Augustin “Sama” Youdianie has been a sponsored student of Clean Hands for Haiti since 2014 and one was of our first students.
She has been one of our brightest students from day one, studying very hard to achieve good grades and helping tutor and support her younger brother who is also a student in our program. In 2018, Sama became one of our first graduating students, receiving her high school diploma.
CLH did a lot for me. If it was not for CLH, I would not be where I am today. My parents do not have the means nor funds to pay for my school. CLH has totally changed my life, hence I am working so hard so I can be a model student for CLH. CLH is in my heart and I am very grateful.
She had plans to go to university when she discovered two large masses in her right breast. On August 3, 2018, after many tests and doctors visits, Sama underwent surgery to have the masses removed.
Thankfully, the surgery was successful and the specimen was later taken to a laboratory and came back negative for cancer. Many children in Haiti are unable to afford proper screening, which is why we place such an important emphasis on regular checkups having access to healthcare.
In the fall of 2018, Sama enrolled in one of the most prestigious English institutes in Haiti, Institut Haïtiano-Americain, to learn English, and starts university in 2019. We are so proud of her and look forward to watching her bright future!