Alycha is one of the children residing in the D2C residential home. She is 8 years old.
Alycha's life was filled with hardship prior to her arrival at the D2C home. She is extremely resilient, though, and now Alycha is thriving.
Alycha is silly and sassy and every inch a girly-girl. She is also extremely bright and focused. On our trip down to Haiti in November 2014, we were filming a short clip to announce the new after school tutoring program. As part of this project, somebody had written, in English, "It's all about the grades" on the blackboard in the playroom. Alycha sat down in front of the board with a pencil and paper and proceeded to write over and over "It's all about the grades" while practicing the pronunciation. (For those of you with kids in elementary school -- picture your kids voluntarily writing out their spelling words without asking just for the sake of LEARNING!) She is that motivated!
Alycha also enjoys dance classes, drawing, crafts, dressing up, and braiding everyone's hair.
To hear Alycha's heart wrenching but triumphant story, click on the video below (her story begins at 4:26)
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