February 6, 2013
I recently shared (here) of the beginnings of ACR’s education and literacy program high in the mountains of Haiti in a village called Fond des Blancs (FdB). The rural poor of Haiti often do not have adequate housing, access to clean water, jobs, and to education. It leads to a cycle of poverty that grips generation upon generation. Our visit to the FdB region opened doors to birth several programs, including our charity’s first educational grant — sending five children and teens to school for the first time. I look at these photos received today and see joy in the youngest students as they pose in crisp new uniforms, and I can almost feel the pride coming through the faces of the young men who have a chance to become literate and educated — a gift they would not otherwise have realized. In Haiti, education is a privilege for those whose parents have enough money to pay for uniforms and tuition. Unlike the government-funded educational systems of America, it is not a right of every child in Haiti to go to school. And not unlike America, literacy and education open the door to better opportunity and self sufficiency.
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Love God! Love Others!
For the children,
Kristie Fry, Executive Director