Fatherhood comes in many forms. In a recent interview with Le Flambeau Foundation president Jean St.Lot-Gervais, he referred to the role of the father as one similar to that of the arc in a bow, completed by the string in a role mirroring that of the mother. From this union, born are the children who serve as our living arrows. This perspective is one passed on to him by his father, Senateur Emile Saint-Lot – a historical figure who stands forever tall in his eyes, in the history of Haiti and to the world…clearly this served him well.
Together, parents and members of an entire generation, send our children into the world equipped with advantages bent on accelerating their achievements. The distance traveled by our offsprings depends on the strength of their foundation – a foundation steeped in education and for which a father’s leadership is pivotal.
We received a number of contributions from around the globe in honor of our fathers. We invite you to join in and express your sentiments on our Fathers’ Wall of Inspiration as we celebrate the invaluable accomplishments of our fathers – past, present and future. These written contributions are testaments to the power of a father’s inspiration. This is a wall of strength being built before us from each block we bring, with a focus on educating and guiding our youth and ourselves. We are rebuilding a nation. The celebration is universal, the movement is global and in the end we find that the rebuilding of Haiti is the rebuilding of “us”. The vision for the future and the steps taken forward are positive. We join together and recognize the sacrifices, perseverance, pain and love our fathers put into getting us this far. To the spirit of Fatherhood we show our appreciation in many ways, and each day we say – Thank You.
Le Flambeau Foundation Inc.