A Different Perspective
Every summer, HCO interns gain knowledge and perspective as they immerse themselves into a new and wonderful culture. Haiti has a vibrant culture and those who get the opportunity to taste, touch, smell, see, and hear it are blessed. During his time in Haiti, intern Blaine Hoxworth, who is studying Early Childhood and Special Education at Muskingum University, has had the opportunity to spend time in the classroom of many of our Emmanuel Christian Schools talking with our amazing teachers.
“As a future educator for elementary school, I thought it was great to be able to go into these schools and do these interviews. We take for granted the nice air-conditioned schools that we have in the States. The schools here were pretty warm inside but that didn’t seem to faze the students. They were eager to learn and excited to be there! I also loved seeing how dedicated the teachers were to their jobs and how much they loved the students. Teachers like those are the ones who make a difference in their communities and they inspire me to be one of these teachers as well!” – Blaine
Teachers like Juline Lartigue who has been teaching preschool at Emmanuel Christian School in Peredo for five years. Juline’s favorite part of class is singing with her students.
Polymene Sindia also teaches preschool in Peredo and when asked what her favorite part of teaching was she simply said, “tout bagay!” which means “everything.” She loves teaching her students.
Quiche Jean Baptiste was a first year teacher at Emmanuel Christian School in Kapotyer. He said he loved seeing his 3rd grade students learn this year. “I loved being able to teach them with the knowledge I have gained.”
Educated children are the future of Haiti and we praise God for the more than 1,600 students that were educated in one of our six Emmanuel Christian Schools this past year. We also look ahead to the future with excitement as God continues to provide resources like gifted teachers who are dedicated to their students and students who have a passion to learn. If you would like to help more students receive an education visit our website to learn more about Child Sponsorship!
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