Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Cost of an Education
Dressed in her best white dress and church shoes with green ribbons in her hair, Jennifer Rosedaina Jean made her way to Espwa this morning. Like many children in Haiti, Jennifer's mom cannot afford to send her to school. So early this morning her mother dressed her in her very best clothes and brought her and her younger sister here to see if we could help.
Many people in Haiti are unable to pay for their children's education. We see time and again that a good education is what leads to opportunities for a child's future. Jennifer wants to go to school. So does her sister. We truly wish we could welcome them both at Espwa, but our budget doesn't allow us to take in more students. It's difficult to see child after child like Jennifer and her sister turned away from a bright future here.