LauraLynn (LaLa) Nickols

Hello everybody! My name is LauraLynn Nichols. I am the school administrator here at Academie La Saline. I have been here since the first year the school was opened back in 2010. I am from Jesup, Georgia. I terribly miss my parents and my sister Casey and brother Shelby while I am here, but I know this is where God has called me.

Due to a terrible home situation and severe malnutrition, the commissioner of Gonaives asked me to take custody of a little boy name Youvendjy. That was three years ago. Now my son is six years old and nearly as sassy as I am. He brings a light to my life that I hadn’t known before. We are forever working on paperwork to get him home to the states to visit his grandparents and his proud aunt and uncle. He is learning lots of English in school and at home. I love the opportunity God has given me to live and work in Haiti. I pour my heart and soul into this school because I believe education is the way to break the chains of slavery.