Change Lives with English Education

 
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Richardson Teaching
Richardson Teaching

As the students prepare for their September exams, the English in Mind Institute is enjoying steady, sustained growth. Thanks to you, more than 140 students have been attending class and developing the skills they need to build a better tomorrow. Even more astoundingly, there are more than 450 individuals on our waiting list.

The school’s growth has been powered by the inspiring teachers who were running classes long before EDV’s volunteers arrived in Haiti. Their vision and energy drives the school, so we were delighted when the English in Mind Institute decided to launch its very own Facebook page.  

Not all of our teachers are paid. Richardson has been working as a volunteer substitute teacher for months. While we’re inspired by his generosity, we’re also aware that he still lives in a tent, and that he’s more than qualified to teach a class of students.

We’re hoping to hire Richardson so that we can welcome more students from the waiting list and help Richardson into safe housing. Even if you can’t donate today to help us give Richardson his own class, you can share this page and let others know how easy it is to change lives in Haiti.

As the school’s independence grows and the Haitian teachers take full ownership of their classes, we’re delighted by the students’ success. That success has only been possible because of you. Your generosity keeps the teachers’ salaries paid and books in the students’ hands. You keep the students learning.

We can’t wait to update you next month on the results of the end of year exams. In the meantime, please support Richardson by giving today or sharing this page

Thanks so much for all your support, and our warmest regards.

Meet Richardson - we hope to hire him!
Meet Richardson - we hope to hire him!

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First of all, thanks so much to everyone who gave on June 13th and had their donations matched by 50%! It’s thanks to donors like you that our students can stay in school and continue working to build a better tomorrow.

Your generosity means that students like Berline, Wilkens, and Isma can keep working toward their goals. We hope that you realise how life-changing your donations really are.

In September the students will take their next round of exams and we can’t wait to update you on the students’ and teachers’ continued growth. Preparing for their exams is hard work, but you know what they say about all work and no play.

So when donor Jim asked us to teach the word “supercalifragilisticexpialodocious” to the students, we knew it would be a great opportunity to have a laugh. Check out the fun for yourself here.

We hope you enjoy, and thanks so much for all you’ve given.

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Excited about English!
Excited about English!

On Wednesday, June 13th, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations by 50%! This is a fantastic opportunity to keep the students learning and their teachers employed.

Your donations keep books in students’ hands, provide teachers’ salaries, and ensure that students have the skills they need to find work and build a better future. We hope that on Wednesday you’ll continue your support of these inspiring students by giving what you can. Every donation, whatever its size, helps us keep the school open and growing.

If you can’t donate yourself, you can still help by letting others know about this fantastic matching opportunity. Please email friends and family or spread the word on Facebook.

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

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Hear what Berline has to say about English classes
Hear what Berline has to say about English classes

Our Haitian led English programme continues to change lives, showing once again that together, volunteers and disaster survivors can bring about long-term, positive change.

Recently, students who joined the school a little late took their exams, and once again, more than 70% of those who took the test advanced to the next level!

We wanted to bring this fantastic result home by featuring the voice of Berline Louima. We asked Berline to tell us how English is changing her life, and this is what she said:

According to me, the benefits of the English classes are tremendous. Some years ago, I couldn’t speak English. When I finished with school, a friend of mine asked me to teach English in high school. I was afraid to do that, but this year, I teach without any problem, because my English classes help me to speak and able to teach. Thanks the staff.

As more students pass exams and obtain advanced qualification in English, we’re looking forward to more success stories like Berline's.

You made Berline's success possible with your donations – you allowed us to train the teachers, develop the curriculum, and organize the school. As the school grows, we hope you’re very proud of what you’ve achieved in Haiti.

Thank you so much for all you’ve given, and our warmest regards.  

Excited to have earned his certificate!
Excited to have earned his certificate!
This is Nocky - he used English to find a job!
This is Nocky - he used English to find a job!

What a fantastic period of growth the English Programme has entered! Since our international volunteers departed in December 2011, the students have been passing their exams and two advanced students have already used their new English skills to find employment!

This is an extraordinary achievement in such a short time, and we expect these two talented students to be the first of many.

You’ve made the school’s success possible. This Mother’s Day, whether you’re giving or receiving, we hope you’ll take a little extra joy in the lives you’ve changed in Haiti.

If you’re planning on giving a Mother’s Day gift this year, please consider keeping the English school in mind and making a donation in honour of your mum. When you donate as a gift, GlobalGiving will send your mom a lovely card. Cards can be emailed, printed at home, or mailed.

A GlobalGiving tribute card makes a fantastic, meaningful mother’s day gift, and as a bonus, GlobalGiving will be awarding financial prizes for the organisation which receives the most mother’s day donations between May 1st and May 7th.

We hope that this mother’s day, you’ll choose to give mom a gift that also helps Haitian children build a better tomorrow. You can easily send your gift by clicking here.

Thanks so much for all you’ve already given to support education in Haiti, and our warmest regards from Port au Prince.

His certificate is the first step to a job
His certificate is the first step to a job

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Emma Taylor

Enderby, Licester United Kingdom

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