We teamed up with the amazing Pere Cicco to distribute school supplies to 250 of
the most vulnerable children and youth in Kenscoff. I chose this photo of these young men rather than the photos with all the beautiful young students because I wanted to honor these young men for staying in school. For committing to their future. The easiest path and probably the hardest decision in their lives right now is whether to join the workforce to help support their families. This is what most students do. I don't like to touch on whats broken to often instead I prefer to celebrate whats working but for a moment, If I may will touch lightly on the challenges that face these young men. The live in very rural communities, farming communities. To leave their father in the fields in the early morning and to depart from their mother fetching water, doing laundry, watching their siblings is just how every morning starts. The average sixth grader in haiti is 16 years old. This is because families cannot afford to send all their children to school at once. Instead they send one or two children at a time which means students lose a year of education between a year of education. There is so many more challenges for a student to make it through a complete education and I commend these young men for their courage.