One year ago, I had the privilege of going to Haiti for the first time, and as I go back and read my posts it feels like a lifetime ago.
Maybe it really was a lifetime ago?
It was a lifetime when the orphans under the care of Pastor Gaétan Alcégaire went to school in tents hoping it wouldn't rain. These children had been so through much since the earthquake, but their dedication to having a future was a contagious hope.
Through a pair of bad brakes and a series of events that only God could orchestrate Help One Now launched our first ever LEGACY PROJECT…an end of year giving campaign for lasting impact and long-term community development.
The 2012 Legacy Project was a pivotal moment in the Help One Now story. In short—with the help of some amazing bloggers, dedicated church partners, generous people, and Pure Charity—we raised over $200,000 to build a school in Port Au Prince, Haiti at Yahve Shamma Children’s Home.
Where a tent-like structure of tarp and poles once stood, an impressive building now stands. Where volunteer teachers and 150 kids once met subject to the elements, over 300 students and 17 certified teachers now meet in a safe learning environment.
Education is the foundation for the development of a society, without it we cannot think of a better future. A good school is necessary to educate our children, instill moral values, and make sure they have a bright future. This is our hope.
– Pastor Gaétan Alcégaire, Headmaster of Williamson Adrien Academy