Some might call it progress, a six year old boy from Haiti asks about your hard earned dollars. How to put this into perspective, well of all the UN nations on the LDC list or the least developed country list Haiti is the only one in the western hemisphere. (For more information see UN-OHRLLS). In all of North and South America, only Haiti is on the UN economic blacklist. There is a whole science devoted to defining different levels of poor and that might be a good thing but it does not relay the message in a way that is easy to grasp. My take on it is Haiti is dirt poor and yes, they have been for a long time. However, we are making a difference. We are producing graduates better armed for life with their education in mind and Christ in heart.
Star of Hope has been working in Haiti for many years and we have seen some things that looked like dictatorial hatred and we have seen some things that looked like a new economic beginning as well as signals of a new spirit in the country that one might even say looked like a new country wide developmental progress.
This question from Jules is for us an eye opener. Six year olds should b thinking about play and discovery. But Jules is thinking way outside the box. Star of Hope works a great deal with education and spiritual development, it is nice to know that the economic thinking has not eluded the youngest as this video clearly shows.
Jules attends a Star of Hope School in Haiti.