Armada Denavard joined us at the HOLD Home for the first time in 2015. She is a sweet girl with a lovely smile and she likes bright colors. She is rather shy and quiet and doesn't talk much unless she's with her closest friends. She is tall for her age and looks like she could be older than she actually is. Thankfully here at the HOLD Home she can live life as a child and enjoy learning in school. Here she is well cared for, provided with meals, and even has health care.
Carlos is among the more quiet children in the HOLD Home, at least at first. He is kind and loving and enjoys his time playing with the other boys. In school, his favorite class is French; he hopes to speak it fluently.
Cedeline has come along in great ways since joining the HOLD Home and is doing well in school. Her favorite class is math and she hopes to be a nurse someday.
Chedena’s beautiful eyes glisten softly. She enjoys math class in school and hoeps to be a nurse when she grows up. Her glowing personality covers much of her storied past. Here at the HOLD the Children Home Chedena has many reasons to smile. She is well cared for, unlike so many orphans in Haiti. She is clothed and fed daily with a secure roof over her head. This is much more than many of the children throughout the country can say. Children in Haiti begin providing for themselves at a very young age; they are forced to grow up quickly. Here at the HOLD Home the children are able t
Cher-Enfant most often goes by his nickname. The children at the HOLD Home affectionately call him “Nesley”. He is one of the younger kids in the home and is often very quiet. He likes to sit back and watch everything that is going on. He will participate in games or other events when lead by someone else who wants him to be involved, but he rarely jumps at the opportunity to do something new on his own. He is a little shy with new folks, but amongst his friends he can be heard chattering away. He hopes to be a pastor someday!
Chorvenly is learning much in school. He loves French class.
Dieumika Faugues was born in 2006 but just joined us in the HOLD Home in 2015. Although a newer addition, she fits in well with the rest of the children in the Home. She has made many friends, but still doesn't talk a whole lot! She is in school now that she is with us and is improving from where she first began. Dieumika is enjoying living in the HOLD Home and being surrounded by so many friends and so much love. There are many orphans in Haiti and often times they are either left to care for themselves, or even sold to a wealthy family to work as a house servant.
Doudley Jeanvier is another one of our boys who is good at looking after some of the younger ones. This is a characteristic common to many children in Haiti. Because they are often abandoned, they learn to take care of themselves and any young siblings at a very young age. Doudley is fortunate to be cared for by the wonderful staff at the HOLD Home. Here he has reliable food, clothing, shelter, and even health care. Over half the children living in Haiti under the age of 5 are malnourished, we are grateful Doudley is in the Home where he gets to eat regularly and does not have to worry
Feline is very good at jumping rope. She knows several different creole rhymes that she sings while jumping. She is very photogenic. Here at the Home she can skip rope, play, and be the wonderful child that she is. She hopes to be a nurse or even a doctor someday.
Fielding has one of the biggest smiles in all of Haiti! This girl loves to smile. She smiles often, and loves to show off a little in front of the camera. She tries to act shy, but she’s really not. She’s a spunky girl with a great attitude and we hope this positivity continues to stay with her as she grows. She has dreams of being fluent in French and becoming a doctor.
Fladjy is one of the older boys in our HOLD the Children Home. He loves listening to music and practicing his Spanish, and he would like to be a doctor someday.
Franz Escar likes going to school. Her favorite class is French. She hopes to become a teacher when she grows up! 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.
Guerlandine is one of our younger girls in the Home and arrived with us in 2015. Her favorite colors are purple and green. When Mission Discovery teams come visit she loves to get her nails painted and make jewelry with the girls. She has recently started school and seems to be doing well so far. Many children in Haiti never attend school, or if they do, it is only for a short while. We are grateful Guerlandine is here at the HOLD Home where she will get an education and learn about Christ's love as well.
Jacksonelle is an outgoing fella who likes fixing things and dreams of becoming a mechanic one day. He arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013. The Home was able to admit him following several former residents being reunited with families. Jacksonelle is from a nearby city of Mole Saint Nicholas. Having been abandoned he was found by authorities and brought to the HOLD Home.
Jean Pierre arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in September 2013. His brother, Jean Rodly had been at the HOLD Home for nearly 3 years. Neither one of the brothers were aware that they had a sibling. It is wonderful that they are getting to know each other. Jean Pierre was living in the city of Jean Rabel with extended family. That is not always a good arrangement. Often, children are made to do heavy work. We are happy that the brothers are together.
Jean-Rodly is a kind boy who is excited to be learning in school and church. He would like to be a pastor so that he can work for the Lord when he grows up. At His Outreach for Learning and Development, we believe education is the key to breaking the bonds of poverty. The children in the HOLD home attend school daily where we are equipping them with necessary tools and skills to be successful in life after the orphanage. This is rare because many children in Haiti never even go to school; instead they are put to work at a very young age.
Jocelyn does a great job caring for his younger brother at the HOLD Home as well as many of the other children there. He is kind hearted and responsible. He likes science class very much and because of this, he would like to become a doctor.
Johnson Pierre is one of our newer additions at the HOLD Home. He joined us in the fall of 2015 and has managed to fit right in in his new home. The children there are so excited to have another friend and brother. Johnson is still a little on the shy side. He likes to practice writing and he hopes to become a Pastor so that he can serve God. We are grateful he is with us in the HOLD Home where he eats well, attends school, and has good care. Many children in Haiti look after themselves at very young ages.
