Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sponsored Children Update

While in Haiti a week ago, I met with the children (and their parents) who are being sponsored to attend school. Each child and/or parent wrote a note thanking their sponsor and we took a picture together (here are some of the pictures). The parents are so appreciative. Some of the parents never attended school so couldn't write the letters. When we asked them to write, they looked at us apprehensively, not wanting to admit that they were illiterate, so we offered to write for them. They dictated their letters in either Kreyol or French (often a combination of the two) and we wrote their words for them. It was very moving for me.
Thank you to the sponsors who pay for school for these children who otherwise couldn't attend!
We have several more children on the list waiting for sponsors. Can you sponsor one of them and give them an opportunity for an education in an country where half of all children never attend school?
Costs for the 2012-2013 school year at Gentille Hirondelle elementary school:
    Tuition: $230
    Uniforms: $66
    Books: $75
    TOTAL: $371

Sponsors can choose to only pay for tuition or to also pay for uniform and books.

You can share a child with a friend or coworkers! Please pay via the Paypal link below or contact me at if interested!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thank You's for 2012-2013 school year

Thank you so much to the following generous individuals for their donations to PECH Haiti for the 2012-2013 school year! After each trip I begin a new "Thank You" post, so if you donated before my August 2012 trip your name is on a previous post. Cumulative $500 donors will be recognized on the wall of the school. Merci beaucoup!

SPONSORING A CHILD to attend Gentille Hirondelle elementary school
Lisa Akey
Susan and John McKee
Julie and Geoff Akey
Cindy Shyne
Ann Akey
Lisa Nakata and Lisa Browning
Valerie and Derek Poag
Bay West Advisors
Susan Whitacre
Roy and Margarete Harmon
Megan and Anthony Sciammarella
Ricardo and Jennifer Villares

ADULT LITERACY SPONSOR of adults learning to read for the first time
Margarete Harmon

HURRICANE ISAAC REPAIRS at Gentille Hirondelle school
Kelly Bland

Irene Gordon
*Megs and Paul Rosenberg
Jane and Rick Duncan
*Kay and Mark Olson

the members of King of Kings Lutheran Church
Sam and Theo
the Poag family
the Meade family
the Markin family
the Shin family
the Dornak family
Youtherans at King of Kings Lutheran Church
The Malone family

Sam and Theo
Melody Allan
Jessie Malkin

*denotes $500+ donor for the 2012-2013 school year