2018 Graduating Class | Transition AcademyGO Project
Allow us to introduce the GO Transition Academy graduating class of 2018! Thirty-one graduates received their diplomas on August 11, prepared and empowered to take on their next step. With skilled hands, sharp minds and persevering spirits, these graduates are eager to be active members, contributors, and leaders of their communities.
Meet a Few of the Graduates
The GO Transition Academy is GO Haiti’s two-year discipleship and vocational-technical training program, designed to help young adults make a successful transition into adulthood.
At various points in their childhoods, these graduates came into the care of our local church partners in Haiti. Most often, their biological families either passed away or were unable to continue providing for them. Once they reached 18, the age at which the Haitian government mandates young adults exit residential orphan care, they were given the opportunity to attend the academy near Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.
“Our hope at The Global Orphan Project is not just to give children a healthy childhood, but to also help them have a real shot to succeed as adults. The Transition Academy is a key part of this ministry. On behalf of the graduating class, we’d like to thank so many of you who have invested in them! We pray God will bless your generosity and bless the graduates as they go out to serve as adults who follow the Lord and work hard in their own communities.”
-Trace Thurlby, President of The Global Orphan Project
Help Next Year’s Graduates!
The program aims to cultivate young adults who are committed to serve, lead, and give back. It’s sustainability relies on contributors moved by its mission. To impact the next group of graduates, consider giving to the Education Fund.
If you are interested in learning more about partnership opportunities with the Academy, please contact Ryan Hudnall at [email protected] for information.