Nadege Gay was born in Cap Haitian, a city on the northern coast of Haiti. After completing high-school, she attended a community college in Jacksonville and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration. After graduation she returned to Haiti to work for HOM at the Blanchard site as principal of the school.
After studying and spending time in the United States, Nadege realized the importance of reading so starting a library at the school became a priority. A school library is very unique in Haiti and the children really enjoy reading and browsing the selection. Nadege also serves in a variety of ways including aiding the school nurse when needed, overseeing an educational theatre, and being the on-site sponsorship coordinator for teams visiting Haiti.
After the terrible earthquake on January 12, 2010, a U.S. church wanted to help with providing a place for newly orphaned children to live. Nadege knew of many families whose children now needed a home and was integral in the creation of House of Hope orphanage. Located near Blanchard, it is now home for eleven girls who attend school at Blanchard.
In the fall of 2013, Nadege will be continuing her education in the U.S. for two years to complete her Business Administration degree. Afterward she will return to Haiti to continue working with HOM.