Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Danice Lefranc will be graduating from college this month and Scholar Ruchama Charles graduated last May. Youth from our programs in Haiti have been taking their well deserved walk of triumph throughout the past ten years. All are examples showcasing the impressive capacity and achievements of our youth; given the opportunity. May is Haitian Heritage Month. Education is the historical foundation fueling our present-day celebrations, serving as the sustainable platform for both past and future triumphs. We applaud the achievements of our youth as they carry the torch forward. This is our heritage and it is bright. Bravo!
Senior Scholar Update from Danice
The following update was written by Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Danice who will be completing his final year of college in the U.S, this May 2017. Danice is a college senior and an alumnus of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program. He is majoring in Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) with a minor in Economics at Berea College. Danice serves as a role model for many. We can’t wait to attend his graduation in May. Bravo!
December 10, 2016
It’s always a pleasure to send out an update of my journey to all of you. I am finally a senior student this academic year. I am still counting my blessings, and can’t neglect how grateful I am for my life and all of those who support me and believe in what I am able of. Life goes on, and everything changes from day to day. I always try my best to be as human as possible in order to listen to the voices of change, to grab a tiny understanding of where our world is heading to, and to accept what I can’t change. This is my own life’s philosophy that I don’t usually hesitate to share with whoever is around me; for we all have a duty toward each other, to care about one another, to understand those who carry different values than ours, and to empathize in order to live together. This is what I believe it takes to see a more progressive world where everyone feels belonged.
Now that I am getting ready to graduate from college in the USA, I have been working on post graduate plans in order to remain on top of the games. International students and minorities may be subjected to many more challenges than the average local student, but I have tried to be the best me possible. Additionally, other criteria may always intervene to explain how challenging college can be to every student differently. I am not that person who gives up on believing in myself. I trust in God and my animal mind has always been the “donkey”. We go slowly, but surely. With this in mind, I believe anything is possible. …to read remaining article click here.
Graduation Remarks from Scholar Ruchama
Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Ruchama recently graduated from college with a major in Accounting and a minor in music; from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO . The graduation ceremony was held on May 8, 2016. Le Flambeau Foundation, represented by board member S. Colas-Gervais, along with family and many many friends; participated in the celebration. Scholar Ruchama is an alumna of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program. It is clear that as she takes her next steps she will proudly carry the torch forward for Haiti, and for the world. Congratulations!
May 23, 2016, from Scholar Ruchama.
It is time to reflect on the last semester, recap the four years spent in college, and highlight the key lessons learned during this period of time. On the one hand, this past semester was very exciting as I was looking forward to completing my last semester of college in the U.S. which I consider a miracle; on the other hand, it was filled with emotions – especially, when I looked back to reflect on many things and the people that I have met on and off campus. I have felt truly connected with them during the past few years. As the days of my graduation approached, my heart pounded with each day passing by. As I imagined the time spent in Missouri and planned my departure after graduation, I could not really ingest the fact that I would soon pack and leave.
This past semester was also challenging with classes, work on campus, and with an internship during this past high season of income tax return preparation. I have learned to balance my time between school, work, and personal life.
The four years spent in college were significant due…(click here to continue reading)
Winners SPARK Le Flambeau
DECEMBER 16, 2012
A campus tour given by the top students at the University of Miami, delicious Haitian food complimented by Haitian music, remarks from special guest world famous Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume, students from
University of Miami and students from Haiti attending Miami Edison Sr. High School, – the presence of our student team members in Haiti could also be felt; all came together for the recognition ceremony at which the winners of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program from this past fall semester 2012 were announced.
“THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program is headed into (to read the rest click here
English Learning Brought to Stage
AUGUST 17, 2016
This summer of 2016 we relaunched the student internship program in which the intern constructed and implemented an English learning course. The Le Flambeau Foundation English Learning Performing Arts Class was hosted at the Dr. Luc L. Colas Urban Institute in Cap-Haitien Haiti and was held for six weeks.
Teacher and program designer (to read more on graduates click here)
We’ve been serving our youth for 10 years and thank you for joining us in this life-changing celebration! This year we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary as a 501(c)3 organization. To join us in passing the torch forward for the next 10 years click here.