Learning English as a second language is a valuable skill to have in Haiti. Being able to speak English can open the door to many job opportunities – as a translator, a teacher, for an international company, a non-profit or the government.
No one understands the benefits of learning English better than Yvenel Pierre from Luly, Haiti.
When Yvenel was in 8th grade his father passed away. His mother struggled to support him in school, but he persevered and finished high school. It was at that time he decided to learn English. This skill allowed him to work as a translator to pay his way through college. Yvenel eventually received degrees in engineering and teaching.
After his training, he decided to return to Luly where he grew up and has been pouring into the students in his village ever since. He first started through a Saturday morning Bible Club, and then through the Good Samaritan Elementary School.
Most recently – thanks to your ongoing support – World Wide Village also started partnering with Yvenel and other instructors to offer a new program that teaches English to high school students!
These types of programs are often not accessible to students in the rural areas, so this is a fantastic opportunity for the community. There are currently 74 students enrolled in the program. Students work their way through five English courses to complete this curriculum. Classes meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus all day on Saturdays.
World Wide Village is very excited to partner with Yvenel in supporting this program that can build up the students in Williamson and Luly. New skills and new jobs will not only benefit these students, but ultimately their families and their communities.
Please know how thankful we are for your support of God’s work in Haiti – fighting poverty and sharing the love of Christ. We simply couldn’t do it without you!