Juliana is one of more than 450,000 abandoned children in Haiti. But unlike so many, she has found safety and provision through HOLD the Children. She attends school daily where French is her favorite class. When she grows up she wants to be a nurse.
Julienne and her sister Louisiana arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012. We are very happy to have the sisters with us at the home. They are very helpful with the younger kids, especially when they are afraid. Most of us don’t realize the difficult circumstances that many of these children have been through at this young age. Life in Haiti is hard, especially for children. Most Haitian children learn to provide for themselves at very young ages. It is not uncommon to see small children carrying 5 gallon buckets of water.
Behind Junia's perfect smile is a very bright young lady who is performing well in school. She is first in her class. She’s a quick learner and eager to move onto the next subject. She wants to help the community by becoming a nurse when she is older.
Kovenson happens to be another one of our older boys in the HOLD Home. While often more serious than most, he is helpful around the Home especially with many of the younger children. He is good at looking out for others and shows responsibility in many things that he does. He is progressing in school and really likes math class. He also enjoys fixing things and would like to be a mechanic when he grows up!
Louisiana and her sister Julienne arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in 2012. We are very happy to have the sisters at the home. They are helpful with the younger kids. Louisiana likes taking care of people so much that she would like to be a nurse someday! Her favorite class at school is math; she is working hard to be a good student.
Marthe-Lourdie is one of our older children in the HOLD the Children Home. She is very helpful in taking care of some of the younger ones and several of them look up to her. HOLD the Children has brought her in and given her an education, which is rare for young girls. She is now in high school where she loves her spanish class. She would like to continue her education so she can become a doctor when she grows up.
Naica is a fun-loving young lady who enjoys getting attention. She is silly and likes to laugh and have a good time. She often looks out for many of those younger than herself, acting as an older sister to many of the children in the Home. These kids truly do love one another like family. This is their family. Naica is grateful to be well cared for here; many girls her age in Haiti are struggling to get by. Some have even been sent to live with other more wealthy families to work for the family as a servant. Naica is getting a valuable education while learning all about the love of C
Naichanie was living a very difficult life in Port de Paix prior to her being rescued by Pastor Francklin. Naichanie was able to come to the HOLD the Children Home because several residents were reunited with extended families. Now that she is with us, she is in school every week day and loves learning French. It is not uncommon for young children in Haiti to become house servants by families that take them in. Often this is very difficult for the child. Fortunately, Naichanie was able to escape the role of a servant in Port de Paix.
Nerline is grateful to be living in the HOLD the Children Home and attending school there as well. In Haiti 1/3 of girls over the age of 6 never go to school. Nerline is receiving a good education at school as well as learning responsibilities as a resident of the orphanage. She works hard, but is still able to be a child. At school her favorite class is French, and she hopes to be a nurse when she grows up.
Renise has been at the HOLD Home since 2012. She likes math class and dreams of someday becoming a nurse or even a church leader. She has always been well behaved and a big help with the younger children. She can often be seen consoling one of the younger children or helping the staff. Many Haitian children are forced to share household responsibilities at a young age.
Rodeline-Safira is a bright girl who looks forward to her time at school. French class is her favorite.
Rose-Merlove arrived at the HOLD the Children Home in February 2012 and has become very comfortable with the other children. Like so many of the children at the Home, she came from a very abusive life in Port de Paix. We are grateful that she was able to come to the HOLD Home. She attends our school and loves her math class. Would you consider helping suppot Rose Merlove? There are 4 ways to sponsor her. Choose the one that best fits your budget.
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. She is rather shy, but we know she loves math class and isn't quite sure what she would like to be when she grows up. Raising and caring for Sageline and the other children at the Home is costly.
Looking at Samuel’s sweet smile, you would never know what a rough road he has traveled at such a young age. In Haiti, nearly 5% of the country’s population is orphans, totaling over 450,000 children. Samuel was orphaned as a young child and has come through so much. We are blessed to have him with us at the HOLD the Children Home. Here he is able to attend school, getting a good education, and most importantly he knows of God’s great love for him. He loves when Mission Discovery teams come and visit the orphanage.
Sendy was one of the first children to arrive at the HOLD the Children Home. He was admitted to the Home in March of 2010, only a few months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Sendy, now one of the veterans of the HOLD Home, is very helpful with the little children. It is a very admirable characteristic in Haitian children. They look after each other, especially the younger ones. Sendy and the other children living at the HOLD Home attend school at the HOLD sponsored school located adjacent to the Home.
Valerie arrived at the Orphanage in September, 2013. She had been living with neighbors in the city of Port de Paix. Like many children in Haiti, Valerie was treated very poorly by the family she was living with. Because several children at the HOLD Home were reunited with family, room became available for her to be accepted into the Home. She is very friendly and likes to play with the other children. Her favorite class is French and she would like to become a nurse so she can help others.
Waschneider fits in well with the other boys and girls of the HOLD Home. His large smile brings joy to anyone’s face. He is quiet and kind. He enjoys singing and reads well for his age. His favorite class is math and he would like to become a doctor when he is older.
