Build upon the foundation laid last year, and have more impact for students in 2019.
Twin sisters, Eunide and Eunose, truly understand how fortunate and blessed they are to have an education. Both of them are in the 11th grade, with strong hopes of graduating in two years (Haitian schools go to grade 13). Like many other children in Haiti, Eunide and Eunose’s parents live in poverty. Being parents of twins and additional children makes it challenging to provide for a growing family, especially school. “Our mother has many children.” Eunide said. “Having the opportunity to have my education sponsored has impacted me a huge amount. It has also made it possible for my mother to help my siblings go to school.” School is not only a place where Eunose and Eunide are learning standard subjects like math, science, and history, but the girls shared how school is also teaching them to live in society, and be contributing members of their community. “People who are not educated, life tends to be really hard for them and they go through a lot of problems,” Eunide said. However, if “every kid were able to have an education, the country would not have as many problems.” And Eunose adds that “If everyone were educated, people would not leave the country to search for a ‘better life,’ “ because their ”better life” would be in Haiti! Having grown up at the Maranatha House Orphanage, Eunide and Eunose moved into the Transitions Program a few years ago when they turned 18. This experience has given them more responsibilities. They are learning how to do their own shopping, save and spend an allowance, and make plans for their future. As members of the Transitions Program, they also participated in a weekend trade program. In 2018, they along with 4 other young women, graduated from a year long local culinary arts program. Eunide said that the cooking program “showed me how smart I could be.” Our Transitions Coordinator is working to find paid summer internships for these young ladies, that will help them build their resumes as they finish up high school. After they graduate, Eunide plans to study nursing, because she wants to help sick people. In contrast, Eunose would like to study business - so that she can create jobs for people to help them get out of poverty.
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