We’re so thankful for our volunteers, and we’d like to introduce you to one of them. Meet Samantha Mulligan!
Samantha, better known as Sam, is an undergraduate student from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sam has been volunteering with The Joseph School for more than a year and has traveled to Haiti five times. She is very involved with teacher development by facilitating teacher trainings, working as a liaison between our U.S. location and Cabaret, and she helps with record keeping. As you can imagine, she gets to see the students every day and enjoys playing with them during active learning times, recess and school trips.
Due to her numerous visits to Haiti and involvement in the country, Sam also helps with groups who visit TJS. She enjoys helping them navigate the areas surrounding TJS, and sharing her experiences with them. Speaking of sharing, we asked Sam a few questions and we’d love to give her perspective:
Sam, what’s your favorite thing about Haiti?
“My favorite thing about Haiti is the children. Children are so innocent. They want you to love on them and play games with them. Anywhere I go I love to talk to the kids because I’m learning Haitian Creole and they take it easy on the vocabulary with me!”
We also asked Sam what she enjoys about TJS?
“My favorite thing about TJS is the people that make our vision work every day. I love the people that I work with! Our principal and teachers are so intelligent and have such big hearts for kids. Bildad, the head of our operations, is the definition of servant leadership. He is a wonderful leader and example to our kids and does a devotional everyday with them before classes start.”
Want to ask Sam more questions about Haiti? She’d love to hear from you. Follow her Instagram account @Sammy3156, or message her on Facebook at Sam Mulligan. And please keep Sam in your prayers as she continues to travel and share her talents with our students and everyone she meets.
Sam, we thank you for everything you do here at The Joseph School!