This guy, Widley, is such an entertainer! He keeps things lively at the HOLD Home and can usually be found in the middle of a group putting smiles on their cute faces with silly jokes and dance moves. He likes to dance and listen to music and one of his signature trademarks are his shorts pants…There are plenty of clothes to go around at the Home, but for whatever reason, Widley likes to wear pants that end just above his ankles! He is a valuable part of the close-knit family at the HOLD Home and we are thankful he is with us. He is a quick learner and a good reader.
Widley, one of the few children in the Home that shares his name with another young man there, is mature for his age and is a quick learner. When groups come to visit the HOLD Home, he loves using their digital cameras. He’s actually a decent photographer and it did not take him long to learn how to adjust settings and change the focus. He’s a bright boy! He’s a good reader and he even knows a few English words and phrases. At school, his favorite classes are French and Creole. He wants to be a mechanic when he grows up.
Wiljina arrived at the HOLD orphanage in September 2013. She had been living with neighbors in the city of Saint Marc. Like many children in Haiti, Wiljina was treated very poorly by the family. There were several HOLD children that were reunited with family which made room available at the Orphanage for Wiljina. We are very happy that Wiljina was able to join the other kids at the HOLD Home. She has adjusted very well and is succeeding in school. She likes French class and dreams of becoming an engineer when she grows up!
Woodesky is among the older children in the HOLD Home, he is mature for his age and is doing well in school. He is a good reader and enjoys learning. He, like many kids his age, is quite resourceful, using miscellaneous materials and coming up with all kinds of fun games and ideas when he has free time. His smile is contagious and he gets along well with his brothers and sisters there in the Home. He is good at playing basketball, but says he would like to be a doctor someday. He enjoys French class.
Woodson is the oldest child in our HOLD the Children Home and several others there look up to him. He sets a good example and helps take good care of the younger children there. While good at lending a hand in the home, Woodson is very grateful that he is not responsible for providing for himself or any of the other younger children. In Haiti, many boys his age fend for themselves on the streets and are sometimes responsible for younger siblings. It is not uncommon for children to carry large 5 gallon buckets for miles, to get water for themselves. Here at the HOLD Home Woodson does no
Zachee is privileged to be a young boy living in Haiti getting an education. Many boys his age are no longer in school, but are out working and trying to feed themselves. Some his age have even been sold to wealthy families as neglected servants. Here at the HOLD Home Zachee is learning responsibilities and also continuing his education where he learns reading, writing, and many other subjects. His favorite class is math and he would like to be a doctor when he grows up.
Achil and most of the other children are attending school for the first time. Achil likes learning new things about his country. Someday, Achil or one of his classmates could be president of Haiti. That is one of the benefits of getting an education. Children can dream about the future. Haiti must begin emphasizing education for their children or poverty will never improve. HOLD the Children helps children experience the value in learning. We need help from sponsors that care about the future of children in Haiti. would you consider sponsoring a child through HOLD the C
Alcindor is a very pretty little girl. She is grateful to be able to attend school. Children in Haiti as young as Alcindor are often forced into servitude to help families survive. Restavecs, 'children sold as domestic house servants,' are common in Haiti.
Armstrong and her brother Kerry began attending the Onaville School when it opened in 2015. They are grateful for the opportunity to go to school. It takes a lot of money to keep the school open. Most parents do not have money to pay tuition to attend.
Calia and most of the other children were a little nervous about the Mission Discovery team taking their picture. It didn't take long for the kids to warm up. They are always ready to play and have fun when the Mission Discovery teams come to visit. Children like Calia are among the fortunate to be in school. Many Haitian children do not attend school. They are not required because they cannot pay the tuition. Others are not encouraged about the importance of being educated.
Fedjerry is one of the youngest children in the school. Many young children are left alone all day while their parents are working to earn enough to feed them for the day. Life in Haiti is very hard. Often education is just not a priority, so we are grateful if young children can be in school instead of being unattended in their community. We thank Pastor Noel and his team of teachers and administrators for their sacrifice to the children at the Onaville School. You can help support them through sponsoring a child through HOLD the Children. Would you consider contributing $30
Lourdjina and most the other children in the Onaville School are attending school for the first time. It is exciting to see these children learning new things.
Pepee' lives with her mother and six siblings. Life is very hard for Pepee' and her family. The family works very hard to be able to earn enough eat every day. Some days they don't have any food at home. Pepee' is very grateful to be able to attend school. Her favorite subject at school is English. Pepee' wants to learn to speak English so that she can talk with the visitors from Mission Discovery when they come to her school. When she grows up, Pepee' wants to be a nurse. Pepee' and the other children need support from HOLD the Children sponsors to help them stay in school.
Robensky lives near the school. Until the Onaville School opened in 2015, the children had no school to attend. Onaville is a relatively new community that grew from the relocation of people after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Families struggle to find work. Food and clean water are scarce. Education is often overlooked. HOLD the Children will come along side of the children in Onaville to help them get an education. Would you help. Your sponsorship helps pay teachers, buy books and uniforms. Thank you for helping Robensky and the other children in Onaville.
