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Paré Scholar - Haiti 2012-2013

This Fall, the Paré Foundation is renewing its commitment to education in Haiti, by establishing a Paré Scholarship which will be awarded to one university bound female student to cover tuition in an internationally accredited university, room and board, school supplies, and participation in the enrichment programs provided by our partner Haiti Education and LeadershipProgram (HELP). Support from donors will ensure that this student is supported all the way to graduation.

Introducing Santa Noella Cadet


Field of Study: Agronomy
University: Quisqueya University
Expected Graduation: 2017
Hometown: Carice

Santa-Noella is one of nine children from the rural, agrarian town of Carice, in northeastern Haiti. Her father died when she was six and
her mother worked as a cleaning woman, struggling to make ends meet. Because she had not finished school herself, Santa-Noella’s
mother knew the value of education and worked hard to ensure that all her children went to school. For Santa-Noella, this meant leaving
home for a boarding school where children with good grades but no means could receive an education. She was always among the top 
three in her class, which opened doors: she was able to earn a scholarship in secondary school and to move back in with her family.

Today, her hard work continues to pay off at university, and she feels that HELP is the right place to prepare for her career. “HELP teaches 
us to become complete citizens,” she says. “Not only does it allow us to continue our studies, but it also helps us become leaders with a sense 
of responsibility for our community.”

Santa-Noella was originally inspired to pursue a degree in agronomy through her participatation in National Agriculture Day (celebrated on 
May 1 in Haiti) in her community. Santa-Noella’s dream is to help Haitian farmers improve their production and use of natural resources. 
Specifically, she wants to see an increase in local production of Haitian food staples like plantains and rice, which are now largely imported.

Marie-Claire Leman,
Dec 11, 2015, 10:15 PM