Davidson Delices is a law student at Université Américaine des Sciences Modernes d’Haïti (UNASMOH). He is an orphan and, at 24, is older than most of his freshman peers, due to his past struggles to stabilize his living situation and complete his secondary education. Davidson is a gifted writer and orator and was a student body leader/spokesman in Gros Marin. He recently began giving original poetry readings at UNASMOH. Click here for a video of Davidson thanking Providential Mentoring for their support.
Davidson wrote this piece for July 4th:
It is with a feeling of love and pride that I send you message on this very special day for the American people.
I say love and pride because this date is as important for the American people as for the Haitian people. The pride lies in the fact that my Haitian ancestors contributed in their way to lead to the independence of the largest nation in the world.
The generals of the Indigenous Army who also fought for the independence of Haiti, sent their bravest soldiers to the battle of Savanah. A big step towards the 4th of July 1776. During this battle, Henry Christophe was 17 years old. The first independent black people in the world have shown an indisputable love for independence, especially that of the United States.
How not to be proud as a young Haitian intellectual eager for knowledge?
I take this opportunity to pay a very great tribute to the American people. I do it on your behalf. For the experience I have lived with you for years makes me see how much the American people love their fellow men.
So, I say Happy American Independence Day to all members of Providential Mentoring.