When I first met Rolando, he was 15 years old. He was full of energy, very excited, wanting very much to communicate and tell us his dreams for the future.
Here he is three years later, still with big dreams, but definitely moving forward. He has a music studio now where he uses computer software and a simple keyboard to create beats [you'll hear a sample at the end of this video]. His beats have already been on the local radio in Haiti and people have come by his studio to buy his work! We have every assurance that Rolando will continue to be successful. His life is full of opportunity now that he lives inside the Project 7 Children's Village.
As you'll hear him say, life before was very difficult. His grandmother did her best to provide for Rolando and his two twin brothers, but there was never enough. For him to now have proper food, clothes, medicines, resources to create art and music, and a private education means so much. He's on a better path now and can see a bright future.
Don't you love his personality?! He's so much fun. He and my son, Peter, had an instant connection because of their shared passion for technology and music. And despite the eight year difference in age, they became fast friends. This is a testament to the genuine, sweet, kind, and generous nature of Rolando and the rest of the children in the village. They are being raised right. We are so proud of them and their caregivers and thank God everyday for them.
Want to help as we continue to support the financial operations of the Project 7 Children's Village? The largest costs on a monthly basis are school tuition, food, and the salaries of the local staff who keep the laundry under control and the food prepared and the land safe. We need partners who can give a monthly donation to support these budgeted expenses.