juily 2, 2011- last thursday was Children Jeanton school turn to get special gift money from their sponsor in Sweden. Parents and children were invited to get money envelop that most sponsors sent to their kids for anniversary present, majority  children said that they are going to buy an animal like a cow, goat, pig or chicken to raise to produce babies. When offspring  getting big it  will sold, to make money foremergency needs but the mother will be kept to make more babies.  parents join to their children to send greetings and thanks to all sponsors for the special gifts so well appreciated.
tony

 May 29th- Daniel is haiti to make school benches to equip new school building that star of hope is reconstructing in Hesse and Dano communities. He is for one month to make 80 benches, he has already made 21 benches, he has 69 more to make before June 21rst.  think of Daniel in your prayer to help him reaching  his goal in the benefit of children children education that Star of hope is supporting  in Haiti. 
tony

My good friends and co-workers, Naomie Beaujour and Myrtha Dor from Star of Hope Haiti spoke last week to womens' groups in Kansas. According to my wife they did a fantastic job of describing Haiti.

Myrtha concentrated on the Sewing project where she is the teacher and how it impacts the lives of the young students. Naomie shared her testimony on how she decided to remain in Haiti after the earthquake.

 

             June 28,2011: Star of hope paid out last week  huge amount of special gift money to many sponsored kids from Dano, Rigaud, Boyer, Jeanton, Marigot, Hesse, liancourt , B.Negresse and Carrefour orphanage. Summer break is good time to give money gift to the kids, it will be very useful to have a wonderful 2months summer break. Most kids will invest their money in buying animals like pig, goat, cow and chicken to raise to make more money in the future for emergency needs in the family. Some kids will spend their money in food, drinks, candy and clothing and shoe, another group will spend the money in entertainment to have fun summer time; football, beaches, summer camp, visiting friends and relatives, bathing in the river, fishing, program club, games, etc…   the last group will give the money to the parents for daily need like food, medicines, and farming.

So you can imagine how happy are children who received special gift money from their sponsors in the last day in school to go in summer break. To make sure that everyone get their money, star of hope assist to all special gift money distribution in each school and we take picture of each individual kids with one of the parents together. This  week is scheduled to visit all star of hope school project to assist special gift money distribution to the kids.

We have been to Rigaud school today to distribute money gift envelop to 71 children. The picture in attach is one the group pictures that was taken in Rigaud today. Tomorrow we are going to Dano to make sure that special gift money envelop is given to the right kids, we are also planning to inspect Dano school construction.

For this year we are planning to make two more important special gift money distributions: one is in October so kids and parents  can get some extra money to help them pay for books, uniform, school supplies and  new school year school fees, the last distribution will be in December for Christmas. 

Children sent special thank to all sponsor for a wonderful summer time. May God bless you all!

Tony

 May 29th- Daniel from kansas star team is in  Haiti for n time to help Star of hope making school benches for Hesse and Dano school . Today Daniel has the opportunity to visite Sherlande, the girl that he is supporting in Children Home orphanage in carrefour. He brought gift to sherlande and other children. Daniel and Sherlande were very happy to see each another.  
tony

February 23 Parents children in Boyer  are very excited to see the water project under construction. School staff specialy the cooks can not wait to see the completion of the water project because to feed the kids they uses to walk 2 km away to get water . Whintin two months water will be available in the school for the kids to drink safe water and in the kitchen for the feeding. Star of Hope is building a catchement water system that will be completed in April. The reservoir that is part of the construction is big enough to keep 38,000 gallons of water. The construction work has satrted since 2 weeks ago, the reservoir is made of concrete.  Today I visited the construction site, I observed 10 people pouring concrete to build  the footing and on the base  of the reservoir. next week may be they wall will be built up.  It is to tell you that the construction work is progressing and soon water will be available in Boyer school in the benefit of 500 kids that attends boyer schools and the community. on behafl of the direct beneficiaries I would like to thank all Star of Hope donnors specialy donnors, schools and groups  in US, Sweden, Danmark, Findlande that gave money to  build Boyer school water project.  
Tony
  


 

the three laureates of Boyer sewing project promotion 2011 are Emilode in the midle , Magalie in the right and Edeline in the left. Emilode, the first laureate is 18 years old are received a prime of 7500 gdes> he has talent and very creative in making ladies dress. He will hired to be teacher of the next promotion sewing class in Boyer that will began next October. Every body like the three dresses he made for the graduation exam.  
tony 

 

I am so very excited about our StarTeams. The people that have been a part of a group that goes into an uncomfortable cultural situation find they are changed forever. The excitement that the StarTeam members share when they return from a place like Jeanton, Haiti is real.

