Merry Christmas wonderful friends and families! All the very best for a New Year filled with joy, peace and love throughout 2022!
At this time we always love to share our heartfelt gratitude for all of the ways you have blessed so many, through Frontier Projects Haiti.
We simply couldn't do it without you, so THANK YOU!
The gift of your partnership and support continues to enable Frontier Projects Haiti to radically change the lives of hundreds of sponsor students, children and their families. After the earthquake this year, so many of you gave again! We were blown away by your generosity and care. From the bottom of our grateful hearts we thank you.
We would like to acknowledge and share with you efforts from the staff on the ground in Haiti - our partner NGO - Light For Living International Ministries (LIFLIM). The resilience and joy shown by our precious leaders in Haiti - often against seemingly insurmountable odds - is constantly inspirational! Intuitive wise decisions by our Haitian staff Reginald & Johanne Celestin (Directors) and Yndjy Belval (our Social Worker) allowed all our Programs to continue safely. Regg, Johanne and Yndjy have shown resourcefulness and initiative to safely navigate the way through many challenges, including a natural disaster with the 7.2 magnitude earthquake near Les Cayes, political devastation and gross instability, and of course the Covid-19 pandemic. They have overcome lack of basic resources and acute food shortages, skyrocketing prices for goods and fuel, to continue to provide your food parcels, often personally delivered to the families, to ensure safety. Incredible!
What's been happening in 2021…
Bouvier Mountain School is continuing to flourish with 140 students and 8 full time teachers. Bouvier School welcomed three new dedicated teachers this year. Shelove Millien, Dieufort Volcy, and Smith Juste. To support the teachers, a Haitian School Supervisor and Trainer - Mr Germeil also joined the team! He has been employed to tailor specialised teacher development training and provide professional supervision for the teachers.
iNSPIRED EDUCATION - https://i-edu.com.au/kshare/ based in Queensland- through CEO Rashan Senanayake, has shared his passion for education by partnering with FPH to sponsor multiple children for their educational needs in Haiti. Thank you, Rashan! 28 students have so far been sponsored for the whole school year! Check out our partnership video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDdCXh5hid0 & read more at: https://www.frontierprojects.org/kshare.html
Significant renovations works to the school building have been undertaken this year. This should ensure a sturdy safe building for time to come.
Love Community Home (LCH) has been blessed to gain the support of Hatchlings Early Learning Centre, a Brisbane-based childcare centre: https://hatchlings.com.au This support will increase the level of educational opportunities for our 9 LCH children! Thank you, Hatchlings! No words can share our gratitude! Johanne and Yndjy continue to visit the children for reading, speaking and literacy assessments, and of course connection.
The LC building also needed some repairs and renovations. These renovations will be ongoing.
Love Family Homes Program (LFH)
Schooling for the new school year is underway with Johanne and Yndjy supporting the children in their chosen schools.
The sponsored monthly food parcel collections are a wonderful time for connection with the children and their families. Lots of fun can be had and the children get to share their knowledge and talents with the staff and other children. Given the year Haiti has had, at times our wonderful staff modified ways of delivering the food packages amid great civil unrest and food shortages.
Despite the challenges we have had great joy. We have had the pleasure of graduating three young adults out of the program. These young adults have found employment to become self sufficient. We are so proud of them and hope they may return to share their inspirational stories to the younger LFH children in the years to come. We have also welcomed in new sponsor children to provide support to them and their families!
Libellule Training Academy (LTA) continues to transform lives. After seeing a need, we are launching a new program Income Generating Activity Course for the older LFH youth in 2022. We anticipate courses in sewing, cooking, and ESL will be offered also in 2022. None of this could be possible with out the support of Ben and Jas Adams and the team at FROM ZION - an online, ethical clothing company that give to LTA with every purchase through their company: https://www.fromzion.com/pages/helping-haiti
We have developed a FPH calendar to sum up what we do and to bring you joy!
Our incredible 2022 Calendars arrived on Christmas Eve!! Filled with smiles, love and photos from all our Haiti programs as well as inspirational quotes from our Ambassador Michael Crossland! Every calendar purchased brings hope and can feed a family for a week! With love from us all… They are only $20aud (plus postage if needed) and are available on our website HERE. https://www.frontierprojects.org/2022calendar.html
This is a way you can feel close and connected to FPH all year round!
And EVERY CENT GETS SENT
GET ONE HERE. https://www.frontierprojects.org/2022calendar.html
Just some of the calendar pages are shown below...
Through building great relationships and partnerships we continue to be able to do what we do - despite not being able to take teams to Haiti in person - which breaks our hearts. Connection and relationship is something we believe is so vital.
We invite you to get to know your sponsor child and build a relationship. When you write, we translate your words to French and ensure they receive this. When they write back, they write in French and we translate to English. Jump on email with your family get to know each other!
Tips on communicating: keep it simple, share your true family blessings. Share a digital photo of yourself and your family if you like.
*Please understand this is a process and any reply won’t be a quick turn around.
We are looking forward to another year of achieving great things with your incredible support.
We wish you a beautiful Christmas and a happy and blessed New Year! And we wish you and your loved ones, a 2022 filled with joy and peace.
Love Cheryl and John Ward and the entire FPH team xxx