of the world. Less than half of the children in Haiti go to school. Roseline and the other children at Jean Renaud Mahotiere School are thankful for the support that comes from HOLD the Children. They are also happy to see the teams form Mission Discovery when they come to visit. Roseline wants to be a doctor someday so she can help the sick children of Haiti. She knows that she needs to remain in school.
Rony and his sister Roseline both attend the Jean Renaud Mahotiere School in Capva, Haiti. They live with their mother in a tent since the earthquake of 2010. Rony likes his teacher Mernard Kesmel because he helps him learn new things. Rony is grateful for the support from HOLD the Children sponsors that help his school. Like his sister,Rony wants to be a doctor someday. He wants to help children whenthe get sick. Rony and the other children need the support from HOLD the Children and Mission Discovery to remain in school.
Jocelin is one of the older kids attending Jean Renaud Mahotiere School in Capva. Often children are required by parents or extended famlies with whom they may be living to help support the family. Many are forced to give up school so they can work. This cycle is all to common in Haiti. We are grateful that Jocelin and other older children are able to continue their education.
Adelene likes her teacher Mr.Peterson Pierre-Louis. He helps her learn to read so she can read books mu herself some day. Adelene wants to be a nurse someday so she can help childrn when they get hurt. After the earthquake in 2010, there were many people who were hurt but there was nobody to help them. Adelene does not want that to happen again. She is happy that HOLD the Children helps support her school so that she can be in school. Sponsoring Adelene helps her and the other children remain in the school. Would you consider sponsoring Adelene? Thank you!
Naichanie was living a very difficult life in Port de Paix prior to her being rescued by Pastor Francklin. Naichanie was ble to come to the HOLD the Children Home because several residents were reunited with extended families. It is not uncommon for young childen to become house servants by families that take them in. Often this is very difficult for the child. Fortunately, Naichanie was able to be escape the role of a servant in Port de Paix. HOLD the Children Home provides hope and a future to children like Naichanie.
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 Haitin 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.
Sageline was living in the coastal city of Gonaives. She was abandoned by her family in September of 2013 and then brought to the HOLD the Children Home by a local pastor. This is why the HOLD Orphanage was built, to rescue children that are abandoned or abused. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring Sageline to a safe place where she can enjoy life as a child. Raising and caring for Sageline and the other children at the Home is costly. You can share in the expense of caring for the children by sponsoring Sageline. There are 3 levels in which you can sponsor Sageline.
Jacksonelle 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.
Chorvenly was brought to the HOLD Orphanage in August 2013. He was living with extended family in Jean Rabel after the death of his mother. He was living in some very difficult circumstances when he was found by a pastor in the New Haitian Mission Baptist Church in Jean Rabel. There are many churches under the authority of Pastor Cherelus Exante, founder and president of the NHMBA. Children living in difficult circumstances like Chorvenly are often found by the pastors of local churches and then brought before the board to determine admittance into the Home.
Franz Escar came to the HOLD Home in September 2013. She was living with a pastor in Mole St. Nicholas following the death of her mother. Pastors often are left with children that are either orphaned through the death of a mother or abandoned on the church steps. Life is very hard in Haiti and children often pay a very heavy cost. There are more than 450,000 orphans in Haiti.
Renise has been at the HOLD Home since 2012. 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 help the staff with a chore. Renise, like many Haitian children are forced to share household responsibilities at a young age. Many have their childhood cut short by the need to help their family. Sometimes children are sold as house servants, even as young as 5 or 6 years old. Renise was rescued from a difficult life in Port de Paix. Our goal at the HOLD home is to allow the residents
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 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 is Haiti is hard, and 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.
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 is Haiti is hard, and 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.
Alejandro is in his very first year at Kairos School in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala and he loves all his classes! When he gets older he hopes to become a teacher. His teachers at Kairos have made an impression and he hopes to make the same positive impact on others someday. In the school environment at Kairos, Alejandro is learning and growing quickly and his teachers say he is a joy to have in class.
Brandon is a new Kindergartner at Kairos who has adapted well to the school schedule. He loves running and playing outside and his favorite class at school is Physical Education. He enjoys having Mission Discovery teams come to visit because they get to play together. He is thankful for all their help and hard work when they provide Bible school for everyone in the school.
