We would like to start by expressing our heartfelt thanks to our dear CVC family. Because of your gracious prayers and support, we are still alive and well. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good!
We are diligently working to improve our website to keep you updated on all of our activities.
Thanks to you, we were able to help 311 families with hygienic kits and train 8 communities on how to manage the effects of the coronavirus. Each community managed to educate and prepare more than 80 people. That means that through your support, we were able to serve more than 640 people in need.
Currently, we have 150 children in the CVC program, only ten of them have sponsors. Our greatest desire is to see these children have a full education. This past school year has been extremely difficult because of the ongoing socio-political crises in Haiti and the sudden onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. They have paralyzed a large part of our activities. We continue to operate at about 95% of our enrollment regularly. Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to meet the needs of these children and their parents.
We have five of our mentors who are finishing their classical schools and hope to attend college.
According to Quisqueya University Rector, Jacky Lumarque, there are 564 children being born in the country every day. Only 111 of them will have the chance to complete school at the elementary level, 50 at the secondary level, and only 5 will have the chance to enter university. Among these 5, four of them will have to leave Haiti to find work outside of the country. That means that out of 564 Haitians who were born in the country, only one will stay in the country in hopes of finding a job. This is why we would like to give these young people a fighting chance at a stable, sustainable life.
Alone, we know that none of this is possible. We ask that you prayerfully continue to support our mission as you feel led. We feel God’s hand in what we are doing, knowing that He is at the center of everything we do. One of our co-founders, Maillard Magloire, is an example of what sponsorship can do for the lives of these young people. His life’s mission is to help others be the change they want to see in the world, and more importantly, his country of Haiti. Without a sponsorship, Maillard could not have attended school, gone to university, and later become the co-founder of CVC.
According to the new Minister of Education in Haiti, August 17th will be the start of the new school year. CVC plans to reopen on September 2nd. We are anxious and excited to see what God has in store for us this year and in the lives of the children. As always, we covet your prayers and thank you for all that you do to help make CVC possible.
The CVC Team