Wilson Thelimo Louis was born in July 3rd, 1986, in Haiti. During his childhood he developed a passion for social activism and community volunteerism. He has degrees in communication, Law, and legal sciences from the State University of Haiti. Being in Massachusetts, he earned his nursing assistant certificate at K&K in Brocton and paralegal studies from Boston University. He also studied filmmaking and video production from Community Supported Film in Roxbury, and human services at Goodwill.
Thelimo is the leader of Innovation of the Territory by Active Itiahists of Haiti (ITIAHaiti); he is a founding member of the Haiti National Network of Young Volunteers; and was executive director of the Haiti Institute of Technical and Professional Training. He used to volunteer at Catholic Charities in Boston; Volunteering for the Development of Haiti; Alliance Française of les Cayes; Haitian Red Cross; Health and Information Program (PSI-Haiti); UNICEF, and for the National Advocacy Organization for Individuals Live with Handicap in Haiti. In addition to these activities, he used to advocate as an ambassador for human rights with “l’Amicale des Juristes” and hosted some radio and TV programs.
Louis ran for Congress in August 2015 in Haiti, due to his political affiliation, he was targeted for his propensity for speaking out against the mistreatment of youth, inclusion, and social cohesion in Haiti. His aspiration for unified Haiti was dashed by constant fears, stress, and constant phone calls to join the government and the opposition political parties. Coming to United States in August 2016, he gained that motivation that he once had and wants to better educate himself to benefit others. As a hard worker and committed individual, he knows he is capable of reaching those goals. Most important, he has a great passion and believes with an education, all is achievable.
Please note: This audiobook is in French.