The Faith of Job Garden

I have an idea.  I call it the Faith of Job Garden… My objective is to re-ignite the direct-giving program my friends and I created in 2017 and operated through 2018 to support the Guepard Boxing Club in Cité Soleil [GBCCS].  During that time, we fed upwards of 300 Haitian children, three days each week.  …

Fortuitously Serendipitous

Fortuitous and serendipitous.  Two of my favorite words.  The one, happening by chance; the other, occurring by chance in a happy or beneficial way.  Regardless of word choice, I am fortuitously and serendipitously lucky to be living in the home that found me and Mrs. tVM across the street from the Highland Manor Park when …

Guepard Boxing Club: Helping People Help Themselves

Two weeks ago, we discussed ‘the Education Triangle:’ the student, the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the teacher/school.  We noted that very few parents of the 20 children from Guepard Boxing Club who we send to school in Cité Soleil, Haiti have had formal education.  The role of the guardian under these circumstances becomes one of encouragement because …

Education: the Grading Scale

We fund the tuition and other school costs (uniforms, school supplies, etc.) for 20 Guepard Boxing Club (GBCCS) children.  The annual cost per student for the 2017/2018 school year is $250 USD, a bargain by U.S. standards, a near impossible dream by Haitian standards where the average annual per capita income is less than $500. …

Education: Path to a Better World

Eighteen months ago, Gail Rongen and I embarked on a direct giving program in Haiti.  Direct giving is risky business and it requires trust.  We accept the risk because we trust the young Haitians we work with.  Our choice is valid… Within the poverty and violence of Cité Soleil, a courageous group of young men …