Help us make a life changing difference for a young entrepreneur and his family in Haiti. He is close to graduating with a certificate in auto repair. The training was free thanks to the Salesian Missions and he is truly grateful for his new found skills. He is dreaming of having a job with a steady income. This will mean food on the table every day and medical care for his younger sister.
The only problem is employers usually require that you have your own tools. No tools – no job!
You can be a part of the solution with a donation to Tools For Empowerment. TFE collects donated tools, cleans and packages them for shipment to Haiti. These tools will become the bridge between acquiring skills and being empowered to use of them.
Later this week we will load the first container of tools to Haiti that will change lives from perpetual poverty to productive citizen. It gets more exciting as we move closer to the day we load and ship. The weather has finally warmed up so more people are willing to volunteer to clean and pack tools.
Please consider a donation to help us make a life-changing difference to young people who have worked hard to learn a trade and just want a normal life. Be a part of the solution.
As the term runs to an end, BeeHive School can look back on this term very proudly. This term was one of the most intense terms of BeeHive's history. Some wonderful things and one terrible thing happened this term. The term started off on a very high note - the new computer lab opened, teacher training on the computer lab was a success and the lab is a wonderful addition to the school. In October, an enormous storm struck the school, ripped the roof off one of the buildings and damaged a large portion of the school, including the library and computer lab. Since then, wonderful donations of support have started to come in, and the school has started to recover.
The headmaster and staff has worked very hard minimizing the impact of the damaged school on the children. They worked tirlessly to clean up the damage and reopened the school just two days after the storm. The library and computer lab remained closed, but the students were able to attend class. The students do miss the closed library and computer lab but have continued to work hard and learn with the resources they have in their classrooms. They even performed a play last Friday for the end of the term.
Construction has already started to repair and rebuild the damage. This would not have been possible without the kind donations from everyone around the world.
BeeHive School's parents, teachers, students and supporters should be very proud - even after a terrible storm the children are still learning, playing and thriving!
Imagine working for two years to learn a trade and after graduation you take your certificate and head out looking for a job. Every employer says, “Congratulations on your certificate but where are your tools?” This is a common theme. No tools – no job! A simple set of tools can make a huge difference and change a life. We are getting closer to shipping the first container of tools to Haiti that will change lives . from perpetual poverty to productive citizen.
We had a good response from the first year of our Trick or Treat for Tools campaign. So we now have enough tools to fill a 20’ shipping container. This will go to the six Salesian Missions Vocational Schools in Haiti. Thanks for all the local donations during this drive. Volunteers will start working on this first shipment this month as the workshop is organized to do the tool cleaning and packaging with crates. We are making the crates out of donated plywood, pallets and lumber to keep costs low.
Envision a young man who has learned a new set of skills; who now receives a set of tools that enables him to become a productive member of his community. It is an opportunity to generate income and thus change the lives of his whole family. It’s not sexy or glitzy but it only takes one person to pull an entire family out of poverty.
Help us eliminate poverty one person at a time as we empower a few people to move from poverty to being productive citizens. Please donate generously.