The classes at EIM continue growing strong, and we’re delighted to report that a US grant maker has come forward to provide $2400 toward the students’ orphanage teaching programme!
With their help, EIM students will be able to keep practicing their teaching skills while teaching orphaned children English. The classes not only help the kids learn a valuable skill – they also build the kids’ confidence.
EIM represents a fantastic opportunity for all of our students, but it’s particularly important for the mothers in our classes. For the moms at EIM, finding work isn’t just about a better life for themselves - it’s also about sending their kids to school so that they can build a bright future.
That’s why this mother’s day, we’re featuring three inspiring mom’s from EIM. Bengie and Brunache are all working not only for a better future for their kids. This mother’s day, you can honour your mom by supporting an inspiring Haitian mother like Bengie.
When you make your donation to a mother in Haiti, your mom will receive a beautiful card and GlobalGiving will top your donation up by $5. Please consider getting your mom a beautiful GlobalGiving card this mother’s day by giving whatever you can to Bengie or Brunache!
Thanks so much for all you've done, and our warmest regards!!
It’s been a great spring for EIM! Not only is the school enjoying the fantastic support of donors like you, but a grant maker in the UK has donated $1600 to support the school!
This additional support is a great boost for the teachers. Combined with the generosity of donors like you right here on GlobalGiving, we’re delighted to report that the school has funding through the end of this summer.
But this is no time to rest on our laurels – we hope to expand the teacher-training programme, orphanage support programme, and, of course, welcome more students! With your support, we’ll be able to build on the momentum of recent fundraising successes to provide job skills to even more vulnerable community members in Port au Prince.
We’re so excited about the future of EIM, and so are our students! Your generosity makes it possible for 150 students to learn the skills they need to find gainful employment and a route out of poverty. Thanks so much for all you do, and we can’t wait to update you on future successes!
Very kind regards!
At the English in Mind Institute, every day is a day of learning and hope for students like Claudia. Claudia joined the school at the start of the 2013 school year and plans to use her English skills to become an IT technician in one of Port au Prince’s offices.
On her first day of class, Claudia had a message for all of EIM's donors. “I wish you won’t be discouraged [that] we are not able to give you any award in return for what you give us. [but I think] God will pay you for your great gift. Thank you so much!”
As you can see Claudia is inspired by your choice to give, and so are we!
Tomorrow your generosity will make an even bigger impact because GlobalGiving will be matching all donations by 30%! It costs just $30 a month to keep a student like Claudia, Dominique or Spower learning. So, please give whatever you can tomorrow!
Even if you can’t donate, you can still help EIM keep growing by sharing this update with friends and family. Don't forget to let them know that for just $30, they can give Spower a month of education which will let him find a job and, with it, a road out of poverty!
Thanks so much for giving our students the opportunity to change their lives, and warm regards!
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 150 students in Port au Prince who appreciate you. After all you’ve already given them the gift of education and, with it, the hope of a bright future.
If you’re thinking about what to get your Valentine, we hope you’ll keep EIM in mind and make a donation to EIM in your Valentine’s honor. When you make a donation, they’ll receive a beautiful card letting them know that you’ve shared a little extra love in their name.
To give your Valentine a meaningful gift, just click here and select what type of card you’d like along with your gift amount.
Thanks so much for supporting EIM, and we wish you a very happy Valentines Day!
The 2013 school year is off to a fantastic start and EIM now has more than 160 students. We’re delighted to welcome this year’s newest teacher, Richardson, and this year’s trainee teacher, Jean Pierre Enock (or “Nocky” for short!).
Thanks to your generosity, 160 students are learning the skills they’ll need to find work. Merci Canine is joining the school this year and will be a part of Wilkens’ beginner class. She was crystal clear on how she thought English would change her life. “English can help me … find a job to take care myself and my family.”
Merci has started 2013 with hope for a brighter tomorrow because you chose to give. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate you, and how excited we are for the year ahead. If you ever have any questions about how your donation is changing lives please don’t hesitate to email Emma@EDVolunteers.org.
Finally, in the words of another new student Murat Dayana “I want to thank you everyone for that precious gift you give us. Thank you again!”
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