With graduation season now upon us, here’s a look at a Louverture Cleary School graduate who is living the school motto:
What you receive for free, you must give for free.—Matthew 10:8
"Living together in community as a family" was Jesula Tintin’s favorite thing as a Louverture Cleary School Santo 5 (LCS) student, she recently explained in an upcoming article for the Haitian Project News. Just as service to one another is an important part of family life, it is also an important part of life on the LCS campus. Because students live at LCS Monday through Friday every week, there are plenty of opportunities to serve. While at LCS, Tintin was a dedicated participant in Ekòl Ankourajman (School of Encouragement), an after-school literacy program run by LCS students for children in the school’s neighborhood.
Today, Tintin is employed by Plastech Solutions S.A., a Haitian company that manufactures custom-made plastic products in an eco-friendly and socially-responsible way. Tintin manages daily product deliveries to customers and continues to be a person of strong dedication—a skill she honed at LCS. She notes, “Since the day I was selected, I have been doing my best to work as a part of the team and to help the company reach its goals.”
Tintin was first hired by Plastech Solutions after she had the opportunity to meet its general manager through an appointment secured through LCS’s Office of External Affairs (OEA). The OEA is responsible for providing support to LCS graduates for scholarships to Haitian universities and employment. Tintin turned to the OEA after finishing her university degree in management. She’s now been working for Plastech Solutions for ten years.
Although still fairly young in her career, she is reflective on the opportunities she’s had as an LCS graduate and her desire for these same opportunities to be available to others. She says, “I hope that I can make a difference in Haiti. In a country where many women are mistreated, I especially want to help girls and women be strong, independent leaders and be proud of who they are and what they can accomplish.”