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Student View: Raphael Cooper Derrick Jr.
News item date:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Raphael Cooper Derrick Jr. (LCS Student)Volunteer Andrew Hyrcza teaches Twazyem (U.S. 10th grade) studentRaphael Cooper Derrick, Jr., as they work on a Microsoft Word tutorial together.
My name is Raphael Cooper Derrick Junior and I am 16. I would like to be a great leader of change in Haiti. I am always thinking about a better way of living for people around me. I really like living at LCS because it is a great opportunity. It is important for me to have an education.
I know that because of being a Louverturian, my life will not always be easy, but I am proud of being a Louverturian. I always thank God for giving me the opportunity to grow as a leader of change for Haiti.
At LCS, I help Sizyèm (U.S. 7th Grade) students with their homework, especially their English. I enjoy helping the teachers. I help with Koukouy Sen Kler (Fireflies of St. Clare early childhood development program) and with Ekòl Ankourjman (School of Encouragement after-school program for young adults). This makes me a teacher, too.
At LCS, I like when we clean up campus and I like the way they teach us to do many different jobs. In the future, I want be part of an organization where I can help people who do not have money for school. I want to help make homes, hospitals, and schools. I hope to create work for students and other people who do not have jobs. I also want to stop child slavery in Haiti and to help children to have love, education, hope, and faith because they do not always find it with their families.