Bonjour Tout Moun,
Or in English, hi everybody!
My name is Megan Manning, and I am the Web & Graphics Design Manager at Cireson. This July, I was lucky to have the incredible privilege of travelling to Haiti with my home church, Journey Community Church of La Mesa – San Diego, and have been asked to share my experience for our blog as we are a charitable organization.
As you may know, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – over half the population lives on $2 a day. The 2010 7.0 earthquake claimed over 230,000 lives, left 3 million harmed, and led the country to an 80% poverty rate.
It is a country in desperate need of aide, both physically and spiritually – and the children of Haiti are particularly vulnerable. 50% of children do not attend school. 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade. 60% will abandon school before sixth grade.
In partnership with an organization called Gabriel’s Promise, volunteers from my home church put on 3 weeks of Summer Fun Camps…