Difficult to imagine spending your spring break in the poorest country in the western hemisphere? Not for 10 VMI students who hope to make a difference in the world.
The group banned together to provide support to an organization known as Foundation Manmo, formed shortly after the earthquake due to the extreme numbers of helpless children fleeing to higher ground in Haiti in hopes of refuge.
Mona Gedeon, the founder of Foundation Manmo, says it is in her heart and by the grace of god that she has been able to be so strong during these times as to be able to take on the care of more than 600 residents within the city of Zoranger Haiti, more than 200 of which are children.
The cadets came to Haiti to perform site assessment of a 6 acre site in Zoranger that Mona intends to use to build a clinic and day school for the children. A noble cause for anyone to take on, Mona is an amazing figure for all to emulate, and the cadets have found in her a fantastic role model.
She has taught us to give all that we have for the betterment of others. In this, we will find ourselves closer to what is right in the world. We can all be a part of the change we wish to see. All you have to do is jump in and start helping.
The cost of the clinic the Cadets will be building will likely be between $40K and $60K, but their determination is strong and they intend to begin building the clinic by this time next year. They will need lots of help. Donations will be critical.
Cost to build a clinic in Zoranger, Haiti, $60,000. To never see another child go without the proper healthcare again in the village of Zoranger…priceless. The child in the picture below spent 10 days with a broken arm before getting minor treaent from our group and then being sent to a hospital the following day. 12 days without seeing a doctor for a broken arm. A complete travesty of moral justice in today’s modern world. Where is the justice for these children? We will do our best to supply it…..