Children
 Haiti
Project #6235

Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Mar 3, 2011

Settled and Learning English Thanks to You!

The kids with their volunteer English teacher
The kids with their volunteer English teacher

A few days ago, I visited the orphanage to check on a few children with mild skin infections and was met with quite a surprise. “Emma, how are you?” Said one of the younger boys. “Good thanks!” I replied, and he ran away giggling. Others energetically counted from 1 to 20.

I had known that one of our volunteers – Madeline – had been teaching English at the orphanage, but I had not expected such rapid progress.

The change in the children since we’ve been able to provide school, health care, English classes, and a safe house has been extraordinary. The benefits of having a routine and a safe place to sleep for the first time since the earthquake shows in each child’s face and new found ability to focus on schooling and playing.

And this is, of course, to say nothing of the difference school and English will make in the children’s long-term prospects for success.

As we see positive changes first hand, we wanted to take this opportunity to write and say thank you for all you’ve already done. None of these positive changes would have been possible without your generous contributions. We hope you’ll keep supporting the orphanage as they move forward.

The kids use drawing to personalise the alphabet
The kids use drawing to personalise the alphabet

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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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