Tsnaica Is happy to go to school with his friends. Only about half of the children in Haiti attend school regularly. Many don't attend because their families can't pay tuition. Others don't go to school because they work to help their parents support the family. Education is not important to many Haitians because they are just trying to survive. Children like Tsnaica are privileged to be in school every day. Many others are not so fortunate. Without education, the next generation will be mired in poverty, just like Haitians today. HOLD the Children helps to support the chil
Andercia lives with her mom and brother and sister. Like many Haitian children, she does not know her father. Her mother works very hard to support Andercia and her siblings. Even though it is very hard but she wants her children to go to school, so she works from sun-up to sun-down to help them. Andercia wants to be a nurse when she grows up so she can help kids with injuries and sicknesses. Her favorite subject is math.
Antonecia is a girl with great potential. She has the ability to complete every task that is given to her. She was successful in her national grade testing and continues to be a quick learner. She is very courteous and helpful at school. Antonecia is a very good athlete and is also in the dance club. JCSD gives students like Antonecia opportunity to excel and to compete in athletics and dance with other students her age. You can support Antonecia and JCSD through the HOLD the Children Sponsorship Program. Why not make a difference . . . sponsor Antonecia.
Ashnie started at JCSD in October 2014. This was her first experience in school. She had some difficulty adjusting to the other kids. She is able to speak a little. JCSD offers children like Ashnie an opportunity to progress beyond homeschooling. Your support on Ashnie and the other children provides a Christian based education and the love of a caring staff. Would you sponsor Ashnie?
Barbara attends the Capva School in Citi Solei, one of the poorest areas of all Haiti. She lives there with her mom, three brothers and two sisters. It is very hard for her mom to feed all of the children. She is grateful that Barbara is in school. Barbara wants to be a nurse when she grows up so she can help sick children. Her favorite class in school is English class. Being able to speak English is very valuable when it comes time for her to get a job. Would you like to help Barbara learn to speak English? You can do that through HOLD the Children Sponsorship.
Bodlet is very young to be attending kindergarten at the Capva School. It is important to get children like Bodlet to go to school at a very young age. When kids get a little older, they are required to work to help support their family. Many children in Haiti stop attending school when they reach school 8 to 10 years old. Children like Bodlet are grateful to have a place to go to school, but it takes a lot of help from HOLD Sponsors to provide education to the poor. Would you consider helping by sponsoring a child like Bodlet? Your $30 per month goes a long way in help the kids of Cap
Prior to beginning school at JCSD, Coran had not been in a formal education environment. He is a very playful and helpful child and gets along very well with the other students. Coran likes to play all sports and is very competitive. He always wants to win, no matter the sport or opposition. We are very happy that Coran is able to attend school. Thank you for caring and for sponsoring Coran.
Dieuna is in 2nd grade and her favorite subject is French class. She lives with her mother and two sisters. Like many Haitian children, Dieuna does not know her father. She likes French class best and wants to be an accountant when she grows up. All of the students at Capva School are grateful for HOLD the Children sponsors that help them go to school. Would you consider sponsoring Dieuna?
Dina is one of five siblings who have been orphaned and live with extended family. We don't always know their circumstances but we know that these children need our help. They need to be in school. HOLD the Children comes along side of orphaned children to help them get an education. Children living with extended family is a common story in Haiti. Parents often die in this difficult environment, abandoning children to provide for themselves. There are more than 450,000 orphaned children in Haiti, nearly 5% of the entire population. Children like Dina need to be in school to
Djohnken has a very large family, 4 brothers and two sisters. They all live together in a very small house. Sometimes parents are unable to care for their children so they sell them or give them as house servants for the wealthy. This is a common practice in Haiti. Fortunately, Djohnken's parent work very hard to be able to care for their children. Djohnken's favorite color is yellow and favorite subject is school is math. He will need all the math he can get as he wants to be a mechanic when he grows up. He is a good student in school.
Dorlens has 2 brothers and one sister and they live together with their mother. They are left alone for most of the day. Dorlens is privileged because he is able fo go to school. His brother and sister do not attend school. We do not always know why some siblings are in school and others are not. Sometimes it is because they must work to help support the family or it could be because there is no encouragement to go to school. Sometimes is is because the family cannot afford to pay.
Fiko is one of the older children in the Capva School, yet he is only in the 3rd grade. Many children, like Fiko, don't attend school during their early years. School is just not a priority for Haitian families. Once we get these kids in school we do everything we can to keep them there. We hope that Fiko will remain is school to realize his dream of becoming a doctor. There are many years of school ahead of him. Fiko has six siblings and they all live with their father, 'daddio' as he calls him. His favorite animal is the goat.
Jamesley started attending the Capva School in the fall of 2015. He is very happy to be in Kindergarten. He has so much fun in school. Jamesley and the other Capva students are among the fortunate in Haiti. Only 60% of Haitian children go to primary school and less the 20% go on the secondary school. Education is just not a priority. Often children are unable to afford the cost of school. The government schools require students to purchase their uniforms, books and school supplies. Many just cannot pay. When it comes to a choice of food for their stomach or a uniform to go to schoo
Jean Yvelt is currently in the 4th grade at the Capva School in Citi Solei. He has three brothers and one sister. His favorite subject is math.
