Celebrating a different kind of graduation

I received notice yesterday about the two children I sponsor in the COBOCOL Area Development Program or ADP in Haiti. I have been sponsoring Obenky for 10 years now, and I have been sponsoring Lukenson for 7 years. What an honour it has been to be a part of their lives, and what a pleasure to make a difference in the lives of these now young men and their families. It has been a special privilege for me, as I had the opportunity to meet both Obenky and Lukenson in person, as well as the chance to meet their family members. It is wonderful to see how they have grown and matured over the years.

The notice I received was to tell me that I will no longer be sponsoring Obenky and Lukenson. Their community has reached the end of their journey towards self sufficiency, and is “graduating”. I will miss being a part of their lives, but I take comfort in knowing that they and their community have made a great start towards a better future.

But there was more! The notice also showed me two new children I could sponsor in the new ADP called Morne Pelee in the north of Haiti. I look forward to welcoming Aleandro and Joventz into my life. These two boys are young, both born in 2017. I can look forward to sponsoring them for many years to come. I hope that one day I can meet them in person as well.

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