Updated: Aug 5, 2021
Maudeline is an example of why we need to help the people of Haiti afford an education. This is from her application.
Today begins the first of a series of articles that will run over the next couple of months to share with you some of the reasons we started HaitiScholarships and why we think it is important (and why you should help!). Our goal is to have 50 students in school as a direct result of our efforts this fall. It is an ambitious goal given we have just started, but with your help it is a doable one.
We will begin off with introducing you to Maudeline.
Maudeline is a 16 year old from Leogane who is in the seventh grade (Note: due to financial difficulties grades and ages are vastly different in Haiti. For instance, often due to lack of money a would-be student must sit out of school for a year or more).
She would like to be a nurse. Here is an excerpt from her scholarship application:
"In Haiti education represents a problem extraordinary because a lot of people don't have economic resources to go to school.
The biggest problem for students in Haiti their parents are not working so they don't have the possibility to work so that they can help their children to go to school... My ambition is going to school so that I can finish with my high school when I finish I will go in university so that I can learn nursing. In Haiti we don't have many nursing so I want to learn it so that I can help people in my community with health.
I have to say I don't have money to do [this] it but Haiti [with] Haiti Scholarship I will have the possibility to realize my dream I mean my dream will be a reality."
How can you help? HaitiScholarships is accepting donations to pay for her schooling.