Alansika Boursiquot is five years old, but instead of going to school, she stays at home because her family cannot afford to pay school fees.
Alansika is a very nice girl living around a pre-school, but since her parents can't afford tuition, she stays at home. But since Alansika really wants to go to school, each day, she sits on the wall outside of the small kindergarten so that she can catch the teacher's lessons.
Next year, she won't be able to go to the top elementary school because she missed the year prior of preschool. As a result of the structure of the system, missing one year of school can negatively impact her for life.
While other kids her age are in school working with their teacher, Alansika sits on the outside of the school walls. Sometimes she plays on the playground, but more than anything, she wants to go to school too!
18 MAY 2010Below is an excerpt from La Vallee Alliance's most recent newsletter. If you are interested in contributing to their sports uniforms/school supplies drive and/or their school kitchen project, please visit the La Vallee Alliance website here . -- Dear Friends of LaVallee Alliance, Thank you again for your interest and support of our efforts to help the people of LaVallee de Jacmel, Haiti. As you can see from the note from Florine, your donations are making a real difference in the lives of LaVallee students. We have several new projects underway to tell you about! We are excited to be planning our trip to Haiti, scheduled for the second week of June. We have been meeting with key members of the NGO community here in D.C. involved in the Haitian relief efforts and plan to meet with their counterparts in Port au Prince. We hope to partner with these larger organizations, draw attention to our mountainous rural community, and learn from their expertise as we plan our future programs...
12 MAY 2010Givology recently received the following update from La Vallee Alliance: -- On behalf of Alansika Boursiquot, I thank you for helping her by paying her tuition for the year. Alansika always did like going to school. Even when she couldn’t attend school because of financial problems, she would still go sit at her school’s playground hoping to, one day, go back to school. Needless to say how excited she was when she found out she could finally join her schoolmates. I thank you for her and I know she will use this help properly. --
14 APR 2010La Vallee recently provided the following update on the school: --- Antonica shared with us the urgent need of getting the children back to school as quickly as possible. Thanks to all of you, much progress has already been made. Last week we wired funds collected at our event to the team in Haiti, and the next day construction began on a temporary structure to house 610 students at St. Paul’s School. Thanks to donations we have continued to receive over the past several weeks, we were able to send additional funds last week to complete this temporary school building. This means students were able to return to school last week for the first time in over three months. We hope that we can replicate this project for the numerous other schools that have been damaged in LaVallee. Here are pictures of the St. Paul’s School project, showing construction underway and the completed temporary school building. The La Vallee team The students Under construction The need continues to grow as stu...
20 MAR 2010Please click on the link below for an update from the field: LaVallee Update
- $140 Pledged
- $140 Total Donated