Natalia is enjoying her first year in school at Kairos and loves her art class. She lives outside of Antigua and walks the cobblestone streets of Ciudad Vieja to get to school every day. She enjoys drawing and painting and would like to be a teacher one day. The well trained teachers and staff at Kairos are preparing her for that day!
Elisheba likes her first year at Kairos. She has fun in all her classes and loves her teachers so much she hopes to become a teacher when she is older. She lives on the outskirts of town outside of Antigua, where many children do not go to school. It is a privilege to be getting an education from Kairos, which is made possible through sponsors. HOLD has partnered with Kairos School since its beginning in 2009. The school has grown so much; it is exciting to have Elisheba and many other new students join the school and be part of the HOLD program!
Paulina is young but already has big dreams to become a doctor when she grows up. The education she is receiving at Kairos is helping her work toward that goal. At school she loves her science class. When she’s not at school or helping work at home, she likes to color. She loves doing the craft projects with new friends when the Mission Discovery teams come visit. They often host Bible school in the afternoons and Paulina loves when they come.
Roselyn appreciates the great education she is receiving at Kairos. It is her first year in school and she already says she would like to be a teacher when she grows up. She enjoys playing with her new friends at school and likes all of her teachers. She is grateful for the HOLD program; because of it she gets to eat a hot lunch at school every day!
Keren loves playing outside and learning about new sports in her Physical Education class. She is very active and loves to run. When she is sitting still she prefers to be drawing or coloring. She is a great learner and hopes that someday she can become a doctor. The great education she receives from Kairos is helping that dream become a reality.
Carlos often plays soccer with friends and loves playing with the Mission Discovery teams when they come to visit. At school, he likes learning about computers and is beginning to speak a little English! He hopes to become a teacher someday. His dad brings him to school on the back of his motorbike each morning, Carlos enjoys this time because he does not see his father much. The cobblestone streets of Antigua are overcrowded with vehicles, motorbikes, and bicycles, but Carlos says the ride to school is one of the best parts of his day.
Leonardo’s favorite class at Kairos is computers. The school has a small computer lab with several older donated computers that the children have learned how to navigate. When he’s not at school he loves to play soccer with his friends. He hopes that someday he can travel outside of Guatemala. He has never left the country and has big dreams to someday visit other countries and see different parts of the world.
Emily enjoys creating things in art class. She is great at coloring and painting. While she has a real talent for art, she would love to become a doctor one day. When she’s not doing her schoolwork she loves playing with dolls. She is grateful for the Mission Discovery teams who come and build houses in her town and she loves playing games with all the Americans when they come down to help at Kairos.
Jose is doing well in his first few years at Kairos and is enjoying his math class. He is very good with numbers and would like to be a teacher someday. He does well in the classroom and loves playing soccer when he has a chance to play outside. Soccer is usually played out in the cobblestone streets where the game can be a real challenge! He is fortunate to be well cared for at Kairos and is grateful for everything his teachers do for him.
Ángel is a new student at Kairos this year and is fitting in well with his classmates. He likes playing with his friends and playing different games outside. He would love to be a fire fighter when he grows up. Firemen have their work cut out for them in Antigua; there are several volcanoes surrounding the town and sometimes small eruptions cause fires that spread quickly. We are so glad Ángel is at Kairos where these big dreams for his future have the chance to become a reality!
Eduardo is another new addition to his class this year. He likes writing and those skills are improving with the help of Kairos. When he’s not working at school he loves playing soccer with friends. He does well in school and stays busy helping and working at home. He is disciplined and off to a great start in his academic endeavors.
Fernando is learning to speak English at Kairos and enjoys that class very much. He has learned some vocabulary and loves to practice it when the Mission Discovery groups come. He has never flown but dreams that one day he can become an airline pilot. His English will help him go very far if that’s what he decides to pursue! Fernando lives in the mountains outside of town, and usually walks several miles to get to school. He thinks it would be neat to get to another place so quickly by flying.
