The Haitian Government is unable to meet the financial burden of providing education for the all the children of its
citizens. In fact, 2/3s of the schools in Haiti are private or parochial. As these schools get no government assistance
the parents must pay tuition or outside funding must be obtained.
As it is, half of all school-aged children are unable to attend school. It is even worse for teenagers as only
15% of them are in school. If Haiti is to progress from poverty, ignorance and superstition a way must be found to educate
the children. Half the population of 8,500,000 people are under the age of 20 yrs.
As you can see from these photos, resources are limited and just finding adequate space to shelter the children while
they are learning is a great problem. Many of these schools are functioning out of their churches as school buildings
You could help sponsor a Hatian school child in a Christian school for $200 US dollars per year (payable as a single
amount, or $50 US dollars quarterly, or $20 US dollars per month for 10 months).
Investing in the future of a poor Haitian child could be the best investment of your life!