My name is Thuy. My favorite food is Chao (Vietnamese rice porridge). I like the color red. I do not have any brothers, but I do have one sister. I like riding a bicycle. At school I like coloring.
Born in 2001
Susan’s parents think she was born deaf. She also has a deaf sister so this is the most probable cause of her deafness. Susan started school in 2014 and has now commenced Grade 1 in 2015. She settled into school quickly and is a neat worker. Her favorite subject is English.Susan is a healthy child and has an outgoing personality and loves having deaf friends at school.
Edia is a mild and happy little girl, who isn’t prone to misbehaving in general. She gets along with the other children both in the home and at school. She was born in the Dominican Republic, but soon after her birth her mother sent her to live with her grandmother in Haiti. Edia’s grandmother loves her very much and comes to visit her at the academy often.
Aresemakidest is a cheerful girl with an infectious smile. Her father says that everyone she meets is blessed by her joyful spirit.
She enjoys drawing and watching TV. She attends deaf school and is an average student. Thanks to her involvement at TLC, she is able to attend weekly Bible
lessons and has special lessons specifically designed for the deaf students. Her father is a follower of Christ, and is thankful to God for all that TLC Childcare has done for his daughter.
Message from Ginger after meeting Aresemakidest: I met her when I visited Ethiopia. She was so beautiful and loved getting her picture made. She was so happy and smiling the whole time. I remember her and her father had dressed up just because we were coming to visit. They graciously invited us into their very humble home that had walls made of mud. I clearly remember her father saying she is a blessing to everyone she meets because she is so joyful.
New to Lance’s Deaf Orphans in 2016. Michelle has never attended school due to abject poverty at her home. Both her father and mother died when she was a new baby. She was born deaf and was being cared for by her Aunt. Her Aunt is a poor farmer can’t raise her school fees.
He is just learning sign language. This is the first time he is ever been in school. He is a very nice boy. Born May 2008.
Michael just came to school in October 2016, and is just learning sign language. His parents brought him. They didn’t even know his name as they have always just called him “bebe” meaning deaf/dumb. Parents did find his birth certificate and brought to the school.
Julgurest’s has never had school before as of 2016 and is just learning to sign. He enjoys playing soccer and likes to eat apples. He was born in 2000.
Julie’s family is from Hinche. Her mother is very young. She has five brothers and five sisters. She enjoys the Deaf children and likes to learn. She is a good student.
Lives in St. Louis-du-Nord. She was born hearing but at age 9 became severely ill and that caused her to lose her hearing.
Yolande is playful with both the other children and the adults around the house. She is very smart and is excelling in her class at school. Yolande gives hugs with reckless abandon and is not at all bashful.
Yolande is one of six deaf siblings from a home in Saint Michel, Haiti. Both of her parents are deaf as well. Her father is a gardener and her mother works for the Haiti Deaf Academy as a care-taker.
Lives in the mountains about 2 hours away from the school. He just started attending school this year. Evans has vision problems in additions to his deafness.
Date of Birth: 2007 (details inknown)
Deafness: Martin was born deaf but the reason for his deafness is
School level: Martin was enrolled at this school in February 2015 and
is in Nursery School.
Progress: Martin is settling into school quite well and is learning the
basic skills and Kenyan Sign Language.
Favourite Activity: Martin enjoys playing games with his new deaf
Family Details: Martin’s father is deceased and his mother cares for
him; but she has no employment. They live in the
Rachuony district. He needs a kind sponsor to support
him at school.
Birth Date: 8/13/2009
Kervens is incredibly sweet and friendly. He is a curious little boy who has proven him self eager to learn since his first days with us.
Kervens is from a neighborhood called Duclos in Cabaret, Haiti where his stepfather and mother live. His mother says that Kervens’ father abandoned him because of his deafness. Kervens has an older brother and an older and younger sister. A friend of one of our staff informed Kervens’ mother about our academy a few months ago. Realizing his need for an education, she brought him to live with us and attend our school.