Johnkelly is a fun loving kid; a trait not so common in Haiti. Kids take life much more seriously in Haiti, because everything is so hard. Johnkelly lives with his mother and father, another unusual circumstance. Very few children experience growing up with both their mom and dad. Johnkelly wants to be an interpreter when he grows up. He recognizes that speaking and reading in English is very valuable and can open opportunities for employment when he gets older. He also wants to be a Pastor so he can share the love of Jesus with others. The other kids in school call him "Pastor." Jo
Jordan began attending JCSD In October 2014. He is a very quiet and shy young man. He is a good student but is often absent which causes him to fall behind the other students. Like many of the special-needs children attending JCSD, Jordan has great potential. He just needs someone to help guide him along. The staff at JCSD is very good at encouraging the students to work hard and become successful. Your support through HOLD the Children Sponsorship Program helps pay the staff and care for the kids. Would you sponsor Jordan at $30/month?
Kendy is a very good student and is eager to learn. His favorite subject is math, though he realizes that English classes are very important. Speaking English is a great advantage. Some day he would like to be a doctor so he can help the other kids in his class when they get sick. Kendy's favorite color is green.
Mackenson is 14 years old and in the 2nd grade. This is not unusual, since education is not a priority in Haiti. Many children go to school intermittently and others just choose not to start when they are eligible. Mackenson has 2 sisters and 2 brothers. His favorite subject is Math and he wants to be an engineer when he grows up. We pray that Mackenson is able to stay in school so that he can realize his dreams. Mackenson and the other children at the Capva School are grateful for the opportunity to go to school. HOLD the Children stands alongside the Capva school to help.
Nahomie is a very good student in all of her subjects, though math is her favorite. She enjoys learning new things in school. She is grateful for HOLD the Children sponsors helping her and the other children be able to go to t school. She and her brother and sister, live with her mother in Citi Solei. This is one of the poorest areas of all of Haiti. She see so many sick and injured children in her community and wants to be able to help them. Someday she wants to be a doctor. Thanks to HOLD the Children, she can realize that dream.
Nickeisha Began School in January 2015. She is the newest student at the school. All of the students and the staff are making Nickeisha feel welcomed and loved at JCSD. Nickeisha needs to be sponsored. Would you consider supporting JCSD by sponsoring Nickeisha fo $30/month?
Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf is Rhayanna's first experience in a formal school environment. JCSD reaches out to children with many different physical disabilities, not just hearing deficiencies. Rhayanna is a slow learner and easily distracted. She seems to learn more from her peers than in the classroom. She likes to imitate the actions of other kids. Often JCSD is the first time many of the students have attended school.
This is Roodneldy's first year in school. Often Haitian children go to school very young because there is no one to watch the young children during the day while parents work to earn enough to feed their families. Life in Haiti is very hard. HOLD the Children is happy to help support for school. Roodneldy's favorite color is red and favorite subject is math. Roodneldy wants to be a lawyer when he grows up so that he can help those who get in trouble. In Haiti, a lawyer is called an 'advocat.' Roodneldy wants to be an advocate for the poor.
Roselord is a pretty girl and is grateful to be able to attend school. She and her two sisters are orphans, living with extended family. There are more than 450,000 children in Haiti that are considered to be orphans. Some of them live in institutional facilities, some live with extended family and some live on their own. It is a sad fact, but there are many very young children who are taken in by families to be their household servants. This practice is very common in Haiti. Fortunately, for Roselord, she has extended family and is able to attend school.
Sarah-Lee’ has the ability to do well in school but needs special attention to stay focused. She is a joy to be around and is especially courteous and friendly. She is a little too talkative during school which distracts her and the other kids in her class. Sarah-Lee and the other children at JCSD rely on help from people like HOLD the Children sponsors to be able to attend school. HOLD is a child advocacy program that helps kids go to school. Would you consider sponsoring Sarah-Lee?
Shesna is a fun loving child. You can tell she was having a good time on picture day. Her favorite color is green and favorite subject is mathematics. Someday Shesna wants to be a doctor. She and the other children are grateful for the Capva School. The School is located in the middle of Citi Solei, Haiti's poorest and most dangerous community. Shesna knows that education is the only way that she and her classmates will be able to get beyond the poverty of Haiti. Without an education, she will likely remain in the same circumstances. Nearly 1/2 of all Haitians live on less than $2 /
Stania is a pleasant and pretty young girl. She is an only child living with her mother. She likes school very much because she can be with her friends and learn a lot. Someday she hopes to be a doctor. This is a very lofty goal but why not. She knows that she must study and work hard. Her favorite subject in school is math and her favorite color is red.
Stevenson started 3rd grade at Capva School in the fall of 2015. He studies hard and is a very good student. Stevenson and his brother and two sisters live with his mother. His dad left when Stevenson was just a young boy. It's very difficult for his mother to provide for them by herself. Stevenson's favorite animal is the goat and favorite class is Creole. Creole in the common language of Haiti. It is important for the children of Haiti to learn to read and speak English. There are many more job opportunities for those who can speak English.
Tyler arrived in school at Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in October 2015. He is fun loving and enjoys playing with the other children. Tyler lives with a loving family. Most of the JCSD students stay at the school Monday thru Friday but Tyler commutes daily to and from school. He likes playing with puzzles and matching games. Children like Tyler have a much greater chance of becoming productive Jamaican citizens when they are able to be in school at an early age. Thank you for supporting Tyler and JCSD through the HOLD sponsorship program.
