Wilkenson's mother died before the earthquake, and his father died of cholera in 2010. He was left living on the streets until a friend of his family brought him to an orphanage. When he arrived, Wilkenson had never been to school before. Because of donors like you, we've been able to fund school for Wilkenson this year. With your help, we'll send him to the 6th Grade next year. Wilkenson loves to go to school - and he's thriving! He wants to be a doctor when he grows up.
School in Haiti is not free, and if a family cannot pay, their children simply do not attend. Lack of education locks these children in a cycle of poverty. Ensuring access to school not only improves children's lives, but strengthens Haitian communities in the long-term.
Wilkenson has lived his whole life in poverty. Your donation will give Wilkenson the education he needs to ensure he can support himself and find a path to security. We'll use your donation to pay Wilkenson's school fees, provide books, school supplies, and extra support if he needs it. The education he'll receive will be life changing.
Access to education for children from families who do not have the means to send their children to school means that those children will have the skills they need to find stable jobs and escape the poverty of their families.