Did you know…………
Education is a privilege, not a right in Haiti.
Less than half the children in Haiti go to school.
Students must pay tuition to attend both government and private schools.
Most families need help to pay tuition, buy uniforms, shoes and books.
Education provides hope for a better future.
Promise for Haiti operates 8 primary Christian schools that have feeding programs and scholarships available.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS
The Comite Bienfaisance de Pignon /Promise for Haiti have built and are currently operating nine Primary Christian Schools in the Pignon area. Pella Christian at Bay Sauvenette, is the newest and opened in the fall of 2012. The schools have been built in rural and remote areas outside of Pignon in villages where student otherwise would not have a chance to attend school. Each school has seven classrooms and a teacher/principal room where supplies can be stored, a cookhouse to prepare meals, a well for drinking water and a latrine. Currently, there are over 2,000 students enrolled in these primary schools. Scholarships for students who cannot afford tuition are available through the Haitian Education and Literacy Program. To find out more about sponsoring a student click H.E.L.P.
Each of the nine primary schools supported by the Comite Bienfaisance/Promise for Haiti are provided a meal five days a week for students. The meal, consisting of rice and beans or pasta, may be the only meal the students have that day! Meals from the Heartland provides meals 2 times per week and generous donors provide finances for the other three days of the week. When students have proper nourishment and full tummies, their concentration improves, retention of information increases and they tend to be in school more consistently. The cost to feed an entire school 3 times a week (250-300 students) for the year is only $5,000! (that's around 25 cents a meal!) Your contribution big or small can help us reach our goal.
PRIMARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
Sonshine Christian - Savanette
Salt and Light Christian - La Belle Mere
Rocky Mountanin Christian - Maliarette
Meredith Christian - Terre Blanche
Morningside Christian - Guimby
Three Bears and Me Christian -Fontaine
Bouqueronne Christian - Bouqueronne
Rotary/ St. Collette's Christian - Santiak
Pella Christian - Ba Savanette
To find out more about each of these Christian schools, click here.