Student in Focus: Cassard Mackenley

Written by Cassard Mackenley and Elistin Sherline

"Hi,
My name is Cassard Mackenley.
I am six years old. I am living with my mom and my God Mother.
My mother's name is Elistin Sherline. My father's name is Cassard Mackenson. My mother has four children. I have one sister and three brothers. My school name is Jim Mahar de Leogane. It is in Chatuley. I can write the letters and numbers very well. I like to go to school. I like to play with my friends Annie, Estael and Bony.
(Mother speaking)
My boy was born in April 2010 in Leogane.
His father did not help during my pregnancy. And after the baby was born, he only made his birth certificate. He does not do anything for him. Sometimes, we got up very early to go to the school when I don't have money to pay a taxi. I spent 60 Gourdes on motorcycle taxi every day.
He was at Winnie Lourson school for his first kindergarten school year and he went to Jim Mahar for his second. I paid for his second year at Jim Mahar's school. And this year, I was wondering where I was going to find money for his school. And I was very surprised when the Director told me that I do not have to pay, an organization will. The school also provided books for the students as well.
I just learned the name of the organization while telling the story. I thank you so much for what you did for son and I pray the Mighty God so He can give you money to help the population in need of Haiti. Thank you so much Haiti Scholarships.
May the Lord protect you all! And We love you so much! The Donors are fantastic!"



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