Esland Berjuste

I fell in live with Haiti at the age of 12 when my father took me to his birth country Haiti for the first time. There I learned more about myself, my family, my culture, and what it really meant to be Haitian. While falling in love with the beauty of Haiti I couldn't help but notice the ugliness as well, the homeless children that lived on the streets of Haiti. I couldn't understand why these precious angels were being ignored as passerbys went about their day, that is when my cousin explained to me the way some children who lost parents had no choice but to live on the streets. I knew then I had to step in and do something! I started off by just donating clothes every summer I went to visit Haiti to mothers with newborn babies. In 2008 What About The Children in Haiti (W.A.T.C.H) was born and through that organization I hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of the children in Haiti. When we first started we partnered up with schools and orhanages but I've decided to take a different route and my hope is to one day open a community center in Haiti that teaches children how to be productive citizens of society. 

I work with the elderly as a nurse and although I love what I do, working with children is my passion. I enjoy mentoring children and helping guide them while they make important descisions in life. What About The Children at Home (W.A.T.C.H) was born in 2015 to help the children right in my backyard. Two organizations with one goal, one mission, and the same passion just different countries.