Roselene Duclaire, St. Jean Baptiste School, Savanette, Haiti  

Roselene hope story is about a young girl at St. Jean Baptiste School in Savanette, Haiti. She started at SJBS when she was 7. She performed well and is now in sixth grade. Her favourite subject is math, and she dreams of one day becoming an engineer. She wants to build a house; she currently lives with five family members in her thatched-roof home that was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 (as shown in the photo).  

Always willing to help, she brings water for her family and does her chores. Education is important to her and she always does her homework. Beyond this, she cares for the goat that she received from the St. Jean Baptiste School goat program (the goat program offers orphans and poor families a chance to improve their finances). 

Her life is not easy, as she and her household struggle to eat and maintain their shelter. However, Roselene has a cheerful smile and great optimism for her future. The education, daily meal, and goat that she receives from St. Jean Baptiste Savanette has given her the chance to improve her family’s finances and to dream of a bright future as an engineer.