RAYJON SHARE CARE OF SARNIA INC

Registered Name: RAYJON SHARE CARE OF SARNIA INC.

Business Number: 119109460RR0001

Literacy for Empowerment

LITERACY = EMPOWERMENT

In Haiti, when you can’t write your name, you are forced to sign your name with an “X.” Imagine the pride and self-confidence gained when you are no longer an “X” but can sign your own name with dignity!

Approximately 200 adults participate each year in Alpha literacy classes. There are 3 levels of Alpha classes, each taking one year to complete. At the end of the 3-year program students have achieved literacy skills equivalent to grade 6. 

“If I had enough time I would explain what the little crosses (writing an X) have made us suffer …I say  ‘No,’ I will not make the small cross (X) again …. I send it to the bottom of the abyss … Thank God and thank you Rayjon Share Care Haiti.”  – Fleuridor Ofilia

A donation of $25 provides supplies for one adult for a full semester. $100 covers tuition and supplies for a full year of learning.

Since the first literacy class in 1992, Rayjon has helped over 1,650 adults learn to read and write.There are now classes in 4 locations. Most of the students are women, but there are typically a few men in each class as well. Our partners on the ground in Haiti are working hard to link literacy classes with basic business training and a microcredit program that will allow graduates to apply for small business loans. Alpha literacy classes enable adults to develop self-confidence, better provide and care for their families, and support the economic growth of their communities.