Our children in the orphanage in Ouanaminthe age from 5 to 17. They are all in school, some private and some in public. As they show an aptitude and passion for a field of study or vocation we enroll them in specialized training. We are so proud for three of our older boys as they just graduated from computer science (Darcelin & Raymondson) and Junior Felix (plumbing) > Several years ago our first “graduate of the orphanage” Lucson Jean became certified as an electrician and moved to the neighboring country of the Dominican Republic as it was easier to find work there. Our Foundation is committed to the ongoing education for primary as well as University schooling for all 29 of our children, including our recent graduates. Concurrently, we are funding the education of approximately 100 additional orphans and underprivileged children in the neighboring town of Malfety, Haiti. Here, Paster Prosper helps to have six teachers employed teaching a comprehensive education for the children as well as an adult education course for the parents of some of the children. Thank you to our contributors as you give a deserving child the opportunity for a better future!
Thanks to the generosity of many friends, family, patients and those in attendance for our New York Yankee Fun (d) Raiser, including Yankee Senior Vice-President-General Manager Mr. Brian Cashman, our Foundation is in the midst of completing a five year goal. We are finishing the construction of a home for our orphans! As you will see from the photographs our new home has been painted a very tranquil blue with a deeper blue trim and includes the “Laws of the House” posted both in Creole and English. There are planters along the entire perimeter of the building (more photos to follow when we finish our landscaping). One of the best features is that our children will now be in a much better/safer neighborhood out of the city and in closer proximity to schools for our 29 kids.
A special thanks goes to Board member Dr. Gary Deutchman and our newest Board member, Mr. Dan Michaels. Both Dan and Gary have quite a bit of experience in construction and carpentry. Not only did they donate their time but also their money and a tremendous amount of energy in teaching our older children, at the least, several wood working skills and perhaps a vocation. On our most recent visit in June, all of our children also learned yoga and meditation from a beautiful soul, Kathy Lixing Sun, another very-much welcomed volunteer. We know our children will do better in school and in all phases of their lives now that they will be living in a home that has bathrooms/showers and electricity. They can study, read and play music on their new desks and benches. Their future is so much brighter thanks to all those who donated their time, money and energy!