Vania lives in Capva. She moved there with her family after the earthquake in 2010. Vania is glad that she can go to Capva School near her home. Many of the other children in her community do not attend school because they must work or because they are not encouraged by family to attend. Vania likes to sing and someday wants to be a famous singer. She knows that she needs to get an education for that to be possible. HOLD the Children supports the school in Capva and visits the school regularly. Vania and the other children have fun when visitors come to the school.
2016 is Wadnerlove's first year in school. There are thousands of children in Haiti who do not attend school. This only perpetuates the impoverished conditions. It is a fact of life that those who are educated have a better chance of succeeding in life. Can you help get Haitian kids in school? Sponsoring a child through HOLD the Children brings hope to a country that needs our help. Wadnerlove wants to be a doctor on day. He knows that it will take many years of education to reach the dream. You can help Wadnerlove realize that dream by sponsoring a HOLD Child for
Widnelson is one of the fortunate who lives with both of his parents. He is grateful for that. Widnelson says he wants to be an accountant when he grows up. That suggests that he wants to learn about managing money. This is a good goal for him and for his country. Widnelson says that his favorite animal is the goat. Not sure if that is from a food perspective or because he has a pet goat. Children like Widnelson need encouragement to see the benefits of education. Children are growing up in a country that has an illiteracy rate of nearly 50%. They are not being taught about the val
Windey lives with his father and four siblings. He does not know anything about his mother. Windey's favorite color is yellow and his favorite subject is French. The common language of Haiti is Creole, described as a poor man's French. Most schools teach in French, but Creole is still the common language. Windey wants to be a pastor when he grows up so he can tell others about Jesus' love for them. He knows that he needs to get education to realize his goal.
Woodjerry started school in the fall of 2015. He is a good student and his favorite class is mathematics. Someday he wants to be a lawyer. The Creole word for Lawyer is "advoact' from which we get our word advocate. People in Haiti need an advocate. This is one of the pillars of HOLD the Children. We exist to be an advocate for the poor and needy of Haiti. Haiti is a country where the poor are left to fend for themselves. HOLD fights for the needs of the children of Haiti. Your support through sponsorship helps bring attention to Haiti's poor.
Woodley lives in Citi Solei', He is thankful that he is able to attend the Capva School. Anacias Joseph helped start the school and is now the director. HOLD the Children began supporting the Capva School in 2014. Sponsoring Woodley helps the children of Citi Solei' get an education. Many children in Haiti do not go to school. Your sponsorship of Woodley helps children learn to read and write. Education of children will change Haiti for good. Thank you for your support of HOLD and the Capva School.
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.
Amanda is the oldest of three children in her family. She and her two brothers are very well cared for by her parents. Amanda came to JCSD in September of 2010 and has made great improvement since arriving. Her pleasant demeanor and helpfulness makes it easy for her to make friends. Amanda enjoys the visits from Mission Discovery teams. She and the other students are grateful for all that Mission Discovery and HOLD the Children do for JCSD.
Arold is a happy boy, especially when the Mission Discovery team comes to visit. Arold goes to school in the small church building in the center of Port de Paix. His class is routinely interrupted by the sounds of trucks and people passing by the front of the school. Arold and the other children are happy to be in school. Arold likes learning to read. The stories that his teacher reads to him are exciting. Someday Arold wants to be an airplane pilot.
Atikell started the school year with what seemed like a positive attitude in regards to work and behavior. But as time progressed, his attitude and behavior worsened. He tends to pick on other students in class and then lie about it. He likes to act like the victim even when he is at fault. With regards to his work he does try and this results in acquiring mastery and near mastery in most areas. Atikell came to JCSD at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. He had very little previous interaction with other kids, which is why he has had some challenges getting along.
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.
Daphne is a pretty little girl. She always has a smile on her face. She is in Kindergarten and really likes going to school. Unfortunately, there are many children living near Daphne, that do not go to school. This is mostly due to a lack of encouragement about the value of getting an education. Daphne lives with her mom. She does not know her father.
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.
Delano seemed to be a normal deaf boy when he came to us. He ran and played with his school friends, a good student and a pleasant little fellow. Little did we know that all was not well, several times he has been absent from school and at one point Delano was hospitalized for several weeks. After returning to school, his father could not give us an answer as to what was wrong with him.
Delesha came to JSCD in 2012 and has progressed very well since then. 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 lady. 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.
Dorvil has been attending school at the New Haitian Mission Baptist School at New Bethlehem since 2012. He enjoys going to school, and especially likes to read. Dorvil was a little nervous when we visited his school, but quickly warmed up to the team from Mission Discovery. Like most in Haiti, Dorvil and his family struggle to have enough food.
Francoise is at the HOLD sponsored New Bethlehem School. She lives with her mother and brothers in a small house near the school. Like the other children, Francoise would not be able to be in school without sponsors who help support her school. She likes reading best in school. Someday Francoise wants to learn to speak English so she can visit the United States.
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.
Jamesly lives with his mother and his two brothers in a small house near the school. He and his brothers sleep in the same bed together. Sometimes Jamesly does not get anything to eat for supper. He and the other children at New Bethlehem School are thankful for HOLD the Children sponsors who help support his school. Someday, Jamesly wants to be able to go for a ride in an airplane. Maybe he can learn to be a pilot and fly an airplane. Jamesly's favotie subjet in school is mathematics.
