Wilkenson is 14. His mother died before the earthquake, and his father died of cholera in 2010. With no other living relatives, Wilkenson was left living on the streets. A friend of his family found him and brought him to an orphanage. When he arrived, Wilkenson had never been to school before. With your help, we'll give Wilkenson the education he needs to build a brighter tomorrow. He loves to go to school because he says, "I learn things I never knew before". Wilkenson wants to be a doctor.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
School in Haiti is not free, and if a family cannot pay, their children simply do not attend. Lack of education locks these children, and their own future families, into a cycle of poverty. Ensuring access to school not only improves children's lives, but strengthens Haitian communities in the long-term.
How will this project solve this problem?
Wilkenson has lived his whole life in poverty and, without an education, he'll be unlikely to escape the poverty he was born into. Your donations will make the difference between Wilkenson staying in school and finding a road out of poverty or staying trapped in a life of insecurity. We'll use your donation to pay Wilkenson's school fees, provide books, school supplies, and extra support if he needs it. The education he'll receive will be life changing.
Potential Long Term Impact
Access to education for children from families who do not have the means to send their children to school means that those children will have the skills they need to find stable jobs and escape the poverty of their parents.
Total Funding Received to Date: $350
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 $350 . The original project funding goal was $350.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.