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Friends of Matènwa

91 Aberdeen Avenue

Cambridge, MA 01773

Tel: 617-543-8844

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Meet Fania Bijoux, MCLC's Valedictorian!

September 27, 2018

 Image: Fania Bijoux sitting in the MCLC courtyard.


Fania Bijoux is one of the 10 students in MCLC's 2018 graduating class that just passed the national (Philo) exam! In fact, she earned the classes' highest score! Fania graduated at the top of her class, and has been offered a scholarship to study at Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Fania has high hopes and amazing dreams for her future, and FoM is delighted to have had the opportunity to support Fania's journey.


While I was in Matènwa, I was lucky enough to speak with several members of the Class of 2018, and Fania was one of them! Fania has been at MCLC since pre-school and absolutely loved the variety of subjects she was able to take, such as computer science, woodworking, music, art, and physical education. Her love for MCLC stems from her knowledge of how incredibly different other schools in the area happen to be. Fania was able to go to school in her mother tongue, which has made a world of difference. MCLC also allows kids to write in pencil (they do not punish students for making mistakes, and understand that they help us learn better) and provides them with the materials they need to succeed. In Fania's opinion, one of MCLC's best attributes is the mutual respect and understanding between teachers and students. 


Fania dreams of studying medicine, and becoming a general practitioner, so that she can return to Matènwa and serve her community. She wishes to give back to the community that has given her so much, and has helped her get to where she is today.



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