As I mentioned a couple blog posts ago, I got to meet the new school principal, Samuel, when I visited the school in April & was very impressed by him! I was especially excited to hear about all the plans and dreams he has for improving the school and therefore the children’s education.
Samuel presided over the building of the upstairs classrooms the summer before last so there would be space for the seventh grade class, which he added for the 2015-2016 school year. He was then able to add eighth grade at the beginning of this past school year, and plans to add 9th grade next year! This is great news and means that your sponsored child will now be able to receive a higher level of education than the majority of Haitians, who complete an average of only 5 years of school. In order to accomodate the extra students and classes, Samuel hopes to build 3 more classrooms before the beginning of the next school year.
Samuel is also lining the little room next to the nurse’s station with bookshelves to house a school library.
Quite a few English childrens’ books were donated to the school recently, and they hope to obtain a variety of books in Creole and French to add to the library when they can. Caleb used some of the money he earned for the school to begin their collection of Haitian Creole and French books.
Besides that, Samuel hopes to add a computer class for the upper grade levels, which of course would require having several laptop computers that the kids could use. He also hopes to add a science lab in the near future. Both of these additions will afford the children who are privileged to attend the school in Carrefour Poy a more well rounded education and better prepare them for the possibility of reaching their life goals!
I just love Samuel’s passion for education and his heart to give these kids a great education in spite of the disadvantages of living in a third world country. If you would like to help make Samuel’s vision for the school a reality, please let me know.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9