Helen is doing well in math class at school and likes learning new things. She loves animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian when she grows up. There are numerous stray dogs roaming the streets of Antigua, but Helen has a kind heart and would love to see these animals well taken care of. She is thankful for the wonderful private school education she is receiving at Kairos and knows it would not be possible without faithful sponsors of the HOLD program.
Luis likes attending school at Kairos very much. He has many friends in his class. He is active, enjoys running, and has high hopes of becoming a policeman when he grows up. Police officers often guard and patrol the streets of Antigua, and the surrounding areas, making it a safe place. Luis would love to help make his home even safer in the future.
Michael is a great runner and loves to play games with his friends. At school he excels in language classes and enjoys learning English. He hopes to be fluent in English in his coming years at Kairos. When the Mission Discovery teams come to work with Kairos he likes hearing them speak English and wants to get better so he can communicate with them. It is because of faithful HOLD sponsors Michael is able to attend school at Kairos and receive at least one hot meal every day.
Like many of these children, it is by the grace of God Angel has ended up at Kairos. He and his older brother were found begging in the streets of Ciudad Vieja. At home, Angel and his siblings are usually left to care for themselves, their dad is not around and their mom is always gone. She is constantly looking for work trying to bring in enough money to feed all her children.
Samuel is quickly learning how to navigate some of today’s modern technology and loves spending time in computer class at school. He works hard at home helping take care of others and he stays busy at school. He loves playing with neighborhood friends when he is able. His hometown of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala is rich in history and has several old churches and buildings full of character. While life is hard, Samuel is thankful to be living in this area and to be getting a great education at Kairos. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
Olga’s reading skills have improved greatly since starting school at Kairos. When she’s at school her favorite things to do are read and write. She also enjoys learning science. Because she loves animals, she hopes to become a veterinarian someday. The time she spends with her family is rare, so when she is not at school she loves being with them at the city park. She is kind hearted and it shows when Mission Discovery teams come to Kairos to help, she likes to help right along with them.
Fabian loves coming to school at Kairos. He likes his math class more than the others, although science is a close second. He loves to play with animals; his family has a dog that helps guard their small home. He has many friends and family nearby, so he often gathers them together to play outside. Soccer is a favorite. He enjoys playing silly games when the Mission Discovery teams come lead Bible school at Kairos. He is grateful for their help and for the HOLD program that makes his education possible.
Luis would like to be a policeman when he grows up. He loves pretending to be one now by playing cops and robbers with his friends. At Kairos he likes learning about computers. He says his teachers are very nice and he is glad they help him learn. Luis knows he is blessed to be cared for by the staff at Kairos. He is thankful for everyone that makes Kairos possible, he knows without this education he would not be in school at all.
Angel is quickly learning how to navigate computers as he learns them in school at Kairos. He likes computer class so much that he has decided to become an engineer when he grows up. He is a quick learner and gets along well with his classmates. He lives on the outskirts of town and begins his days early to make it to school on time. He is thankful for all his teachers and for everyone who makes the work of Kairos possible.
Isabel is a very studious young lady who enjoys math class. She likes helping others learn and hopes to become a teacher someday. Because her parents are often out working, her time with them is rare. She loves spending time with family. She is very well mannered and always has a positive attitude.
Adrian is an active young man who loves running and playing soccer. He would like to be a police officer when he grows up. He wants to help protect people and keep his home safe. He is confident this dream can become a reality because he is in school at Kairos. He is thankful for his teachers there as well as for Mission Discovery.
Cristina writes very well for her age. She enjoys reading and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She likes to spend time with her family when everyone is at home, which is not often. She is mature for her age and is a great learner. She has made great progress in the few years she has been at Kairos. She is glad she gets to go to such a great school and knows it would not be possible without HOLD the Children.
Kristell very much enjoys being in school and learning. She likes it so much she hopes to become a teacher when she gets older. Kristell said she actually enjoys doing her homework! She is a one of a kind student who is willing to work hard to succeed. She loves when Mission Discovery teams and HOLD sponsors come to visit because they share wonderful Bible stories. She is thankful she can learn about Jesus at school.
