Robin Stoutt, a retired school-district Superintendent, has been sponsoring Haitian students’ education ever since she visited Haiti for the first time in 2014. She went again in 2016, and again just last week, where she had an opportunity to sit down with one of our Haitian educational leaders, Olgus St. Fort.
Robin thought she understood the value that education plays in a student’s life, but this conversation confirmed just how impactful it really is for students in Haiti, and how she, along with all of our education sponsors are truly changing lives.
“I have dedicated my life to educating children," Robin said. "One thing I know for sure is all kids need to feel safe, loved and cared for. They need to know that they can count on someone. They need to have a personal connection with a person that will encourage them to know and understand, that all things are possible. Ncompass allows each and every one of us to be that person for the children.”
Sponsors are paving the way for children to access top-notch education. Through the PasFome Network of schools (18 schools in Haiti that we partner with), students learn under the Mwen Kapab (I Can!) curriculum, which reinforces the idea that they can learn, they can dream, they canachieve. Students who are sponsored through Ncompass are taught by trained teachers, they are receiving a nutritious meal
each day to help their brains stay focused and engaged, and they are hearing the gospel message of God’s love and hope for them.
And all of this is impacting their education. Students are passing their national exams at a nationally high rate. And while studies show that less than 10% of the nation’s adults have graduated high school, students within the school network we’re supporting are graduating at a rate of 95%
Robin says: “To see students graduate from high school, there is no better feeling in your heart to know that we make this possible for these kids. Now we are starting to see the change that will happen if we can keep this momentum up and set our goals higher -- educating more and more children in Haiti. They will be the change that makes a difference in their country.”
We’re so grateful for Robin, and all of our faithful education sponsors who are giving students an opportunity to learn, grow and eventually lead their country.
Will you join us in supporting the education of 30 more students this year and changing their future?
We have the opportunity to change this!
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