Welcome back, friends! ITIAH Bulletin newsletter has resumed from its summer vacation hiatus. As we celebrate ITIAH Angels for Learning’s (IAFL) third anniversary this week, which took place September 14, we are deeply saddened by what Haiti has recently experienced with the assassination of President Jovenel Moise and a second horrific earthquake.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. We can learn a lot about their great resilience in the face of peril. Nevertheless, we quickly mobilized to show our support. The community came together to help us raise enough money to provide food and clean water to about 200 families impacted by the earthquake.
Our charity is dedicated now more than ever to working toward building a better future for the students at EML. This includes helping them cope with the coronavirus while aiding them in their pursuit of a high-quality education. I heard from the EML school headmaster that while they are unsure how Haitian students are doing since they were sent home after the COVID-19 outbreak, all but one of the sisters have recovered from catching the virus. We pray for her family and that the students will be able to return to school in good spirits and ready to learn.
On a happier note, we welcome our new IAFL Fellows from Rutgers University. I hope that their time with our organization will help them better understand some of the hardships children around the world face. Additionally, I hope our Fellows will use the experience and skills they gain during their time with IAFL to continue to make positive change and impact the world around them. Overall, their skills are highly valued.
Thank you to all the donors who have contributed to our charity. We recently received a donation of $20,000 from a corporate donor. With their support, we can sponsor 100 students for the 2021-2022 school year. With the continued help that we receive, we will further expand our initiatives to optimize learning in the classrooms by offering professional development to the teachers, construction of new classrooms to reduce overcrowding, initiate a borehole project to build a well, establish language, technology and a music program. This is an aggressive plan but achievable because we have our dedicated volunteers and you our donors on our side. Ultimately together we will ensure personal and professional success for EML students and youngsters in such poverty stricken communities. To make a donation, please click on this link: https://bit.ly/37ZyHiK