I’d like to introduce Manite Rafael. She’s 40 years old and she has 6 children. Here is her story.
Manite only attended 2nd grade. She could not attend school because her parents could not afford to send her. She grew up helping in the house, cooking and helping to get drinking water. Manite seized the opportunity to come to Haiti Projects’ literacy program.
She is happy because she is learning how to write. With a smile in her face she said. “NOW I can write my name.” She walks 2 hours to the library.
Venise Jean Louis
Meet Venise Jean Louis. Venise is 44 years old and the mother of 4 children, 3 boys and a girl. Here is her story.
When Venise was 10 years old her mom died and life with her father was difficult. Her dad never sent her to school because he did not see school was important. Since she’s been attending the adult education program she is meeting many women like her.
She is very inspired and happy she is learning how to write her name and learning basic math. Asked if she sends her children to school and without hesitation she said “oh! Yes! Oh! Yes! They are all going to school.”
Let us meet Jean-Paul Pierre. Jean Paul is not sure how old he is but he said he thinks he is 30 years old. But here is his story as he told me.
He doesn’t have any children. He has been coming to the Haiti Projects’ adult literacy program in the library for almost 2 years and very happy to have this opportunity. His mother was blind and a priest took the family in to help his mother but unfortunately the priest never sent him to school.
Now he is trying to learn as much as he can. He loves to play the drum.