Since her time as a Louverture Cleary School (LCS) student, Jesula Tintin (LCS ’07) appreciated what set her school apart from others. “My favorite thing about LCS was living together in community as a family,” Tintin remembers. “It taught me how to give for free what I received for free.” Embracing LCS’s student-chosen motto of Matthew 10:8, she chose to spend her time giving back, tutoring the children from the Santo 5 community in the after-school literacy program that is known as Ekol Ankourajman (School of Encouragement).
Tintin graduated from LCS in 2007 and received a university degree in Management. Thanks to the Office of External Affairs (OEA), she had the opportunity to meet Maulik Radia, the general manager of Plastech Solutions. Plastech is a Haitian company that manufactures plastic products. Due to her work ethic and robust sense of environmental stewardship, which she learned at LCS, Tintin was hired nearly on the spot.
A decade later, Tintin is still employed by Plastech. “The company is an enterprise with a strong focus of quality goods in plastics. We continuously adopt the latest plastic innovations and technologies,” Tintin explains. “Since the day I was selected, I have been doing my best to work as part of the team and to help the company reach its goals.”
Recently, the Site Evaluation and Advisory Team (SEAT) visited Plastech Solutions. SEAT Member and Volunteer Alum Jimi Grondin (Volunteer ’01-’02) ran into his former student, Tintin. Grondin recalls, “Encountering Jesula at Plastech was proof positive that Education Works. Jesula was a bright Katryem (US 9th grade) student when I taught her English class. It was a joy to see her at work using the skills LCS refined in her. Having the members of SEAT present to see firsthand the success of an LCS education provided even more motivation to build the Network.”
As she reflects on her goals and impact, it is clear that Tintin is driven by LCS’ mission of creating a brighter future for her country. “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.”
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