Student in Focus: Rose Samalia Saint-Juste

By Rose Samalia Saint-Juste


My name is Rose Samalia Saint – Juste. I am twenty years old. I live on Rue Geoges Kernisant, Leogane, Haiti. I was born and raised in Leogane. My mother’s name is Rose Helene Felix. My father’s name is Lissama Saint – Juste. I am living with six people in the house: my Dad, Mom, one brother, two sisters and my daughter. I was eighteen when I got pregnant accidently. My daughter is two years old now. You know what? She does not call me ‘’Mom’’. She calls my mom ‘’mama’’.

I have two brothers and three sisters. My parents are not married. My dad is a photographer and he has six children in total. I am in Philo at College Emile Saint – Lot of Leogane. My sister Marie Helene and my brother Darlain are in Philo too. Math is a difficult class for girls and it’s a game for my brother. My school is planning a geological tour for December 5th in Leogane with all the students. I am excited to go.

We have been studying, working very hard in school because we understand how much it is hard for you : Haitischolarships to convince and receive money from other people for us. Donors, you should know that your money has been spent correctly in Haiti, I am telling you. You are very AMAZING! WE can not do everything without your help. Thank you so much!

I am in a parade group, it’s called UCL ( Union des Corps de Leogane). We go out in the streets to parade every May 18th for the Flag day.

I am also a catholic Christian. We have a choir in the church, CNDA ( Chorale Notre – Dame de L’ Anonciation ). When they sing, I dance in the front with five other children. And we have about fifty people in it. In 2010, we participated in a ‘song contest’ with sixteen choirs from many different churches. We were the champion. We won the big price ‘’ $ 500 HT ‘’ for the choir. We were very happy.

Yes, this is my story and this is who I am!

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Donate today to our 2016-2017 to keep Rose Samalia and all of our students enrolled for classes next year!

Apparent Project Ornament Fundraiser

2015 Ornament Collage

For the next month or so, we are partnering up with Apparent Project to raise money for them AND for us.  You might remember we did this last year, and it was so much fun spreading these wonderful little pieces of art, that Alex decided to do it again.  This year there are NINE options instead of 7, so even if you bought some last year, you can still add some new ones to your collection! The cost is $8 per ornament, $4 of which goes straight to Haiti Scholarships 2016-2017 scholarship fund, the other $4 goes back to Apparent Project to fund their causes-which are many and very awesome.

To order your ornaments, fill out this Google Form below, or click here to open the Google Form in another window:

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