Never been on a short term mission/work trip?  It isn't too late. Check out the StarTeam links on our website and then make the choice - join us on an upcoming trip.

You won't be disappointed.

Dec 7th, 2010
Star of hope starts the first goats and chicken Christmas gifts distribution to day in Hesse. We will continue with the distribution until 15 of December  in all star of hope priority schools. Today we distribute 28  new goats and 4 pay it forward goats to a total of 32 children selected from drawing lot. Parents came with children to receive their Christmas gifts with joy and hope to raise the goats or the chicken not like a peat but like a saving activity to make money for emergency. Parents and children beneficiaries  send thanks  And wish Merry Christmas to all soh donors for  this great  Christmas present


June 26,2011 - Promotion 2010-2011 of Boyer sewing class are graduated today, Sunday June 26, 2011.  31 young ladies and 2 young men got their diploma in presence of parents, friends  in Boyer. The 33 graduate students wear dress that they made as graduation final exam  to file past the graduation room  for appreciation of the 150 guests of the ceremony.

All the dresses were nice and well made. It took them 9 months to learn sewing as a profession. From today they are ready to be in business to find a job or to open their own business.

The first  laureate is one of the two  boys and his name is Emilode  Lafalaise, the second laureate is Magalie Pierre and the third one is Edeline Fleurinor. 

The ceremony started at 10:30 Am to end  around one o’clock. It was a rich and long graduation ceremony with speeches, diploma, dance,  sings, pictures, etc…   

Linda from Star of hope America was present; she comes in Haiti just to take part to the graduation. She has been involved to make Boyer sewing project a reality.  From the beginning to the end she was making funds-raising, collecting materials to support sewing class. Her constant effort and commitment to make it a successful project is priceless.  She helped to design diploma, to make books, to print picture and documents for the sewing project. It is time to thank all star of hope donors that have given contribution to support this project in the benefits of ladies and boys that are graduated today. Without Donors in US and in Sweden the sewing class will not be possible. Thank you again to you all!   

tony

May 13th, 2011

Tomorrow, May 14th ,2011 is considered as a great for Haitian people with the investiture of Joseph Michel Martelly as new president of Haiti.  As  Catholic is the official region,  more than 80%  catholic believers, a tedium mass will  take place in front of broken palace yard under a tent built for this circumstance. Usually official mass is given in the cathedral of Port-au-Prince by the Cardinal but as the cathedral is collapsed by the last year earthquake, the religious ceremony will take place on the front yard of the palace where the new president will pronounce the first official speech to the nation. In the investiture agenda it is also scheduled for the president to sworn in front of the senate and chamber of deputies. Majority has yes on the music star as new president to bring change to Haiti to be a better place to live. Since the beginning of the week many people are cleaning streets in port-au-prince to well come the 56th president to take over the power for a last chance. Many hundreds of people are expected in front of palace to assist the ceremony and to support the new president as the last hope for Haiti. I will be there to wash and  to take some pictures, I will keep posted when I come back.

Tony  

 

December 1st, 2010
Eric from Sweden and Clayton from Brazil are in Haiti, they visited Boyer school today to meet the 500 children that attend this school, Eric  has the opportunity to serve first grader children food in their class-room. Children filled much honored to have a Swedish gentleman to serve them food. Children and visitors have good time together


june 13, 2011
star team 5 left Haiti on June 10th back home with great satisfactory: they accomplished lot of good  work during their stay of 8 days: celebrating wedding, preaching  gospel, establishing great relationship with children of the orphanage and school of Boyer, assembly work of 59 school benches, 140 chairs and 40 tables in less than 8 days. 
They are very productive team work, they are the 5th team group that come in Haiti to support star of hope work in Haiti: they participate in many mission work for Star of hope like construction, psycho- recovery activities, education and bible program, class-room decoration, and painting, game activities with children, etc... The impact of those works are very positive in the life of thousands children and parents that are benefiting star of hope development work in Haiti.  on behalf of all beneficiaries of those, star of hope Haiti staff thank heartily all those who have been in mission work in Haiti to help and support Haitian people through star of hope.   
tony