Andury is a very bright young lady who enjoys doing math problems. Math is her favorite class at Kairos. At school she loves playing with friends and playing outside. She is thankful for Kairos because it is there that she met her best friend. Andury knows what a blessing it is so attend school at Kairos where she gets a wonderful education and a good nutritious meal every day.
Kenneth is an active boy eager to learn. He loves learning about different places and cultures, therefore social studies is his favorite class at school. He would like to travel and become an architect when he grows up. There are many fascinating ancient buildings and ruins throughout Guatemala; these have sparked Kenneth’s interest in architecture. When not in class he loves playing soccer and running around with his friends from Kairos.
Glenda is learning so much in her few years at Kairos. She likes math, anything involving numbers, and hopes to become an accountant one day. She has many siblings and enjoys spending time with them and the rest of her family when possible. Many children in Guatemala live with much of their extended family, so it is a treat when they are all home at the same time and can spend time together.
Jeimy is a creative and bright young lady who loves to sing. She would like to be a singer when she grows up. She enjoys spending quality time with her large family. She is grateful to be at Kairos where she is well taken care of and is receiving a great education. Much of her family only went to school for a few years growing up, so she hopes to continue her education for several more years.
Pablo loves learning about science and cannot wait to be a scientist when he grows up. He finds it fascinating to study how things work. He has been in school at Kairos for a couple of years now and is doing very well. Life at home is a little uncertain with the constant need for work. It is often a struggle for families in Guatemala to provide for the basic needs of their children due to lack of work and poor pay when they do find work. Because of Kairos, Pablo is getting a good education so that he can go out and find well-paying work to help his family once he is done with school.
Carlos is one of the newer students at Kairos this school year. He enjoys learning how to use the computers in the lab at school. His family is involved in hotel care and he hopes to work there with them someday. Many families in Guatemala send their children to work at a young age; it is Kairos’ hope to change this, letting the older generations know that their children will get much farther in life with an education. With the help of HOLD, Kairos is spreading this message and education is beginning to be seen as a higher priority.
Diego hasn’t been at Kairos for long, but he has made great improvements since he arrived. He likes his classes but mostly enjoys playing with his friends at school. He would like to become a policeman when he grows up. He knows safety is very important and would like to help protect people. The Mission Discovery teams and HOLD sponsors have made an impact on him, he is grateful for all their help and hard work at Kairos.
Jonatan stays busy outside of school catching up on homework and helping taking care of the family. He enjoys his time at school when he gets to be a kid; he has much responsibility at home and is expected to take care of his younger siblings. He is grateful to be getting a good education at Kairos and would like to become a police officer when he grows up.
Marelin is an artsy young girl who happens to be very good at coloring and drawing. She loves her art class at school and hopes to become a teacher one day. When she is not doing schoolwork she likes to play dolls with her friends. Marelin likes playing with the Americans when the Mission Discovery teams come visit and do Bible school for them. She is grateful for them and for the HOLD program.
Luis loves playing American football. This is not very common in his area because soccer is usually the main event! Guatemalans take extreme pride in their national soccer team. Luis likes to play soccer, but American football is his favorite. In school at Kairos he does well in classes but often daydreams about becoming a cowboy when he grows up. He has a vivid imagination and is a great fit for Kairos, the teachers there are glad he is a part of their program.
Andrea loves learning math in school at Kairos. She is studious as well as creative. She hopes to become a designer someday. Her family cares for her as best they can and is very grateful she is getting an education from Kairos. They know that without HOLD’s child sponsorship program, their daughter Andrea would not be getting a quality education.
Katherine is an extremely talented individual. She exceeds in math and has big dreams to become a doctor someday. She says if she does not become a doctor, she would like to run her own company. The teachers at Kairos are doing an excellent job of making sure Katherine knows this dream is possible. She is a hard worker and loves to spend time playing with her sisters. She also likes to make new friends with the Mission Discovery teams that come visit; she thanks them for their help.
Bryan continues to move right along in classes at Kairos. He is a quick learner who would like to be a lawyer when he grows up. Few children in Guatemala dream of becoming lawyers, because many times, education is seen as unnecessary. Kairos is proving otherwise and helping these children believe that they can become whatever they strive to be, and it all starts with a solid education.
