This project will provide a full year of education for Wilkenson. Wilkenson is 9. After his parents died in 2009 his grandmother tried to care for him and his brothers, but she couldn't afford to feed them so she was forced to abandon them at the orphanage. Wilkenson has been through a lot, but he's still one of the orphanage's funniest kids - and he loves soccer! With your help, we'll be able to provide Wilkenson with the education he needs to build a secure future.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
As an orphan, Wilkenson is among the most vulnerable of Haitian children. There are no free schools in Port au Prince available for Wilkenson, so the orphanage must employ its own teachers and run its own school. Lack of education locks kids like Wilkenson into a cycle of poverty. Ensuring access to school not only helps Wilkenson break that cycle, but strengthens Haitian communities in the long-term.
How will this project solve this problem?
Wilkenson has lived his whole life in poverty. He needs a quality education to find a prosperous future. Your donations will give him that education and set him on the road to a brighter tomorrow.
Potential Long Term Impact
Access to education will give Wilkenson the skills he needs to find a stable job and escape poverty when he's older.
Total Funding Received to Date: $300
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $300 . The original project funding goal was $300.
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