Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela.
Knowledge is power. Being able to read and write, learn a trade, and thus earn a living for your family is the difference between life and death in this population.
Saving Starfish Corporation provides teachers to special needs children who live in an orphanage and cannot leave the compound due to their disabilities. The full time teacher is providing them with knowledge they will need to one day leave the facility and assume a trade.
School uniforms for the children and needed supplies are delivered to them as needed. The children are starting to speak a little English with us when we visit with them. Each trip they improve! Our Haitian Creole leaves much to be desired, they will soon surpass us in a second language!