Newsletters from Haiti
I am writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude to you for providing me with an education. My early life was tragic. At the age of 3 my father was shot to death and 2 years later my 2 older brothers died in an accident. My mother was traumatized and we lost hope.
She could not afford to send me to school. I felt humiliated with no life ahead of me. In 2006, when I had given up about getting an education, Louise Noel, on a trip to Haiti, saw how sad I was and offered to pay for my schooling with the help of Canadian friends. I was so happy for this opportunity. I have been doing very well and am now in my 3rd year of secondary school and have 3 years left to finish. I appreciate the opportunity of going to school. I would like to become an engineer.
Without your help I would not have an education and a place in society and would feel hopeless. Thanks to Louise Noel and you Canadians I hope to become a useful person in my life. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am very grateful to you for all the help you have given me for my education. My father died when I was young and my mother could not afford to send me to school. On top of all this in 2014 our house burned and we ended up living on the streets. Thankfully Louise came to help us out with the help of you, our Canadian friends. I am very proud to show you my certificate in Cosmetology. I am waiting to get my diploma from the Haitian Government which will give me an even better standing and more opportunities for work.
Merisile has been with us since he came to the orphanage at the age of 7. He is doing very well and will be doing his last year of high school next year. He has often been at the top of his class. He has also taken a trade in tiling and is doing some jobs. (see picture) Without our help he would have never been able to go to school. He is very grateful to us for providing him with this great opportunity.