Danita’s Children Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017
Graduation is one of the most important milestones in the lives of young adults. Even more so in Haiti, where 60% of children will drop out of school before the 6th grade.
Education is the key to opening doors of opportunity and creating brighter futures. It is an honor to provide quality education to each child in our school. Graduation is the recognition of hard work and the celebration of exciting new adventures ahead.
Each of these students has faced unimaginable hardships during their lives. The loss of a parent, a tragic accident or being uprooted because of a natural disaster could have easily prevented any of them from finishing their education. In spite of all difficulties, each of them pressed on and completed what they set out to do.
On August 27, hundreds gathered together for the momentous occasion. Family and friends watched as 13 young men and women marched down the aisle and proudly received their diplomas.
Throughout the years, many staff, teachers and sponsors have poured into the lives of these students. The generosity and encouragement of family and friends have shaped their futures and helped them to become the amazing young adults they are today.
The ceremony was filled with speeches of encouragement, a slideshow that showed pictures of them throughout the years, and in true Haitian fashion we had lots of food, music and dancing.
The next chapter will be filled with new experiences, new challenges and lots of excitement as our graduates move to Port-au-Prince to attend university.
Thank you for joining this ministry in the mission to rescue, love and care for children in Haiti. The kids are the heart of what we do but the people who surround us with support are the hands and feet who make it all possible.