My name is Smith Lauber Darlain SAINT-JUSTE. I am twenty four years old. I was born May 14, 1993 in a hospital called Sainte-Croix which is in Leogane, Haiti. My mother's name is Helene Felix. SAINT-JUSTE Lissama is my father's name. My parents are not married, but they have been living together for many years. They have four children together, one boy and three girls. I am the only boy of my mother and I am also the first child of my family. My father has two other children with two different women, that means he has six children in total, two boys and four girls. I live with six people: my father, my mother, three of my sisters and my niece. I have four sisters and one brother.
On Sundays, I go to Sainte-Croix Episcopal Church. I always take my niece with me to church.
I went to Joyeux Soleil kindergarten when I was three years old. After kindergarten I went to a primary school called la Redemption de Leogane, then Lycee Anacaona and Phoenix where I completed my secondary education. I am in my second year at Gonaives law school. I will be a great lawyer soon.
I will put myself at the service of the most vulnerable of the country. I will defend women especially and I would like to work with women organizations to fight violence against women and promote human rights respect in Haiti. I have a lot of dreams for this country. I want to have a country where dreams come true, a country like the others who are on the path of development.
Haiti needs big changes: children need to live in healthy and clean spaces as we all deserve to live as people. We need to be well educated. Thank you Haiti Scholarships for your great contribution in Haiti. You are our treasure. My father does not work and my mother has a small business. You have been supporting us for years, three out of six children of the family. I cannot find the words to express our joy and gratitude. I know you want to help more people, but you do not have enough funds to do it. This is exactly why we need you donors. Your help is very much appreciated here. Without your donations, Haiti Scholarships cannot help us. Please continue to help us and you will never regret it. We love you and we pray for you all.
Thank you for reading my story.
Darlain L.S. SAINT-JUSTE
Written by Darlain SAINT-JUSTE
Darlain is right: there is always a need for more scholarships. We have been fortunate in the last few years to have amazing donors that allow us to add one or two more scholarships per year. Please help us secure that extra scholarship by donating today.