Recently, we took the opportunity to do a Q&A with Victoria, the new student body president of The Joseph School. Get ready to feel inspired because you can watch her acceptance speech here! You can watch the video version of this interview here, but we have translated it for you to read below!
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO RUN FOR STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT?
I ran for Student President because I would like to change some things at the school. I want to create a program where we can help the student body be more successful. We need more activities like soccer tournaments for the students and teachers or anything additional where we can learn from one another. As President, I would love for us to have a biology lab, chemistry and physics lab and a computer science lab; A place where we can practice from what we learn. As president I wish the school could have a place for us to play sports like tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer and run track. Sports opportunities could help us have scholarships for university and it really helps us with our stress.
WHAT DOES THE WORD DEMOCRACY MEAN TO YOU?
This means that every single person has the same rights, every single person has a voice and it matters. I am glad we have an opportunity to vote because that shows each voice has been heard. In that voting booth, there’s no one influence you so you just go in there and let them know who you think is best for the job.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF HAITI?
I love my country; This is my homeland. My hope is that my country will change some day. We want stability where can be united as a nation, have security, and then we can have election. I am praying that our future president will be voted in by our people.
WHAT WOULD LIKE TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
I would like to be a nurse. When I see someone hurting, it breaks my heart. I want to be an advocate in my community that takes care of my people and will also prevent them from getting sick. I will absolutely love being a nurse someday.