IU Class of 2016


Institution Univers is proud to announce the graduation of the Class of 2016, the school’s eighth graduating class. Commencement for the 71 graduates was held at the school on July 19th. Congratulations and well done!


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Congratulations, also, to Calèbe Delva who was named Valedictorian! Calèbe recently shared the following about himself:


I am Calèbe Delva. I was born on February 24, 1997 in Ouanaminthe Haiti. I have one older brother and two older sisters. My parents are merchants and hard workers. I had a happy childhood because my parents always did their best to provide anything I have wanted; but that doesn’t mean they are rich. I live with my mom right now because the rest of my family is in Port-au-Prince.

I’m wise with people who are wise to me. Sometimes I’m gentle. I like to play soccer, basketball, and volleyball. For fun I like to watch action and I love movies. I don’t like when there are too many people around me because I hate noise. I like to go to church to pray and ask God to make decisions for me.

My favorite subject is English. I’m a good student and a good example of a person. Since I was in first grade, I have always worked hard to be among the three first students in my class. Even though sometimes I missed my promise, I fixed it quickly with a good average on the next exam. My older brother helps me with my homework. He gives me advice about life and how I should behave in society.

After I graduate I would like to get the chance to go to university in the U.S. to become a good accountant or a good doctor because I know education in the United States is better than education in Haiti. But, it’s up to God to decide where I will go to university.

My father always tells me that life is tricky and full of traps; and there are a lot of people who are looking for my fall and my distress, but to remember that only God can protect and help me from them. Those words are carved in my brain. It’s those words that help me to succeed in everything.


COCINA is seeking funds and scholarships for several of the recent graduates to attend college in the United States. We are thrilled that Cold Weene Saintilnord will attend Rowan University in New Jersey. Opportunities are still being pursued for Calèbe Delva, Olandieu Anestor, Samuel Alcius, and Derline Meril. For more information, contact haiticocina@gmail.com.


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