Junie-Anna, 'Tama'Age 11
Tama is patient, caring, and not afraid to dream! Inspired by a class assignment in which the verb “be” was to be used in a sentence, she revealed that she hopes to become a teacher because she says that she wants to help children learn. Many of the other children at the mission have been encouraged by Tama’s future aspirations, and her passion has inspired many of them to re-envision their own futures.
The goal of the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Haitian children who do not have one. Children are cared for medically, nutritionally, educationally and spiritually. They are taught in both French and English, with a goal of achieving at least a high school diploma. Christian prayer and guidelines are a part of their daily life, as is a sense of giving back to the mission though work and responsibility.