Each of the 50 girls at the orphanage including Vanessa, Rose and Sandia, brings with her painful memories whether the loss of parents, the pain of abandonment, the scourge of malnutrition, or the lack of access to medical care. Click here to read their stories.
PHC primarily supports the education, nutrition and health care of the 50 girls including 36 who are students at the primary school managed by the Sisters, 14 who are secondary school students, and the first girl from the orphanage to attend a university.
Now, the girls feel secure and valued in the nurturing environment provided by the Sisters. They receive the transformative gift of education as well as nutrition, health care, guidance and mentoring.
Half of PHC’s support to the orphanage is for various aspects of the girl’s education:
- Scholarship to secondary schools for those who have successfully completed elementary school. Fourteen girls presently attend secondary schools. We are also committed to provide scholarships to successful and motivated secondary school graduates. The first orphan who successfully completed her secondary studies is now a second year student in the four year Nursing Program at University Notre Dame of Haiti.
- The hiring of an academic supervisor/social worker to provide guidance on academic matters and be a mentor to the girls on both personal and career issues.
- In 2014, offering of a computer literacy course to 7 secondary school students. Tania, who took advantage of the course wrote, “I am very proud to be able to operate a computer and even to do research on the internet.”