Roseberline, happy in her homework
The children in Haiti are very busy studying for exam week before Christmas break. And we at Little Footprints Big Steps are excited to see the report cards that tell of the great progress in learning that has happened over the past few months.
In the new year we will also be bringing new children into the education system as, through our collaboration with Haitian Social Services, we will be reuniting 10 more street children with their families and supporting them for their basic education! Lives change quickly when learning opportunities are provided.
Morgan has taken the initiative to host a Street Child Meeting this month. This will entail gathering other organizations that have Child Protection mandates together, as well as inviting children that currently live in the streets! This unique approach is meant to provide a collaborative effort in providing the infrastructure and motivation for these children to be reunited with their families and attend school and begin their path toward self-sufficiency.
We have also begun an additional project on Global Giving to support the critical next steps on this path – Vocational Skills Training. Once the youth has mastered the basic education components, we support them to participate in various vocational training options to ensure they have the skills and confidence to enter the work force and support themselves, their countries economic development, and their families. You can visit that project at http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/self-sufficient-haiti-through-vocational-training-1/.
I have attached photos of some of our studious girls, and a lovely seasonal drawing for you!
Thank you once again for your support, interest and partnership! Best wishes for joy and peace this holiday season from all of us at Little Footprints Big Steps International Development Organization.
Founa is a dedicated, bright student
Some live at the'Girls Safehouse' during school