Remember Justis, who captured our hearts when he showed even 10-year-old American boys are jumping aboard to support girls’ education worldwide? He is fundraising for Haiti relief efforts at school and decided to sponsor a girl in the Haiti Outreach Program through She’s the First. Read his original blog post here.
The sponsorship coordinator at the Haiti Outreach Program, Sonya, mailed Justis a photo of the girl in the school, so he can visualize the impact of his donation. We asked Justis to blog about what being a sponsor is like for him. Here’s what he said:
Hi this is Justis with an update. I just received my sponsorship certificate from Give Haiti Hope for Magdaline Philistin. Magdaline is a ten year girl who would like to be a doctor when she grows up. She attends Ecole Saint Michel, a primary school in Boucan-Carre, Haiti.
I hope that I can write her in the future. I’d like to ask her if she was affected by the earthquake and if she has any siblings. I thought these were a few things she might want to know about me, I’m ten years old too. Some of my hobbies are playing guitar and video games, and sometimes I like to ride my bike. I want to be a lawyer.
I’d like to visit Haiti one day to meet Magdaline and my family there. Mom says maybe next summer. I’ll be back soon with more updates!
Justis, we want to go to Haiti with you!