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.
Medjine lives in a tent with her mother and brothers & sister. It is very hard when it rains and the water comes through the tent. Medjine likes to learn new things in School. She is learning to wirte her name. She doen't have any books or paper to write on. It's very hard to learn because there are so many classes in the one room school. Sometimes all of the teachers talk at the same time. Medjine likes to dance when she is not in school. She practices outside her tent with some other kids. Someday she hopes that she can teach other children to dance.
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.