Stories of Hope and Joy

 In Partner Schools, Quality Schools Program

February 6, 2012

A recent experience touched us deeply and caused us to feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to all those who make our work possible.

We were filming a piece that’s going to be on the Discovery Channel in March. It’s the story of Briggs and Stratton giving 240 generators to Haiti Partners after the earthquake and the difference these generators are making in schools and churches—in lives of Haitians who were dramatically affected by the earthquake.

Ms. Maecno, a mother of two children at one of our partner schools, shared how she thought their education would end with the collapse of the school. But, because of our partners, their school continued. And Genia Clergeau, then 12, shared how her family lost everything and her school collapsed. Although she and two of her siblings were obliged to move away to attend another Haiti Partners school, she said, “While it’s difficult being away from home, I’m thrilled to be going to school and getting a good education.”

We can’t underestimate what a source of hope and joy a good school is for children and their parents.

Thank you for your partnership in this work,

John, Kent and everyone at Haiti Partners

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