Jashly was born deaf. She started school in 2014 and has settled into school and is progressing in her learning. Jashly will contnuing Kindergarten startng in June 2015. Her favourite subject is Maths and she enjoys drawing. Jashly likes to play hide and seek in the playground with her deaf friends. Jashly has no brothers or sisters.
School: Immanuel Chrisan School For The Deaf, Kenya
School Level: Velma commenced Preparatory
grade in 2015.
Progress: Velma started school in 2013 and settled into school well. She
completed Kindergarten in 2014 and is making good progress
in all subjects.
Favourite Subject: Velma’s favourite subject is Kenyan Sign Language.
General Health: Velma also has a hernia, but she is a happy girl with an
outgoing character. She likes playing with her deaf friends at
Family Information: Velma comes from a poor family.
He is a joyful and affectionate boy who is able to withstand even the roughest horseplay. His small size does not hold him back!
Patrick was dropped off by his mother in an extremely malnourished state. He has been at our partner for over a year, but has only been visited a few times by his family. Because he was so malnourished for so long, Patrick is very small for his age and is often mistaken for a five year old instead of his age of ten.
Louidena is very small and slender, with a spunky personality. She loves jumping rope and playing with the other young girls living in the house.
Louidena came from Arcahaie, a town in Haiti that is near Cabaret. Her mother works selling charcoal, commuting to and from a nearby island, La Gonave. Louidena has 2 brothers, but is her mother’s only daughter. She had no other options for education, which is why she was enrolled in the deaf school and began living at our home.
Kerrine is a very silly and animated little girl who loves playing with the other girls, stuffed animals and giving hugs with a running start.
Kerrine is from an extremely poor family in Sources Matelas. Her dad has chosen not to take responsibility for her, but she is well loved and cared for by her grandmother. We asked her mother to visit more often, but she claimed she can’t since she does not have anything to bring her daughter when she comes.
Micheline is one of six deaf siblings from a home in Saint Michel, Haiti. Both of her parents are deaf as well. She is currently the youngest and newest child at the academy. Micheline is incredibly curious and just as affectionate as her brother and sisters. She fits in well with the other deaf children and is taken care of as the baby of the home.
Darlia is a very smart, independent little girl. She loves to play games and jump rope. She has gorgeous blue eyes which is not common in Haiti. She is loved by the other children very much.
Tai didn’t know any words or numbers before coming to New Beginnings. He is happier and more flexible now, learning new skills and hygiene. Tai lives with his grandmother, who farms the land. She hopes to raise pigs to improve their income. Tai likes taking photographs and filming. He is very glad to be in school.
Vi is a lovely and friendly girl. She has a weak leg, and sometimes has fever. She cannot hear, talk or control urination. She has never been to school before, so she is slow, but progressing. Her father is a farmer and plumber. Her walking and balance are improving through therapy. Vi likes cartoons and comics.
Vi is healthy and likes to draw. Before New Beginnings, he could only count to ten, but now he is learning to add and subtract. He often has to be reminded not to shout. Vi lives with his grandparents. They are farmers who also cut wood to make enough to live. Vi’s father visits him once a year, but his mother does not ever come to see him.
Kieu is healthy but often gets nosebleeds. She is clever and lovely, and she loves to draw. She had no previous education, and is now learning writing, math and character. Kieu’s father is a farmer and builder. Often they do not have enough rice. Kieu has trouble memorizing, but she is improving.
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Meet Rolf. Rolf is a sweet, young boy!
Born in 2008
Born in 2005
Lives in the mountains. Has about a 1 hour walk to school each morning. He enjoys playing soccer and his mom sells mangoes at the market.
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PERSONALITY: He is always smiling.
INTERESTS: Javaughn loves arts and crafts.
ABILITIES: He is able to draw very well.
PERSONALITY: Kemona is a quiet child who likes to play with her peers.
INTERESTS: Likes to play and draw. Her favorite color is purple and she loves playing with dolls.
ABILITIES: Kemona has just started learning sign language and shows a great gift for it. Kindergarten
Very sweet girl. Knows the alphabet, colors, likes markers and drawing with them.