Change Lives with English Education

 
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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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Taking the Exam
Taking the Exam

Since EDV’s international volunteers left Haiti in December 2011, the English programme has been absolutely thriving.

In late January, the students completed their first round of exams and the results speak for themselves. Of the 80 students who took the exam, 73 passed and will advance to the next level.

These results speak volumes about how well the Haitian teachers and administrators are doing, and we’re delighted with their accomplishments. The school is a great example of how the support of donors like you can increase local capacity and bring about long-term change.

We’re looking forward to welcoming more students in the coming months, and we hope you are too! Your generosity pay the teachers’ salaries and keeps more than 140 students in class and learning the skills they need to build a better tomorrow.

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

Taking the Exam
Taking the Exam
The certificates for passing students
The certificates for passing students

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A Big "Thank you" from the students!
A Big "Thank you" from the students!

As 2011 draws to a close, we can’t believe all that you’ve helped us achieve. With your support, we’ve been able to enroll 120 students in English classes. Much remains to be done, but thanks to your generosity, 120 Haitian students will be able to start 2012 with hope.

As we approach Christmas, we hope you’ll feel a little extra joy in the gifts you’ve given to Haitian earthquake survivors.

One last time, we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to you for your generosity over the past year. Merry Christmas, and we hope you have the happiest of New Years.

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An English student receiving his certificate!
An English student receiving his certificate!

Just over a month has gone by since the extraordinary success of Global Giving’s match funding day on October 19th when you donated $2,262 in just one day. With your generosity, you’ve given students like Wilkens the chance to get an education and learn the skills he needs to build a better life.

As Americans across the country start to plan their ThanksGiving celebrations, we hope you’ll take a little extra joy in knowing that, this ThanksGiving, you’ve given 120 students in Haiti a reason to be thankful.

Thank you so much for all you’ve already done to Give the Gift of Education this holiday season, and we hope you’ll continue your inspiring support of these driven students this holiday season by giving a gift to support English students.

Giving a gift is as easy as going to the project page and finding the "gift" button right under the large, orange donate button. The project which receives the most gifts on GlobalGiving will be eligible to receive extra funding!

If you can’t give a gift, you can still help bring hope for the Holidays by spreading the word to friends and family about how easy it is to change lives in Haiti.

One last time, thanks so much for all you’ve given, and a very Happy ThanksGiving!

A happy English student
A happy English student
One of the Haitian teachers teaching
One of the Haitian teachers teaching
Proud of his achievement
Proud of his achievement
Teaching and helping his students succeed
Teaching and helping his students succeed

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Andy Chaggar

Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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Map of Change Lives with English Education