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!
FAITHFULLY PURSING THE
DREAM OF AN EDUCATION
When Ncompass first got involved in the lives of the children at the Maranatha House Orphanage in Titanyen, Haiti, our primary objective was to keep the children alive. Living conditions were already tough in Haiti, and the
opportunity to obtain an education and be successful were
We knew that 40% of children in Haiti never have the opportunity to attend school. And fewer than 10% will ever graduate high school. We knew the odds in front of these children, yet we pursued education for them anyway. Never could we have imagined seven years ago, how much success the children would have, and how great an impact education would have on the community of Titanyen.
Over the years, we’ve increased the care we’re providing for the children at the Maranatha House and its Transitions Program. We are now able to holistically support their social, emotional, physical, spiritual and educational needs. And we’re proud of the impact this is having in their individual lives. Education has made them problem solvers, they’ve become engaged
members of their communities, and they are entering trade programs and college -- preparing for their futures.
While we remain committed these children - we’ve been feeling called to do
more for those who live outside the orphanage. Ncompass is now expanding
its impact to advance education access to more and more children. We are
partnering with quality, Christ-centered, Haitian ran schools, and empowering them with funding and resources to do what they do best - which is educate students. Because we know that as more and more children -- and eventually all children, have access to quality education, more and more students become graduates. In fact, the network of schools we are partnering with is graduating students at a rate of 95%! As more students become graduates, we know that more graduates will be entering and creating the work force. And eventually - these same educated adults will be having their own families and will be able to provide the education for their children themselves!
Together, we can see a nation educated!
Together, we can see a nation transformed!
We want to provide 50 more students with an education sponsor
this year! Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us in this way?
THE IMPACT OF EDUCATION
DANIELO CHERY: Class of 2018
June 21, 2018 was a day to remember for Danielo Chery! He was the first in his family to graduate high school!
That day - he, along with 200 other students moved their tassels from one side of their mortar board to the other - signifying the hard-earned, incredible accomplishment of a high school diploma! “This is the best day of my life, I’ll never forget this day!” Danielo proclaimed as he hopped into the truck to
head to his graduation party. Similar to someone winning the lottery - he knew that his future had been forever changed because of this achievement. Later that evening, when reminiscing on what this means for him, he shared his heart. “I came from nothing! But Ncompass, my sponsors, my parents, and God - you guys never gave up on me! I get to go to college and chase my dreams because you believed in me!”
Danielo achieved a secondary accomplishment post graduation, by passing his National Exam on his first try. Historically, only around a third of students pass on the first round. This allowed him to apply earlier to college, and ultimately be accepted to Université Américaine des Sciences Modernes d'Haïti, where he’s studying Computer Science. We’re so proud of Danielo - and so grateful for the education sponsors and partners who helped get him here!
WIDELINE AMAZEAU: Class of 2017
Wideline Amazeau had always dreamed of becoming a nurse. In 2010, she saw the extreme lack of medical care that existed after the earthquake. It burned in her heart the desire to meet that need when she grew up. Because she was supported by an education sponsor, she was able to graduate high school in 2017. During her gap year, she also finished up a cooking school trade program, while she was applying
This summer, we rejoiced with her when she got her letter saying she had been accepted at the University of Notre Dame’s Haitian campus to study nursing.
A dream come true!
In mid October, Wideline officially began her college career, and is loving
every minute of it. She’s proud to have the ability to bury her nose in a medical text book. She’s excited to work with her peers to learn the fascinating functions of the human body. She’s thrilled to know that her future has so much potential - and grateful to our partners who helped make her future possible.
CIARA ALEXIS: Class of 2028
Ciara is a fourth grader at Ecole Myositis de Titanyen school. She lives with her mom and dad, brother and two sisters. She loves school and works hard to do her best. She’s said that during the first few years of elementary school, the subjects came easily to her. Now school is a bit more challenging, but she is up for it because school is special to her. She understands that not everyone gets this kind of opportunity. She realizes that in a family her size, (four kids) statistics would say that only one of her siblings will make it to secondary school. But she wants to fight those odds. Ciara loves school. She loves spending time with her friends, and teachers who she looks up to. “When I finish high school (notice she said when - not if), I would like to become a business administrator. I strongly believe that school is the best way to get on top and
CARL BENCHY AUGUSTINE: Class of 2023
Carl is one of the lucky ones. As a ninth grader living in Titanyen, he knows that his ability to be in school, let alone in 9th grade, is unique. Odds are that only 1 in 5 kids will make it this far in their education. Knowing this, Carl is faithfully pursuing his education. He’s also lucky to have the kind of staff and administration at his school who notice when he’s slipping in his studies. They care about him and pull him aside to motivate and encourage him to be who he was created to be! And for him, his dream is to be a police officer, to serve his community. And he is already doing that in his school. Carl stands out for motivating his classmates and friends to work hard and chase their own dreams of an education.
GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION
Below are just some of the stories of children in our partner schools who are still in need of a sponsor.
Miolsenda Joradin has quite the smile and loves to play
hide and seek with her friends, along with her brother
and sister. Her mom is a vendor - which means she sells
items at the market, and her dad is a day laborer. Someday,
she wants to be a cook and feed people delicious food. She
recently turned 9 and is already loving the challenge of
Phednael Sylvai will turn 4 years old on Christmas eve.
She has two sisters and abrother. Her mother is a cook,
and her dad is a driver. As most young girls do - she loves
skipping rope! She also likes learning about geography, and
wants to be a nurse when she grows up.
Ncompass is striving to become a leader in impacting and building up today’s youth for the Kingdom of God. We are committed to taking a bold, innovative and strategic business approach to inspire global action.