Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education

Jun 12, 2013

Today it's 50% easier to send Nathaelle to the 8th grade!

Help us send her to the 8th grade - give now!
Help us send her to the 8th grade - give now!

In just shy of a month, the kids will be done with the 2013 school year! We can’t wait to update you on the exam results. In the meantime, we’re planning for the 2014 year. The big question still stands – how many children will we welcome? 

Happily, GlobalGiving is making it easier for us to enroll more children in the 2014 school year by matching your donations! When you give today, GlobalGiving will top your donation up by 50%. That means that tomorrow is a great day to ensure that we can send Nathaelle to the 8th grade in 2014!

Today only, your donation of just $25 will be enough to send Nathaelle to school for a month! Please give what you can and share this great opportunity with all your friends and family.  

Thanks so much and our very warmest regards from Haiti! 

Apr 24, 2013

How many students will we welcome in 2014?

With your help more kids will join her next year
With your help more kids will join her next year

Spring has sprung, and the kids are all working hard getting ready for their end of year exams. Thanks to the extra help you’ve funded, every single child has a great shot at passing the exam.

With the school year winding down, we’re already turning our attention to next year and asking the million-dollar question – will we have enough funding to welcome more than 10 children for the 2014 school year? 

You can help us make that choice by taking advantage of GlobalGiving’s offer. This mother’s day when you donate to support Sophie or her classmates in your mom’s name, mom will get a beautiful card and GlobalGiving will add $5 to your donation!

GlobalGiving cards make great mother’s day gifts, so please consider giving one to your mom this May 12th. If you’re not in a position to give, you can still let friends and family know about this great promotion.

Click here to send mom your card.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and our warmest regards from Haiti! 

Apr 4, 2013

Meet Sonia

This is Sonia - she
This is Sonia - she's in school thanks to you!

Allow us to introduce the newest member of the scholarship programme – 9 year old Sonia! Like so many of the kids in our programme, Sonia’s life hasn’t been easy since the January 2010 earthquake. Her mother was killed in the earthquake, and their family lost everything they had. 

Since then, Sonia’s dad, who himself only has a primary school education, has been able to pay for her classes only sporadically. He was about to pull her out of school for the rest of the school year when our Haitian staff intervened. Thanks to you, Sonia can stay in school and get a better start than her dad did!

While we’re delighted to welcome Sonia, we’re sorry to say that she is taking the place of another one of our students, Lovlie. Lovlie has had to leave Port au Prince for the remainder of the school year due to a family emergency. We look forward to welcoming Lovlie back next year when she’ll attend class with Sonia!

You’ve made Sonia’s shot at education possible – and with it she gets a real chance to build a brighter tomorrow.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and our warmest regards! 

Mar 12, 2013

You've Changed Wilkenson's Life

He's a star pupil thanks to you

We’re delighted to report that all of the kids in our scholarship programme are continuing to succeed thanks to your generosity. While all of the kids in our programme are special, there's one child who particularly stands out from the crowd.

Wilkenson is 15. His mother died in a car accident before the earthquake, and his father died of cholera in October 2010. He was left selling water on the streets of Port au Prince until, around Christmas of that year, a friend of the HTDC orphanage found him and brought him to the orphanage.

Before arriving at the orphanage, Wilkenson had never attended school and he could barely read or write - but he’s caught up phenomenally quickly. Today, he attends special afternoon catch-up classes for older children who did not attend school when they were younger. His teachers describe him as the class leader, and he got the highest mark of the group on his mid-term exam.

In just a few years, Wilkenson has gone from a street child with no future to telling anyone who will listen that he wants to be a doctor so that he can help others as they’ve helped him. You made that change possible.

We hope that you’ll keep supporting Wilkenson and all his classmates as they start their final school semester and prepare for their end of year exams. Four of the kids need a little extra tutoring to pass these exams and the extra help costs just $30 a month per child.

Tomorrow, GlobalGiving will top up your donations by 30%, so if you give just $23, we’ll be able to give a child a month of extra help. Even if you can’t afford to give, you can share this link and let your friends and family know how such as small donation can change lives!

Thanks so much for your support, and we wish you all the very best! 

With your help, he
With your help, he'll get the extra help he needs
Feb 12, 2013

A Valentines Day Full of Love!

Give them a Valentines Day full of love!
Give them a Valentines Day full of love!

We can’t believe it’s February already. If you’re like us, February means one thing – Valentines Day! Whether your single or in a relationship, Valentines Day is all about love and appreciating the people in our lives who support and encourage us.

This Valentines Day, there are 10 kids in Haiti who appreciate you. After all, you’ve given them the gift of education – nothing could show more love.

If you’re celebrating this Valentines day, we hope that you’ll keep Haiti in Mind and make donation in honor of your Valentine. When you give in their name, they’ll receive a beautiful card and know that you’ve given them the most meaningful Valentines gift imaginable.

To give your Valentines gift, click here and then just select what kind of card you’d like. 

Thanks so much for supporting the kids in our scholarship programme, and we wish you a very Happy Valentines Day! 

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Enderby, Licester United Kingdom

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