Birthday: August 15
Grade: Collège 1
Samanza is light hearted, sensitive, and loves to joke with the kids and staff. She loves to dance, especially with her best friend Jimmyna, and plays piano, guitar, and drums (her favorite). She names Ellen Degeneres as a role model because Ellen interviews funny and interesting kids, gives away gifts, dances, and talks about being kind. We think Samanza would make a great co-host, with her pop culture knowledge and counting Ramona Forever as her favorite book and TobyMac, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, High School Musical, Ever After, and West Side Story among her favorite artists and movies.
She’s the oldest girl, and with that maturity she displays a deep sense of responsibility and has generous, maternal instincts. She loves to volunteer on the weekends with sick children. She hasn’t yet decided her future career, but is considering becoming a police officer, a soldier, or a super model. We’re convinced that with her bright spirit and dedication to service, she could succeed at all three!
In the 2016-2017, she tied for first place with Enolyka in the English Language spelling bee at the junior level.
Updates from the Mission
Holy exclamations, Batman, that's a lot of alliteration! But there was also a lot of spirit as we celebrated the holy season. Over the weekend we honored some of our sports folks. We broke bread together on Christmas eve, and Manno, home from college for the first...read more
Last weekend, students at Have Faith Haiti were treated to an all-day field trip to an ecological reserve called Wynne Farm. Taking a multi-faceted approach to nature preserve, Wynne Farm is one of the few nature attractions, ecological parks, environmental schools,...read more
Science Week came to Have Faith Haiti, thanks to Dan and Beth Wenkel, two scientists from Minnesota who devoted an entire week to different science projects and lessons for students at every education level. First and foremost, a lesson on safety. Mirlande and...read more
On Sunday, October 14, the Chika Fund at the Have Faith Haiti Mission, along with SAY Detroit Play Center’s literacy programming, were recipients of fundraised at the benefit launch for Mitch Albom’s latest book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven. Babu, currently...read more