Clara is a natural leader who hopes to be a teacher when she grows up. She likes playing with her girl friends and works well in class. She is great at coloring and is thankful for everything the teachers at Kairos do to help her succeed. Without Kairos she most likely wouldn’t be in school at all.
David’s favorite class at Kairos is science. He wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He’s not sure what kind yet, but knows that he can have a good future in science. And because of Kairos, this is an actual possibility. David and many other children in Guatemala are often taken out of school at an early age to begin working and trying to bring in money for the family. It is Kairos mission to make families aware that these children can provide in better ways once they have an education.
Ayaris is catching on to the English language so well as she learns it at school. English is her favorite subject and she loves getting to practice it when the Mission Discovery teams come visit. She enjoys reading and always gets her homework done in a timely manner. She is thankful for HOLD sponsors that help make Kairos possible.
Sabdi’s favorite class in school is art. She loves to color, draw, and paint and is a very creative individual. She is organized and hopes to put those skills to use one day by becoming a secretary. Her education at Kairos is helping her to dream bigger and really giving her hope to have a bright future ahead!
David is an active boy who loves to play soccer with his friends. He is a big fan of the Guatemala national team and loves when they play. He keeps up with the games via the radio. He succeeds in school and has big dreams to become a doctor when he grows up. He is certainly on the right track, and knows he is blessed to be at Kairos where he is receiving a private school education.
Nely has a special love for animals; this makes her want to become a veterinarian someday. At Kairos she loves art class and physical education class when they get to play soccer. She keeps up with the boys well even though they give her a hard time! Nely is thankful for all the HOLD sponsors that make her education at Kairos possible.
Maria enjoys her classes at school and is doing well, but she loves learning how to cook and clean at home. She helps her mom at home, taking care of siblings, and helping keep their small home orderly. In school, she likes learning about other parts of the world in social studies. She would like to travel outside of Guatemala someday. Maria is a mature young lady who is grateful for all her teachers at Kairos.
Augusto’s favorite class at Kairos is math. He does well with numbers and sometimes helps his friends with their math homework. He would like to become a teacher when he gets older. Like most of the other children in Guatemala, he loves to play soccer. Because soccer balls are sometimes hard to come by, they often play soccer with any kind of spherical shaped item they can find. Augusto loves playing soccer with the older boys when Mission Discovery teams come to visit.
Luisana likes art class the most at school. She also likes learning how to use the computers in computer class. School is definitely important to her. She enjoys learning about science and would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up. She is very thankful to God to be in school at Kairos and she is also grateful to get to eat every day.
Lilian loves learning more of the Spanish language! She is passionate about her language and culture and loves when others try to learn Spanish. She has fun speaking with the Mission Discovery teams when they come visit; she likes when they try to learn some Spanish. She has big goals of becoming a lawyer when she is older and finishes school.
Marco is the son of the founders of the Kairos school, Venicio and Mayra Garcia. He is a quick learner who has grown up in a strong household. He learned what it means to give and sacrifice at a young age, as his parents began Kairos as a simple feeding program. Marco enjoys math and would like to be an administrator overseeing others when he becomes an adult.
David is one of the younger kids in his grade. He learns quickly and dreams of becoming a scientist who works for NASA when he grows up. In his spare time he likes experimenting and creating things like robots. He is a smart young man whose skills are put to good use at Kairos. While science is his favorite, he likes social studies as well. He is thankful that his teachers encourage him to do his best and pursue his dreams.
Ana is a dramatic young lady whose English has gotten much better in her time at Kairos. She loves learning the English language and speaking with the Mission Discovery teams when they come to lead Bible school. She likes playing soccer and she would like to put her drama skills to real use in the future by becoming an actress.
Gerber is a very talented athlete. He excels in physical education class as well as mathematics. He would like to become a professional soccer player when he grows up; he looks up to many of the players on the Guatemala national team. His athletic performance is impressive; he is thankful to be in school at Kairos where he is getting a great education and is also eating well. Like many of the students, the next meal at home is not always a certainty.
