Day 8: The Mountain School

While DriButts was in Haiti last summer, we met a young man who was trying to do some good in his community. We drove up a mountain littered with huts and shacks. As we reached as far as we could drive, we hiked a short way to the top of the mountain. We ended up at a small metal hut that had been converted into a school. This young man sectioned off a small area in the back of his house, the size of a small bedroom closet, for his living area. The rest of the house, about the size of a small living room, was used to educate 50 kids with ages ranging from 5-18 years of age. His education was at maybe a 8th grade level and he was working with very little supplies. He did this out of love. He said he’d watch kids, whose families could not afford school, run around the mountain with nothing to do. He wanted to give them an opportunity to learn like the other kids. His heart ached for them.

This young teacher is willing to sacrifice his life for the children in his community. He has literally given up his home to see these young children have some type of education. So, DriButts has begun collecting school supplies to help this young teacher. We are also exploring other ways that we can help this teacher and this extremely impoverished community.  

It’s stories like this that really touch our hearts and begin to make a difference in the lives of others. We can’t wait to see the difference it makes when we can deliver the school items and be at a point where Dributts can financially be able to support this little school in the mountains. DriButts really does change lives!