School Sponsorship

May 2016

School Sponsorship Program, LGCCA/ASHOG

Due to the overwhelming number of children (and young adults) not in school on La Gonave Island, or, not in school consistently, LGCCA & ASHOG are relaunching our School Sponsorship Program. It costs $15 USD (currently about $19 CAD) per month per child for school. School runs for 10 months of the year but the remaining paid 2 months pays for the school uniform.

If you would like to sponsor a child for school please message us at help@communityandchildhaiti.ca

We will be adding to this Board of Students as time permits, if there is a child you see without a sponsor whom you would like to help please tell us.

Thank you so much for helping a child have a brighter, safer, better future!


Shenaeca school

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Shenaeca, aged 9star

Nan Cafe

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED By Annie Ng, Canada.


Rochelle

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Rochelle Morcelin, aged 8star

Grade 2

  Anse a Galets

   La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Rachel Therrien & Marcel Rouleau, Canada.


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Berkendy, aged 8star

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Beth Bell, Canada


John

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John Fenelus, aged 7

Grade 2

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti.

waiting for sponsor

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Nedjie, aged 7star

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Carey Merriman, Canada

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Joastania Pierre, aged, 6

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Joastania Pierre, aged 6

Grade 1

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

SPONSORED by Monica Brennan, Canada

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Wildo

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Wildo, aged 10

(1st Grade)

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor


Marco Bien Aime.

Marco Bien Aime, aged 19star

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Carole Bell, Canada

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Wenfadensky

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Wenfadensky Hyppolite, aged 6

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor

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Richania

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Richania Corriolan, aged 6

Grade 1

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Alexandra

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Alexandra Metor, aged 13star

Grade 2

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti.

SPONSORED by Lisa Jordan, Australia

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Medwine, aged 9star

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Laurel Aeberhardt, Canada

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Gawencha Volcy, aged 10

(Grade 3)

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor.

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Calensky..

Calensky, aged 6

(1st Grade)

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti.

waiting for sponsor

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Carl Alberto Richard, aged 4

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Carl Alberto Richard, aged 4star

Kindergarten 2

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Helen, Lilian and Benedict Brogan, UK


Lele

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Lele Pierre, aged 4

1st Grade

Anse a Galets

La Gonave island, Haiti.

waiting for sponsor

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Biguens

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Biguens, aged 7star

(1st Grade)

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Britt Frandsen, Canada.


Roseberline Bonheur

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Roseberline Bonheur, aged 8

Grade 1

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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This is Michelovecha Joseph, aged 8

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Michelovecha Joseph, aged 8

(Grade 3)

Morne Augustin

La Gonave island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Djounailine

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Djounailine Bonheur, aged 5

(Grade 1)

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor.


This is Roselandie Vertus, aged 5

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Roselandie Vertus, aged 5

Kindergarten 2

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Calancia

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Calancia Moise, aged 11

Grade 4

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti.

waiting for sponsor

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Corinoslio

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Corinoslio Moise, aged 8

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor

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This is Chanel Joseph, aged 9.

Chanel Joseph, aged 9

Grade 2

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Anderson

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Anderson Vilmond, aged 11

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor

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Berry Joseph, aged 9star

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti.
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SPONSORED by Joanne & Stuart Young, Scotland

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This is Naphca Pierre, aged 9

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Naphca Pierre, aged 9star

Grade 3

Morne Augustin

La Gonave island, Haiti

SPONSORED by Kim Thies, Australia

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Worlkenswood

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Worlkenswood Laguerre, aged 10

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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. waiting for sponsor

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Cloudonise

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Cloudonise Fortune, aged 13star

 Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED BY MAUREEN BRANCH, CANADA

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Woodjerry

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Woodjerry Joseph, aged 5

Grade 1

Anse a galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

SPONSORED by Monica Brennan, Canada

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This is Cherlanda Pierre, aged 11

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Cherlanda Pierre, aged 11

Grade 3

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Stanley

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Stanley Toussaint, aged 15

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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. waiting for sponsor

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Roseberlandia

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Roseberlandia Yfrazin, aged 8

Grade 2

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Napha.

NaphaFenelus, aged 9

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor

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Jovenson

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Jovenson Sybrun, aged 7

Grade 1

Anse a Galets.

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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This is Joalandina, aged 10

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Joalandina, aged 10

Grade 4

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Wiscline

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Wiscline Toussaint, aged 8

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor

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Francesca

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Francesca Louissant, aged 5

Grade 1

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor.


