The main decoration at the party, in addition to the multitudes of balloons, was the “Happy 28th, LCS!” banner reading in French, “Une ecole pour tous pour un demain meillure,” which in English translates to, “A school for all for a better tomorrow.”
In 1987, The Haitian Project's Louverture Cleary School opened it's doors for the first time to just 30 students. Last week, 360 students, the Staff and Volunteers celebrated Louverture Cleary's 28th birthday. It was a celebration of just how far the Project has come, and also of our exciting plans for the future.
Rheto (U.S. Senior) student Christie St. Croix enjoyed being able to celebrate with her classmates:
It was great to celebrate the birthday of LCS together. At LCS, our mission is to rebuild Haiti. We should celebrate that and keep that goal on everyone’s mind all the time. Our mission is a part of us and we want it to be a part of everything we do, in the hard work and in the fun.
The day was filled with music, laughter and joy as students cheered for each other in a variety of events. Students participated in games like sack races and musical chairs, and presentations of song, dance, speeches and poetry.
THP President Deacon Patrick Moynihan reflected on the day:
THP and LCS have proven that God and human goodness can sustain community ,and that community can perpetually achieve its mission.
Thank you for being a part of the THP Community!
Left: Christy Saint Croix fulfills her duty as MC as she introduces the dancers from theKoukouy Sen Klè early childhood program. Right: Jean Roody Georges delivers a passionate speech about Louverture Cleary's past and future.