Obed’s favorite class at Kairos is computers. Their small computer lab is sufficient for teaching the basics. He has learned some carpentry from family at home and would love to be a carpenter when he gets older. He is thankful to still be in school today, oftentimes boys his age are already sent out to work so that they can bring money home to the family. Kairos is trying to teach the community that these children will be able to provide a much better future for their families with a solid education.
Abner is in school with his twin brother Obed, and much like him, Abner would like to be a carpenter like several of the men in his family. He loves playing soccer with his brother and friends, and is thankful he can still be a kid. Many of his friends his same age are not attending school because they are already working to try and help the family.
Deysi is a well mannered young lady who would like to travel the world by becoming a flight attendant when she grows up. She already speaks Spanish, English, and Kaqchikel. Kaqchikel is an indigenous Mayan language that is still spoken by much of the older generations in Guatemala. She loves language classes at school and hopes to continue speaking and learning Kaqchikel so that it does not become extinct.
Jairo very much enjoys learning about other countries and cultures in his social studies class at Kairos. He hopes to do some traveling someday. Family is very important to him; he loves spending time with his parents and siblings. In his free time he messes around building small model buildings and dreams of becoming an architect when he gets older. He is thankful to be at Kairos where he is getting a very solid education so that he can truly succeed in the future.
Jarol likes to play soccer when he has time, but at school he loves art class and is a creative painter. His teachers at Kairos have made an extremely positive impact on him; he would like to be a teacher when he grows up. He is thankful for the HOLD sponsorship program making his education possible and knows that he is fortunate to be getting his education at Kairos.
Victor’s favorite thing about school is getting to go to music class. He loves singing and dancing, and is a talented a dancer when it comes to Guatemalan traditional dance. Some of the subjects do not always come easy, but he is learning well and is anxious to pursue a career in the arts. He loves when Mission Discovery teams come to Kairos and do Bible school. They have Bible class at school, but he thinks it is more fun when the Americans come and teach it.
Jose is one of the newer students in his class at Kairos. He likes math class as well as reading. He is a very good reader and wants to take his reading skills to law school so that he can become a lawyer when he grows up. He is thankful for Kairos helping him make this dream a reality.
Jonathan’s fun-loving spirit hardly goes unnoticed. He likes to sing any time and any place. At school he loves physical education class; he is energetic and lively so this only makes sense. When he grows up he would like to become a fireman, a singing fireman that is. He is blessed to continue his education this far at Kairos, many boys his age have already been pulled out of school to go to work.
Carlos is a mature young man who enjoys playing soccer and working on math problems. He dreams of becoming an architect once he finishes school. He is blessed to have made it this far at Kairos because so many young men his age have already left school to go to work. Families often send their children off to work at young ages to help bring in income for the family, not realizing that they could bring in so much more with an education.
Joseph has big goals to become an engineer when he is older. He loves math class and is great with numbers. He also enjoys social studies. When he’s not at school he likes riding around town on the dirt bike with his dad; this is his families primary mode of transportation. Many families in the Antigua area do not own vehicles, but small motorcycles, dirt bikes, or bicycles instead.
Heydi loves English class at Kairos. Her English has gotten much better and she loves using it to speak with new friends when the Mission Discovery teams come to visit. She enjoys listening to music and dancing and would like to be an actress when she grows up. Heydi is mature for her age and is a great help with siblings at home. She is thankful to be in school at Kairos.
Jesus is a creative young man who has a good time in art class at school. Although he has never flown, he would like to be a pilot when he grows up, he thinks it would be very neat to fly. He also knows a thing or two about mechanics and how engines work, so if he’s not a pilot he would like to be a mechanic. It is great that Jesus is still at Kairos, because so many young men his age have already been taken out of school.
Angelica likes the home economics class at Kairos. It is helpful because she is able to put these skills into practice at home helping take care of the family and their small home. She is learning how to cook very well, but it is such a blessing she is still getting educated at Kairos. So many girls her age have already been taken out of school to help with the home and family. She is thankful for her great education.
Jose is a bright young man who is a newer student at Kairos. He is progressing well in his short time there. He loves math and science and would like to be in the forensic medicine field when he grows up. He is thankful his family allows him to be in school at Kairos. It is rare for a young man his age to still be in school, even though he has not yet made it to high school. Often times young men are sent out to work while their younger sisters are at home taking care of children and the home.
