Chantale
University of the Renaissance
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering - Fully Funded!

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Fully funded!

Chantale
University of the Renaissance
Computer Engineering - Fully Funded!

Chantale lost both of her parents when she was a young girl living near Port-au-Prince. She then lived with her sister for several years before moving to Jeremie to live with her aunt in 2015. Today, she still lives with her aunt and cousins in Jeremie, and she is doing the best she can to create a better life for herself and her family in spite of the obstacles that she has faced. Determined to get a university education, she’s been teaching 1st grade at a local school in the mornings and taking college classes in the afternoons. She managed to make it through her first two years of college, but she didn’t have the means to continue until she entered the Thrive Ansanm program. Now, she knows that her education is covered, and she can focus her attention on her work and her studies.

Majoring in computer engineering, when she graduates she plans to pursue freelance work as a web designer if she is unable to find a salaried position in Haiti’s economy. As Haiti continues to advance technologically, she hopes there will be increasing demand for such services. A motivated young woman who cares about the future of her country, she says, “If tomorrow Lord willing Haiti should change, we will need professionals and intellectuals. Not just anyone can manage the country. It’s the young people who will step in. But the most important thing is, despite the current situation, we must believe, work hard, and study.”

Age: 24

Location: Jérémie

School: University of the Renaissance

Concentration: Computer Engineering

Class/grade: University, Year 4

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Education

Education is an essential step toward overcoming poverty. Yet most families struggle to afford to send their kids to school. When a student is supported through Thrive Ansanm, we cover the cost of their tuition, books, uniforms, food, and transportation, so they can stay in school and excel.

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Mentoring

The support of a caring mentor can make all the difference. Our mentors truly care about the students, and they provide much-needed guidance and support. This is especially important for young people living in poverty because often their parents never received an education themselves.

Resources

Resources are the tools that are needed to succeed. In Haiti, most people don’t have access to consistent electricity, and they live in inadequate housing conditions. At our resource center, students can study, connect with their mentors, and access computers and internet.

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Where does your money go?

School Costs

When you support a student, we commit to keeping that student in school. This means that we cover the student’s tuition and help with other necessities such as books, uniforms, food, and transportation.

Programs

Once the student’s school costs are covered, we invest the majority of the remaining money in our programs. This includes staff/mentor wages, resource center rent, student activities, and other such essential program expenses.

Fundraising / Administration

We reserve a small portion of the money you donate toward a student to help with our fundraising efforts, keep the lights on, and make sure our program is running smoothly.