Several weeks ago we added three of our orphans (Robenson, Franky, Valencia) to our orphan sponsorship page on our website. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of three individuals Robenson, Franky, and Valencia have been fully sponsored! Full sponsorship for our children includes a safe, secure residence to live, a free education that includes attending school, personalized home instruction, and rehabilitative activities such as karate, piano lessons, and dance instruction. Additionally each child receives three healthy meals a day plus snacks, new clothes, school books and materials, and school uniforms. Most importantly, the sponsorship of our children allows H.E.R.O. to continue our work in Haiti, to help each of the children in our care to become successful and productive citizens of Haiti.
I am also excited about our continued partnership with Union School in Haiti. On April 30th we will take 60 of our students from the Education Program for Street Children to Union School for a fun-filled field day! Students at Union School currently sponsor several of our children in the education program and all will be present to interact, meet each other, and best of all, have fun! The Union School PTA has graciously donated food for the event, and we even have t-shirts for the event being donated by a Union School parent! On this day, April 30th, we hope to bridge the gap between the wealthy and the poor in a collaborative event that will highlight the possibilities in Haiti. In past blogs I have constantly talked about the division between NGOs, church organizations, private schools, etc. This event held jointly between Union School and H.E.R.O. proves that when organizations work together for the benefit of the children, anything is possible. Thank you Union School!