My name is Florine Desrivieres, and I am 17 years old. I am proud to be born in La Valle, located in the SE of Haiti.
I am in the 11th grade at Ecole St Paul - it is a very prestigious school in the area. In class, I am working hard to be the first or the second laureate of all my promotions. My goal is become a journalist reporter. I realize it will be tough for my dream to become true since I come from a family of seven children, and our income is not enough.
Any help to keep me going to school will help me achieve my goal!
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...
11 MAY 2010Givology recently received this message from Florine, forwarded by La Vallee Alliance: "I am writing this note just to express my gratitude. Thank you for your support because at this special time in my life, I know that it would be hard for my parents to pay my tuition for this year. "Our house has been very badly damaged by the seism; we are still under our small tent and my parents hope that they can get enough resources to build a new house that can survive earthquakes and hurricanes. My parents are joining me to say thank you."
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