Your support at EIM in 2013 has already made so many success stories possible.
Donors right here on GlobalGiving funded Alex’s education. He joined EIM because he wanted to become a teacher, and because of your support that’s now exactly what he’s done. He now teaches English at a local school to both adults and children.
Alex is just one success story out of dozens which have only been possible because you chose to give – thanks so much!
But while many of our students have used the education you made possible to find jobs, get scholarships, and build a brighter future, there are still over 200 people on our waiting list. They are patiently waiting for a spot in our school because there aren’t any others like it in Port au Prince.
This Christmas, we hope you’ll help us give a student on that waiting list the gift of education by becoming a monthly donor. When you create your recurring donation between today and New Year’s Eve, GlobalGiving will match your donation!
Giving just $10 a month for 12 months is enough to fund six months of a student’s education. Please consider giving what you can, starting this month, to help more students follow in Alex’s footsteps.
Set up your recurring donation here
Not ready to commit to a monthly donation? No problem. Your gift, whatever its size, will help students like Alex. Thanks so very much - and, if you’re celebrating this year, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
In 2013 you funded a year of education for Bengie so that she could support her son. We’re now delighted to report that the education you funded is paying off.
Bengie has used her new language skills to find a job with a local non-profit that teaches English to at risk young women. Her new job pays a living wage and is allowing Bengie to help other young women build a brighter future – and it’s all thanks to you.
As families across the US gather to give thanks, we wanted to let you know that this year, Bengie and 150 students just like her are thankful for you.
We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from Port au Prince and our staff at IDV!
We’re delighted to announce that when you donate $15 or more to EIM, you’ll receive a beautiful, hand-made card.
A former EIM student who is now using his artisan and language skills to earn a living makes the cards. That means that your gift not only helps support EIM, but helps a student make his living.
Our cards come in a variety of designs ranging from secular holiday cards to religious Christmas cards to cards which have nothing at all to do with the holiday season. That means that we’re sure to have a gift for you.
Every card is unique and hand made, so they make fantastic gifts.
Click here to donate and receive your card
Please be aware that cards can only be shipped within the US.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteer.sorg. I would be delighted to answer any questions you might have!
Thanks so much to everyone who took advantage of GlobalGiving’s most recent matching day. Your gifts on the 23rd were a third more valuable– and that has made all the difference for students like Louis.
If you’re like us, you’re starting to think about the holiday season. The holidays are a time of joy – but for many of us they’re also incredibly busy! Before the end of year rush starts, we wanted to pause for a moment and thank you for everything you’ve given over the last year.
Because of you, not only has EIM continued to provide high quality education over the last year – it’s grown. With your support, we were able to welcome new students like 48 year old Vional.
Vional has always struggled to find a job and support his family because he lacks vocational skills. He joined EIM in August 2013 because he wants to develop the skills he needs to find gainful employment.
Vional’s message on how learning English will help him is simple: “I will use English to help my community and feed my family.”
Vional isn’t the only student who uses English in his community. English speakers have the ability to communicate with NGOs about support for their communities. Put another way, English is a bridge between communities in need and the NGOs that can help them. That bridge allows communities to advocate for their own needs.
Vional is one of dozens of students who joined the school in 2013 – but not a single one of them would be getting an education without you.
There are so many things you could have spent your hard earned money on over the last year, but you chose to support EIM. Your generosity is giving 150 people living in poverty a path to a brighter future. Thanks so much!
As always, if you ever have any questions about how your donation is changing lives, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing Emma@IDVolunteers.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Thanks again for your generosity, and our very warmest regards!
Thanks to your generosity, the English in Mind Institute continues to change the lives of adults living in poverty in Port au Prince, Haiti.
One of the unique features of EIM and English language skills in general is that students don’t even need to finish a multi-year course for their language skills to start improving their lives.
For example, take the 33-year-old beginner student who recently filled in our anonymous student survey. He’s just coming to the end of his first year of learning English. He’s still a beginner, and speaks only basic phrases, but they’re already helping him earn a more prosperous living. Here’s how:
"I have a little store where I sell drink and food provisions. I use the little English I have as bridge with the foreign people [in my area]. I sell a lot of [soda] and beers because of my English!"
We hear stories like this one all the time – and you made them all possible! Thanks so much for all you’ve given to EIM.
The students are busy preparing for their end of year exams, and we’re confident that, despite some nerves, they’ll do wonderfully! Exams mark the end of the school year at EIM, and that means we’re starting to think about admitting more students next year.
How many students we can admit depends entirely on funding. Happily, thanks to GlobalGiving, it’s now 30% easier to ensure that EIM keeps growing and changing lives. Tomorrow, GlobalGiving will match your donations by 30%! That means that if you give just $13.75, we’ll be able to give a student like Osnard a month of English education!
We hope you’ll give what you can tomorrow and share this project with friends and family.
Thanks so much, and very kind regards!
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