Jefferiano is a happy boy. He 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 Christian 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 in school.
Jocely and his twin brother, Jovenel started attending school at Christian Alliance School in September 2013. Their mother was unable to pay for them to attend the Government school in Limonade. She was so happy to hear that her sons were able to go to CAS. HOLD the Children sponsors make it possible for children likes Jocely to be in school. Education is the path for Haiti to become a self-sustaining country. Getting children in school and keeping them there is a major stumbling block for Haiti. HOLD sponsors help keep Haitian kids in school.
Johnsley had fun with the HOLD the Children team that came to take pictures at his school. He is one of the fortunate children who is able to go to school. Many children in Haiti are not so fortunate. Christian Alliance and HOLD the Children partner to give children like Johnsley an opportunity to go school. Johnsley and the other kids in Christian Alliance School are grateful for those who support his school. Sponsoring Johnsley helps to support Chrstian Alliance School and enables more of Haiti's children to be educated.
Josh is a student who will try in whatever he is doing. He is attentive most of the time. 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 the other kids in his class.
Katie is at the Christian Alliance School (CAS) in Limonade, Haiti. She lives with her mother near the school. Katie likes learning to read and write. Someday she wants to learn to speak English so she can talk with the people from Mission Discovery that come to visit her school. When she grows up, Katie wants to be a doctor so she can help sick children.
Keddon is a little behind is grade level but it is hoped that he will catch up with the other students in his class. Much of Keddon’s problem is his inability to stay focused on the lesson. He is trying much harder. He has been very helpful around the class and the school. He likes to have a part of each activity.Keddon and many other students at JCSD are not abel to pay tuition. They rely on help from people like HOLD the Children sponsors who help support the school with $30 per month contributions. Why not sponsor Keddon which then helps all the children in JCSD.
Kency is at the New Bethlehem School in Port de Paix, Haiti. He is a good student who loves learning new things. He especially likes reading class. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up. He also wants to travel to the United States to visit the people from Mission Discovery that come to his school. Kency and the other children at his school want to thank everyone who helps to support his school.
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 has adjusted well to school. His communication skills are steadily improving and he is also doing well in his other classes. He enjoys visiting with the people who come from Mission Discovery. Michael is willing to play with anyone who will join him in having fun. HOLD the Children sponsorship program keeps kids like Michael from falling through the cracks. Too often kids with disabilities are not given opportunities to rise above their physical limitations. Thank you for caring about Michael and others like him.
Michena and her sister Fredline are happy to be able to attend school. Michena especially likes to read. She hopes to learn to speak English so she can talk with the Americans from Mission Discovery when they come to visit. Someday Michena wants to visit the USA. She is very grateful for sponsors that support her school. Michena wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
Nickay is a vibrant, caring and outgoing student. She is often perceived as the “mother” of the school, especially by the younger female students. From time to time she may have issues dealing with authority however she eventually obeys. She is a good student but not always consistent in her performance. She is a member of the choir and the dance club. Nickay and the other students are grateful for the HOLD sponsors that help support the school.
Nicoya is socially adjusted and displays sound moral values and judgment. She enjoys a good relationship with her peers in school. She is considered a good friend by other students and is a responsible leader in the school. Nicoya does very well in school and is a member of the choir and dance club. She is always helpful for the Mission Discovery teams that visit the school.
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.
Rayon came to JCSD at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. He has a positive attitude towards his work. He believes in himself and thinks that he can do everything 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 2015. He always helps other students. Your Hold sponsorship helps children like Rayon to overcome the obstacles of their disability. Thank you for caring.
Ricardo doesn't push himself to try. He often just says he doesn't know rather than making an attempt to answer. He rarely provides an answer of his own unless he is singled out. But it is believed that he has the potential to perform much better. He just needs to develop some motivation and confidence. Ricardo is still trying to adjust to living at JCSD, which may be the cause of some of his lack of confidence. JCSD is able to take time and work with students like Ricardo. Your support of JCSD helps students like Ricardo overcome disabilities. Thank you for sponsoring Ricardo.
Rose-Milove is very happy to be attending Christian Alliance School in Limonade, Haiti. She and her brother are able to go to school becasue of the support of HOLD the children. Her family does not have money to send her to school. HOLD the children helps her and the other children be able to go to school. Rose-Milove is very grateful that they care about her. Rose-Milove wants to learn to speak English so that someday she can visit the USA. She wants to be a teacher so she can help other children learn.
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 her grandmother. She continues to do well in school. Sasha Gaye gets excited when the people from Mission Discovery come to visit her school. HOLD the Children sponsorship program provides support to JCSD. $30 a month helps support Sasha Kaye’s education and her care at the school.
Shadean is very helpful to her classmates. She tries to be a good example but occasionally she is a little mischievous. She is a good student who always does her school work. She and the other children at JCSD like it when teams from Mission Discovery come to visit them. They are thankful for HOLD the children sponsors that help support her school. Thank you for sponsoring Shadean.
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.
Stacey-Ann arrived 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.
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 52 special needs children. Founded in 1990 as a subsidiary of American Ministries to the Deaf, JCSD is a beacon of hope for kids that are often forgotten by the Jamaican society.
