Student in Focus: Valentina Bernard

 

Hello

My name is Valentina Bernard. I am fifteen  years old.  I am living in Portail Ca Ira,  Leogane Haiti. I was born on September 9th, 2001  in a small community  called Buneau Lapointe in Leogane. My mother’s name is Louisita Garcon and she lives in Dufort, Leogane.  My father is Yves Marcelin Bernard and he lives on Rue Lavandiere, Leogane. My parents are not married.  They only had me together. My father has one child, just me and my mother has three children: two girls and one boy, I am her second child. So, I have one sister and one brother.

I am living with four people in the house : my grandmother, my aunt and my cousins. I go to Saint – Rose  Catholic church with my grandmother every Sunday. My grandmother has three children and she still looks young.

My  favorite sport is jump rope. I do everything at home : cooking,  laundry, make  beds,  water collection, ect….

My kindergarten school was Joyeux Soleil Kindergarten.  Saint – Rose de Lima and Ecole Nationale des filles had been my two Primary schools.  I am in 8th Grade in La Redemption.  It is twenty minutes walking from my house to school. I leave home at 6 : 40 AM every morning, because school starts at 7 and finishes at 3 : 00 PM  and  I come back home a 3 PM.

I have got future dreams after school, I would like to become a Police Officer and a Nurse.  

I am asthmatic. Warm weather is okay for me. When it is hot or cold, I am terrible, very very sick, I have shortness of breath. It is hard for me, and I do not even have good treatment, no inhaler. And I do not know if asthma can be treated. I need your prayers.

I would like to thank Haiti scholarships for taking care of me. I do not  forget what you did for the children after the hurricane Matthew, you visited us to make sure that we were safe, you helped us with food and repaired our homes. You had checked on me all the time.  I do not forget anything. You are good people. And I also want to thank the Donors for big support.  I love you so much. I do not know what my family would do without your great contribution in our education.

May my Lord bless and protect  you all!

Valentina Bernard

There is so much more to each of our student’s lives, and we are so thankful you get to learn a little more about each of them and their struggles and dreams.  Thank you for being a beacon of light.

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Student in Focus: Rickmailey Maurice

Hello,

My name is Rickmailey MAURICE. I am thirteen years old. I was born on October 7th, 2003 in Leogane.  My mother ‘s name is Carmene Maurice. My father’s name is Ulrick Macean, he lives in United States. They are from Leogane, Haiti. I am living in Cite Napoleon with three  people: my mother, one of my sisters, and one brother. 

Mom and Dad have one child together, just me.  My mother has five children: three girls and two boys. My father has four children: three  girls  and one boy, I am his only boy. Because my father is married, I cannot  have his last name. This is the reason why I am MAURICE like my mother. I look like my father, I would like to have the same life like the children who are living with their parents, their loved ones. I miss that so much. I don’t think that I am responsible and that makes very sad.  I do not deserve that life, a life without your father. That makes me nervous, frustrated and stressed sometimes.

My father has two girls living in Leogane and the other one lives with him and his wife in USA. He used to give me some help, it’s been two years since I have not heard from him. His wife does not like me and she does not want him to help me. I will see him whenever he comes to visit his daughters. I am certain that he will come visit me too. This is the only moment that we can spend some time together.  

I have six sisters and two brothers and I am the last child of my mother. I like her so much, but I look like my dad. Every time mom does our laundry, I am the one to go collect water for the house. I like to help my family, I go shopping for them, and sometimes I am a good cook, if you try my pasta cooked just one time, you will want it every day, I am telling you.

I go to Catholic church, because it is an obligation for my school.  And the rest of my family goes to Protestant’s church.   

L’Abeille  Kindergarten was my first Kindergarten  preschool. I am currently  in 6th grade at Institut Abellard de Leogane for my primary studies, then next year, I will be  going to secondary school in September  and I am very excited about  that. To make this possible, I have been working so hard in school to maintain good notes. And I feel ready for the final official exam from the National Education Ministry.

I enjoy  going to school, it is the real and exact  place to be educated. After my studies,  I would like to be an Engineer in the future. Classes start  at 7: 45   A M  until 4 PM. Except  Friday, my school is closed at noon.

Before ending my story, please let me take a moment to  thank Haiti Scholarships and Donors  for everything that you have been doing for Haitian people. I have heard about you from my beautiful sister, Fana.

 I love you so much, My Mother prays for all Staff  members  everyday. Your work is priceless.  
It is so enormous and indispensable for this country. Thank you so much. Keep it up!

Rickmailey MAURICE  

There is so much more to each of our student’s lives, and we are so thankful you get to learn a little more about each of them and their struggles and dreams.  Thank you for being a beacon of light.

Click here to donate today and ensure that all our scholarships are renewed for the 2017-2018 school year.  Your donation is tax deductible.