Marlon enjoys building things and he really likes math class. He wants to be an architect when he gets older. He is thankful to be at Kairos continuing is education in his young years. The majority of his family did not attend school very long if at all, but they are now learning the importance of education and are thankful for the promising future Marlon has.
Rubicely is a mature young lady who is relatively new to Kairos. She is smart and has big dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up. Her teachers at Kairos are helping her to make this dream a reality. When she is not at school she stays very busy cooking for the family and taking care of her siblings. Thankfully, her family is beginning to understand the importance of her education and is allowing her to stay in school.
Juan is working hard to complete his Kairos education. He would like to go on to high school, to study and become a systems engineer. He enjoys listening to music, and loves learning as much as he can about modern technology. That can be difficult though, as he does not have access to much of what we would consider modern technology.
Miguel is working on finishing up his Kairos schooling and has dreams of becoming a mechanic. He would like to go to a more specialized school to learn some specifics, but he is well prepared and ready for whatever direction he takes, thanks to the teachers and wonderful curriculum at Kairos. Miguel is thankful to be in school there instead of already working like so many of his friends.
Dulce’s favorite class at Kairos is math. She enjoys learning accounting and hopes to carry those skills with her when she leaves Kairos. When she’s not at school she likes to spend time with her family. It is rare that they are all home at the same time, with work and school schedules, so their time together is valuable.
Glendy excels in math and would like to pursue a career with the FBI after she completes her education. Unlike many girls her age, she is able to spend most of her day at school. Several of her friends already have to stay home to take care of siblings and the home while parents are out working. When she’s not at school or helping at home, she likes to go to the city park with friends. Glendy is grateful for her good education and for all the HOLD sponsors that make school possible for so many children.
Juan’s favorite class is social studies; he loves learning about different people and places. He does well in school and would love to be a doctor someday. He is thankful for his education from Kairos and hopes to continue going to school. Even though he is older, he loves when Mission Discovery teams come to visit and is thankful for the HOLD sponsorship program.
Carlos loves to learn computers in class at school. He would like to become a systems engineer once he finishes school. He enjoys working on computers and playing soccer in his free time. He is fortunate to still be in school at Kairos as many boys his age have already begun working every day. Carlos looks forward to graduating from Kairos and hopefully continuing his education.
Alejandra is the daughter of Venicio and Mayra, the directors of Kairos School. She is a bright young lady who enjoys her social studies class. She is a huge help at home and loves learning to cook. Alejandra would like to become a chef when she grows up. She has learned much about giving and service growing up in the Kairos environment and is always a huge help to her parents when Mission Discovery teams come to Kairos to work and lead Bible school.
Cristian’s favorite class is science. He is a quick learner who would like to become an engineer someday. He is fortunate to be in school at this age. So many boys are sent out to work at a young age, as education is not always seen as the top priority. Cristian is thankful to be getting a good education and is looking forward to a bright future ahead.
Jose is one of the older boys at Kairos; many of the kids look up to him. He loves science and would like to do something in the science field once he finishes school. He is thankful that his family allows him to continue going to school. Most boys his age are already working to help provide for the family, so he considers himself blessed to be able to continue school at Kairos.
Angelica speaks very good English and she loves chatting with the Mission Discovery teams when they come to her school, although she is a little timid. She enjoys reading and dreams of becoming a lawyer when she grows up. She is a studious young lady who realizes she is blessed to be at such a great school.
Graciela likes her math class and is so thankful for her great teachers at Kairos. She hopes to use her math skills to become an architect when she grows up. Outside of school she stays very busy trying to keep things in order at home. She is grateful her parents let her stay in school. Graciela has friends that are no longer able to attend school because they have to stay home and take care of siblings and the home. She knows Kairos is possible through HOLD the Children and is thankful for all the sponsors.
Marcela is new to Kairos and very much enjoys going to school there. She loves learning, drawing, and painting in art class. She has not done much traveling and dreams of seeing the world as a flight attendant someday. For Marcela, like many children in Guatemala, her idea of “travel” consists of going into town to go to the market. She knows there is so much more to the world than just Antigua; she hopes to venture out!