Dear Friends and Supporters of HSKI,
Hi….. Since we haven’t heard from many of you in quite a while, we have made a slide show presentation to show you some of what we are encountering on the streets here in Port au Prince regarding the street kids. Things have gotten better for them but there is a long way to go. Our advocacy efforts have made some good changes and have addressed a lot of critical issues previously ignored and unknown by the public or the international community. Please take a minute to view the slide show presentation by clicking on the link below.
There are 35 boys in the home now, some of which are going to trade school. The others are hopeful of returning to school in September if funding allows or if sponsors can be obtained for them. At the moment we are in immediate desperate need of donations in any amount to help with the daily needs of the boys and to provide food for them each day.
After you see the slide show, please write to let us know your thoughts and any questions you may have. We have been able to pay for 7 boys to enter trade school this year starting 7 April. We were only able to pay the monthly fee for the first two months for each of them, so will now need a sponsor for each of them that is willing to help them with the monthly fee for the remainder of the school, or for however long they are willing to be with the boy. Personal letters from them will be sent to keep you up-to-date on their success. There are five boys left that are desperately waiting and hoping to obtain a sponsor that can help them enter trade school also. Most of the schools last from 1 to 2 years, after which the boy will obtain a state license in trade allowing him to be independant and self-supporting. This is very important for them, especially due to the fact that none of them have family other than us.
If anyone is willing to help sponsor one or more of the boys, please write me and I will send you a list of names and information about them. If anyone is interested in helping us with a one-time donation to assist in food and subsistence for the boys at the home, please either click on the link below to make a donation, or write to the address given. You can also donate through the website at www.HaitianStreetKids.com Even if you are unable to help with a donation right now or sponsor one of the boys, we would sincerely appreciate it if you could forward this message to as many friends and acquaintances as possible.
Thanks for being there and thank you for caring.
God bless you all for your compassion and concern.
Michael Brewer, RN, Pres/Founder
Haitian Street Kids, Inc.
WARNING: This slide show contains some photos depicting graphic violence and death.