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.
Alfred started pre-school at Christian Alliance in September 2013. At first he was not very happy about going to school, but has since adjusted very well. Alfred and the other pre-school students would not be able to be in school without the help of sponsors of HOLD the Children. They are grateful. Alfred likes listening to his teacher read stories to the class. Someday, he hopes he will be able to read for himself. Your support of Christian Alliance School can help other needy children learn to read. Child sponsorship provides the resources for other children to enjoy the pr
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 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.
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 able 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.
Looking at Samuel’s beautiful bright 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 now knows of God’s great love for him. Samuel has a safe place to lay his head at night and does not have to worry about where his next meal will come from. You
Cedeline has come along in great ways since joining the HOLD Home and is doing well in school. As one of the older children in the home, she is very helpful in managing the little ones. Many of them look up to her like they would a mother. So many of these children learn to provide for themselves and take care of themselves as soon as they can walk; at the HOLD Home they are able to become children again. They are taught various responsibilities, but they are allowed to be kids. Although Cedeline is older than most, she is still a child and we are grateful she has regained part of her
Fladjy is one of the older boys in our HOLD the Children Home. He enjoys helping take care of some of the younger boys who look up to him. He knows they are watching him and learning from him, therefore, he tries to set a good example for them to follow. None of these children have true father figures in their lives to lead and guide them. However, they do have very loving men and women on staff at the Home that remind them how much they are loved. Most importantly they are reminded how much God loves them and cares for them. Although these children come from very devastating backgrou
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. Unlike many children in Haiti, Nerline does not have to worry about where her next meal will come from or where she will go to sleep at night. She can rest peacefully with a strong roof over her head. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, but Nerlin
We caught Junia with her eyes closed, oops! Behind that beautiful smile is a very bright young lady who is performing well in school. She is currently first in her class. She’s a quick learner and eager to move onto the next subject. Junia is privileged to be putting this knowledge to good use in the classroom. The majority of children her age in Haiti do not even attend school. If they attend school at all, it may only be for a few short years before they are forced to work attempting to provide food and shelter for themselves. Here at the HOLD Home Junia is able to excel in school
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. In our HOLD the Children Home Juliana has food, clothing, medical attention, and a safe place to lay her head at night. Life in Haiti is hard and so many of these children learn to provide for themselves at a young age. Here at the Home, the children are learning responsibilities and valuable life skills, but they are also blessed to continue in their childhood. They can play and be kids without the worries of the world weighing them down.
Daphne’s positive attitude hides her poor health well. She is a little more prone to sickness than most. Therefore, her healthy days are treasures. Thankfully she is with us at the HOLD the Children Home so that her sicknesses can be treated. She is well cared for and able to recover each time she gets sick. Unlike many of the orphans throughout the rest of country, Daphne has reliable health care. Oftentimes orphaned children fend for themselves on the streets and many don’t live through their childhood due to untreated sickness. Daphne is thankful to be surrounded by such great car
Marthe-Lourdie is one of our older children in the HOLD the Children Home.
Rodeline-Safira is a bright girl who looks forward to her time at school. She, like many of the other children in our HOLD home, has been through rough times and is thankful to be living under a dependable roof with other children her age. In Haiti, it is not uncommon for underprivileged families to sell their child to a wealthy family to become a house servant. This happens as young as five years old. Here at the HOLD Home we are able to give these children back their childhood without fear of becoming a servant. There are several different ways to support the incredible ministry at t
Chedena’s beautiful eyes often glisten with delight. You would never know her story of abandonment just by looking at her. 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
Lucia is one of nearly 450,000 orphaned children in Haiti. Nearly 5% of the country’s population are orphaned or abandoned. While these numbers may seem staggering, do not let them overwhelm you. The great thing about poverty facts is that you can help change them! Lucia is fortunate to be living in our HOLD the Children Home where she gets to eat three times a day. There she is well cared for and gets medical attention when necessary. She has a safe secure place to sleep at night. And at the HOLD Home there is also a wonderful staff of caring individuals to let Lucia know how much s
Salomon is one of our older boys in the HOLD the Children Home and many of the younger ones look up to him. He is good about helping take care of some of the younger boys and is learning responsibility in the Home. Salomon likes attention, which can sometimes get him in trouble, but he is good at knowing when to take things seriously. Salomon is grateful for the good care and attention he receives at the HOLD Home. He knows that many boys his same age are already being sent off to work for the family. He is in school, learning responsibilities, and being fed each day. Other boys his a
Jean-Rodly is a kind boy who is excited to be learning in school. 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. We have plans to transition the children into family style living in a small cottage where they will also begin learning a specific trade.
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
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
Tyler arrived in school at Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf in October 2015. He is a 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 / from school each day. He likes playingwith puzzles and matching games,
Coran Bennett is new to Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf. Prior to beginning school at JCSD, Coran has 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.
The Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf is Rhayanna 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 classroom. She likes to imitate the actions of other kids. Often JCSD is the first time many of the students have attended school.
Sharia is a very hard worker but she 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.
Kimberly has been attending JCSD for a couple of years. She has not 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.
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. Here he is in a safe place where he can play and have the freedom to be a kid, as opposed to worrying about where his next meal will come from.
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 will be graduating from the HOLD school there near the home in the coming months. He is very grateful for the care he receives at the orphanage and knows he is fortunate not to be living on the streets of Port de Paix. There are various ways to sponsor our children living in the HOLD H