Venante likes school, playing with her friends and with her dolls. She helps around the house and attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Venante a better future in a difficult land. The Christian Alliance School is located in the small town of Limonade, about 6 miles southeast of Cap Haitian, Haiti.
Wacherline started attending Christian Alliance School in the fall of 2012. She is a very good student and is happy that she is able to attend school. Like many children living in Limonade, her mother cannot pay for her to go to school. HOLD the children sponsors help Wacherline and many other children go to school. Illiteracy in countries like Haiti is common because parents cannot afford to send their children to school. Illiteracy then perpetuates the poverty among the people of Haiti. Wacherline and the other children are thankful for the help from the HOLD sponsors.
Wanderson and his brother Kency are happy they get to go to school. Not everyone in Haiti is able to go to school. They know they can go to school because of friends and sponsors of HOLD the Children that support his school. Wanderson likes reading class best. He likes reading becasue it helps unlock his understanding of other parts of the world. Someday Wanderson wants to travel to the United States. He also wants to learn to speak English so he can talk with the Mission Discovery visitors when they come to visit.
Achley is learning in the New Bethlehem school. He lives near the school with his brothers. Achley likes reading class best in school. He wants to learn to speak English so that he can talk with the visitors from the USA when they come to his school. Someday he wants to be an airplane pilot. Achley and all the children at the New Bethlehem School are grateful for the sponsors of HOLD the Children that help them be able to go to school.
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 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.
Navalee does much better speaking than when required to put her thoughts and answers on paper. She is intent on learning regardless of her disability. Navalee always has a smile on her face. She is a very pleasant girl. Navalee is always happy to see the Mission Discovery team when they come to visit her school.
Okeel started attending the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in September 2014. He is always very neatly dressed and keeps himself very clean. He does not need to be told to wash up for dinner. He is the first one to clean up. Okeel is able to speak a little, enough to communicate with his teacher. He enjoys music and dancing and wants to learn as much about them as he can. Someday, Okeel wants to be an accountant. With his enthusiasm for learning it is likely that one day he will need an accountant.
T’Ali is one of the youngest children to ever attend Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf. She was only three years old when she started at JCSD. She is always very helpful, though she tends to talk when she should be quiet. She can be stubborn when she doesn’t get her way. T’Ali had a good time with the Mission Discovery teams when they visited.
Alex is one of the coolest children in the world. He became a student at the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf in 2009 when his mom reported to a friend that Alex needed help. Alex is bright, loves to learn, and loves to play on the playground after school each day. Alex lived with his mom in Montego Bay before coming to the school.
Christopher started at JCSD in February 2010 and has been learning very fast. He suffered with meningitis when he was 4 years old and was confined to his home. Becasue of this he is behind others his age, but is catching up. Like many other boys his age, Christopher enjoys fixing things. His mother is often very sick and is required to be hospitalized. This is hard on Christopher.
We are currently gathering more information about Frandy who attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Frandy a better future in a difficult land.
We are currently gathering more information about Guerdy who attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Guerdy a better future in a difficult land.
Jahnel does very well in some subjects in school. Those that she does not enjoy, not as well. She occasionally has problems with other students, but her anger quickly passes. Jahnel wants to be a teacher someday so she can help other children with disabilities. Many special needs children in Jamaica do not get an opportunity to attend school. Some are treated as second class citizens. JCSD is a beacon for preparing special needs children to be productive members of society. You can support JCSD through the HOLD the Children program. Would you sponsor Jahnel?
Kimberly has been attending JCSD for a couple of years. She has not been able to keep up with other students and needs to be motivated to do her school work. Kimberly is liked by her fellow students. She just has trouble keeping up with the other children. She is absent from school frequently. HOLD the Children sponsors give children like Kimberly a chance to become productive citizens in the Jamaican society. Thank you for supporting needy children.
Kyan is doing well in school, but has the potential to do even better. She has trouble paying attention in class which keeps her behind other students. She likes to read. She is a very loving girl. She lives with both of her parents.
Mikye is an excellent student who learns very quickly. He does his school work and then helps others that are having some problems. Mikye is a little shy, but participates in all school activities.
Robert attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow him a better future in a difficult land. Robert loves school. Like any young man he also likes to play on the school grounds with friends. The Christian Alliance School is located in the small town of Limonade, about 6 miles southeast of Cap Haitian, Haiti’s 2nd largest city.
Rose has incredible potential. She wants to learn. Rose attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Rose a better future in a difficult land.
Sharia is a very hard worker but she's not a self starter. She does not have a lot of confidence in her own abilities. Her strongest subject is Language Arts and her weakest subject is Resource and Technology. Sharia is liked by the other students. The Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf provides an opportunity for children to move beyond their disability. Thank you for supporting Sharia and the other JCSD students through the HOLD sponsorship program.
Wisline attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Wisline a better future in a difficult land.
Zephirin attends The Christian Alliance School in Limonade near Cap Haitian. Cap Haitian is Haiti's second largest city and is located on the northern coast of this country where the daily income of a worker is $1. Education is so important and will allow Zephirin a better future in a difficult land.
Zephirin loves school and learning new things. He enjoys playing with friends and helping out at home.