My name Jameson Lauture, and I am 13 year old. I am going to a small elementary school and I am in the 6th grade.
I was born in Lavial, a very small and poor village around La Vallee de Jacmel. The hurricanes uprooted the trees in our neighborhood and also destroyed our crops. My dad is a farmer in an area where it does not rain very much. As a result, our income is very low, and we can barely survive. I am afraid that I will be forced to drop out of school because my dad can’t afford to pay the tuition. Every day, I dream about finding a way to not worry about paying my tuition. Otherwise my goal to be an engineer one day will never come true.
18 MAY 2010Below is an excerpt from La Vallee Alliance's most recent newsletter. If you are interested in contributing to their sports uniforms/school supplies drive and/or their school kitchen project, please visit the La Vallee Alliance website here . -- Dear Friends of LaVallee Alliance, Thank you again for your interest and support of our efforts to help the people of LaVallee de Jacmel, Haiti. As you can see from the note from Florine, your donations are making a real difference in the lives of LaVallee students. We have several new projects underway to tell you about! We are excited to be planning our trip to Haiti, scheduled for the second week of June. We have been meeting with key members of the NGO community here in D.C. involved in the Haitian relief efforts and plan to meet with their counterparts in Port au Prince. We hope to partner with these larger organizations, draw attention to our mountainous rural community, and learn from their expertise as we plan our future programs...
12 MAY 2010Givology recently received the following note from Jameson, forwarded to us by the La Vallee Alliance, our partner in Haiti. Please message Jameson back to show your continued support! -- I want to thank you because I can finally go back to school. I have always been worried about my tuition and about missing my classes because I was scared that my dad wouldn’t find the money. Thanks to you I can now stop worrying and focus on my school work. I wish I could do more to show you my gratitude. May God bless you! --
14 APR 2010La Vallee recently provided the following update on the school: --- Antonica shared with us the urgent need of getting the children back to school as quickly as possible. Thanks to all of you, much progress has already been made. Last week we wired funds collected at our event to the team in Haiti, and the next day construction began on a temporary structure to house 610 students at St. Paul’s School. Thanks to donations we have continued to receive over the past several weeks, we were able to send additional funds last week to complete this temporary school building. This means students were able to return to school last week for the first time in over three months. We hope that we can replicate this project for the numerous other schools that have been damaged in LaVallee. Here are pictures of the St. Paul’s School project, showing construction underway and the completed temporary school building. The La Vallee team The students Under construction The need continues to grow as stu...
20 MAR 2010Please click on the link below for an update from the field: LaVallee Update