BediSchool

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Bediada, aged 8star

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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SPONSORED by Joanne & Stuart Young, Scotland

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Moreno

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Moreno Moise, aged 4

Petit Section

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Bien Ca

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Bienca Joseph, aged 7

Anse a galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor

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Cassandia

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Cassandia louisJean, aged 14

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor

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Jeoucha

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Jeoucha Richard, aged 11

Grade 5

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Sonia

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Sonia Toussaint, aged 15

Grade 4

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti.

waiting for sponsor

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Eglot

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Eglot Benoit, aged 13

Grade 4

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

. waiting for sponsor

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Wednaica

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Wednaica Joseph, aged 9

Grade 5

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor


Wonderson

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Wonderson, aged 11

Grade 5

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti.

waiting for sponsor

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Jean Wibensky.

Jean Wibensky Alexis, aged 11

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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. waiting for sponsor

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Dionaica

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Dionaica Desir, aged 8

Grade 1

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor


Lovelie

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Lovelie Montilus, aged 13

Grade 4

Anse a galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Maydalove

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Maydalove Bonheur, aged 9

Grade 2

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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Aldo

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Aldo Sybrun, aged 17

Grade 4

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor.

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Edith

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Edith Louijean, aged 10

Grade 4

Morne Augustin

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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 Wildens.

Wildens Joseph, aged 10

Grade 5

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

. waiting for sponsor

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Dubroskenley

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Dukoskenley Debrosse, aged 10

Grade 3

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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waiting for sponsor


Jemina.

Jemina Marcelin, aged 11

Grade 6

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

. waiting for sponsor

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Wolrith

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Wolrith Laguerre, aged 11

Grade 6

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

. waiting for sponsor

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Djonika

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Djonika Louidor, aged 9

Grade 1

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

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. waiting for sponsor


Dademeclove

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Dademeklove Louis, aged 8

Grade 1

Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

waiting for sponsor

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ASHOG School, Anse a Galets

La Gonave Island, Haiti

This wonderful school accepts as many children as possible even though they do not have sponsors. This unfortunately causes difficulties in that school supplies and educational materials are scarce and the teachers rarely get paid. The children need school sponsors in order to get a full and consistent education. The teachers do an amazing job with limited resources.

The school building itself needs finished – windows, the floors cemented, the roof completed and this will cost an estimated $1300 USD.

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October 2015

Thanks so much for all the wonderful school supplies!

We gave them to the children and teachers during our medical clinic at Morne Augustin (we also gave a portion to the ASHOG School in Anse-a-Galets). There are 50+ children enrolled in school now, the school is supported by ASHOG, HaitiHelp and LGCCA. It costs $10 USD per month per child and we are looking for sponsors …. there are many more children who are still not in school. Education is the key to a good future for these children.

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Morn Augustin Orphanage and School is about 55 minutes drive from the town of Anse-a-Galets up a rough road into the hills. It is quite remote. It has the capacity to house 44 children but due to financial pressures this number can fluctuate widely. When there is no money to feed and care for the children some of them are placed back into the community and unfortunately not in ideal situations. The children are aged between 4 and 15 years. They are orphaned or abandoned children.

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The orphanage itself is a brick building with one room of bunk beds for boys and one room for girls. It is very cramped and basic. There is no kitchen. During times of adequate donations there are up to 44 children in residence with one cook and 2 ladies caring for them.
The pastor of the area, Pastor Eleuhode oversees the schooling of the children and there is a school next to the orphanage. Most of that building is badly damaged and cannot be used, the floor and roof being unsafe.

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There is a rainwater tank but this is insufficient for demand so clean water is bought to give to the children. The food and water bills are very expensive and this causes huge problems for the children who then get moved out to survive as best they can in the community until the pastor has the funds to bring them back again. The damage this must do to their psychological health and sense of security is devastating but without adequate funding the pastor and ASHOG can only do their best.

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There is no well at the orphanage. The island of La Gonave is generally more expensive than the mainland because food must be transported from the mainland and this makes providing food for the children a huge problem. Unfortunately there are no major charities such as World Vision on the island because these children really need a child sponsorship program in order to be fed and schooled adequately to grow up healthy and educated and able to live productive lives. The Haitian government does not provide any assistance for these children.

March 2013 Update

A very enjoyable visit to the Orphanage and school at Morne Augustin to see Pastor Elouhode and the children. Jean Rony Toussaint, Dieune Simonaire (ASHOG) and I spent some time with the children in class and were able to give them donated school supplies and a few items of clothing. The school still has almost no teaching materials, most lessons are written on a blackboard by the teacher. A few children had notebooks and pencils.

We gave lots of childrens multivitamins to the teachers so they can hand them out daily as the children arrive at school. They will only last 2 or 3 months so I will need to start collecting more now to take out there again this September. The younger children especially show signs of malnutrition and I was very sad to see 6 year old Naphca looking so thin and anaemic, worse than when I first met her one year ago. Naphca (on right) is seen here with her handicapped 8 year old sister Shellanda. The girls live with their mentally ill mother who cannot work to provide for them, they have lived in the Orphanage before and were doing well there but now there are no funds for them. They are always hungry.

Naphca and Shellanda

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