BACK TO SCHOOL IN MIREBALAIS
Those of you with young children or who recall having young children (who could forget!), know what a busy and sometimes stressful time the back to school period is.
It’s exactly the same for the folks helping the Haiti Micah kids in MIrebalais, and at the same time too! Enrollments in the various private schools must be completed (especially complex when a child is changing schools); uniforms, shoes etc must be provided for constantly growing kids; new kids must be added to the group; updated contact information is needed: health needs must be addressed. It’s a big job: it all happens at once and five dedicated volunteers (Joseph’s mother and aunt and others) work together to accomplish it.
Thanks be to God for these dedicated souls. And for all of you, who support their efforts.
This Godly work is truly worth it. The Haiti Micah kids are passing the State Exams at a rate higher than their peers. Joseph thinks this is partly because of the education they receive and very importantly because of the sense of well being they feel as part of the Haiti Micah Project.
Originally the new vocational school was planned to start with a single story building, purposed for woodworking and carpentry– mostly boy’s tasks in Haiti. Recently the HMP board decided that it would be more cost effective and fair to build a second story at the same time and designate it for sewing and other skills more likely to help girls. Construction is expected to start in November.
A Haitian accountant has begun assisting HMP locally. The accountant also works at the new Partners in Health hospital in Mirebalais, and so has access to a much more dependable internet connection. This has helped communication between the HMP volunteers in Alexandria, VA and those on the ground in Mirebalais.
And finally, as health crises continue to arise in Haiti, HMP continues to achieve excellent results in protecting the health of our lovely little children and those who serve them.
What you do is changing the lives of some of God’s little children. Thank you.