Ronaldson is now in his 4th year with the program, and he will be starting his junior year of high school this fall. He lives with his aunt, and she keeps the family fed by working as a cook, but she only makes just enough to get by. Because of this, RISING scholarships have been a lifeline for Ronaldson.
He grew up in Carrefour, but his family just recently moved to Gressier which is about 20 minutes away. This is good for them in many ways because Gressier is a nicer area, and they will have a better housing situation. However, it's a difficult move for Ronaldson because he will miss all of his friends in Carrefour. Because of this, he will continue to attend school in Carrefour, but he needs to take bus (tap-tap) to school every day, so his costs will increase. This scholarship will enable him to stay at his school in Carrefour and afford the cost of transportation.
School: College Mixte Pasteur Raphael Valmond
Concentration: High School
Location: Carrefour, Haiti
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