7/05/2011:
Today is a day of joy and satisfactory  to see the water purification machine has been installed in Rigaud School that is one of the 11 villages that Star of hope has development cooperation work. The machine has been given to Star of hope last December by Gustaff, a young Swedish guy, in order to provide good drinking water to people in need in Haiti. It was taking time to find funds to build the water kiosk to install machine and pipe. The construction of this water kiosk had started two months ago, the kiosk of 20 feet high and 7 feet width is made of cement bloc walls and wood and tin roof. The construction cost more than $10,000.00  included all installations pipe, electric and supplies and water purification machine.  Today is inauguration day of the drinking water project, more than 700 people were present to the inaugural ceremony, children of the school and parents are the first beneficiaries of the drinking water so they are the most thankful to all donors that give contribution of money and materials to make this project possible in the community of Rigaud that was in great need of safe drinking waterfor not getting infected by cholera disease that already killed more than 5000 people in Haiti. children and parents had a opportunity to drink the purified water for the first time today during the inauguration ceremony and many people in the community came today to full gallons and bucket of  purified water in the kiosk to go home to drink. Thank you again to all donors for assistance of all kind  to provide safe water to the population in Rigaud.       


December 1st, 2010

Boyer sewing school is on 9th week training, today  all recipients were present and show same hunger and willing to learn more and more. Today they are starting the 6th model skirt and return the 5th that is  last week home work. Myrtha check all homework, for any small imperfection she asks the student to fix it to pass the test for each skirt. They are pride to show all the 5 models skirt to Myrtha to check that they had made since the course has begun. They are working with small  scale to make small forma so they don't waste fabric to practice but they can make skirt of all size. According to the sewing course program, Myrtha has to teach them to make 7 models skirt before starting making blouse then dress and pants. tony


June 9th 2011: Star of team of 15 people coming from Kansas to visit Haiti for mission work through star of hope projects in haiti has been already acomplished lot of good work since they arrived june 3th. They have been to boyer to celebrate Ives and Marie Culeuse wedding with the local Pastor Lesconte. They have bible class studies  with children and adults in boyer, they served food in wedding reception to people, they painted the new dining hall, they distributed gifts and books to the kids in boyer. they plaid video of jesus film for people in boyer, they plaid frisbee, football and game with boyer school kids. They comeback from boyer last night to PAP to help star of hope making benches for children in Hesse and Dano school. Only today they have already asseembled 140 preschool chairs, 40 tables and 19 school benches. they will continue tomorrow making more benches. it is a very productive team and will have lot of work done before they go back to US next Saturday.    Be part of Star of hope can make lot of difference in children life in haiti and can bring you  joy for the rest of your life.  
tony

It is mango season in haiti, haiti grows many varieties of mangoes. Mangoes in haiti are delicious and very sweet, haitian like mango a lot. Mangoes are selling every where in the country. In each street corner in PAP as well as in Countryside you find  mango in sale. I grow lot of mangoes home, so it become a tradition to bring truck of mangoes to the kids in children home orphanage (HA16). TodayDennis and I have been to the orphanage to deliver many hundreds mangoes to 150 children living in that orphanage. we drove star of hope pick up truck full of mangoes and we watched children eating lot of mangoes. it was a pleasure to see how they enjoy eating mangoes, to have an idea look picture in attach.   

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 June 2,2011- Daniel is hero of the year in Star of hope mission work in Haiti. He is always available to help when it comes to accomplish humanitarian and evangelical work in Haiti. In less than a year after the earthquake he is in his 4th mission work trip to Haiti to help Star of Star of hope help other in great needs of psycho-recovery, evangelization and reconstruction team work. This time he come alone to continue making nice benches to equip star of hope schools that were collapsed by the earthquake in the benefit of 600 children in Dano school and 450 kids in Hesse school.  He is very professional in making nice chairs and school benches. He uses professional skill to clue, to nail, to cut wood to make school furniture.  He arrived last week may 21st and he has already made 38 benches. He is in Haiti this time to make at least 80 benches and 140 preschool chairs.

Star team of 15 people from Kansas arrive tomorrow to help in making school furniture and to organize and celebrate church wedding service  of  Mr. Yves and Marie Culeuse that are recently repented and accept Jesus in their life.  Mr Ives was a voodoo priest was practicing voodoo with whole family.  Pastor Tracy from Kansas and local Pastor Lesconte will marry the couple in the Pentecostal Church in Boyer Haiti on June 5th 2011. your prayer is important.
tony

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