Soeurette Rigodon finished her coursework at Université d’Etat d’Haïti, in psychology in 2013 and then immediately put that knowledge to service for Lidè as a counselor. She quickly promoted to program coordinator, and now takes care of everything from tracking which girls are struggling with life issues, to what the program activities are that day, to the wellbeing of the instructional staff. Prior to sharing her light with Lidè, Soeurette provided psychosocial support to at risk youth through school enrichment programs, and also worked in reunifying former street kids with their families and helping them to adjust to new schools near their homes.
ISABELLE JOSEPH, Deputy Director of Education
Isabelle worked hard in primary and secondary school, and was awarded a university scholarship from HELP. She received her degree in education from Quisqueya University in Port au Prince, one of Haiti’s best universities, where she was taught counseling services, leadership skills, computer skills and English. As part of her education she took an internship at Lidè, which led to her current full-time position as Education Coordinator. She supervises monitors, coordinates the tutoring program, mentors apprentices and tutors, leads and trains facilitators for literacy programs, and works to award scholarships to girls who would not be able to afford an education otherwise.
Wilson Campbell is the proud father of three teenagers who go to school. That is a huge accomplishment in Haiti. He has worked for customs in Haiti, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), and Papyrus. As Logistics Manager, he arranges transportation, drives, equips and maintains the equipment for the office, the house, the programs…but in Wilson’s hands, it also means that he takes sick kids to the hospital, hands out peanut-butter sandwiches, and most important in our eyes, will sit with a girl one-on-one and help her learn how to read and write simply because he cares.