HHF has enrolled 3429 children in school for the 2015-2016 school year. $300 per year can HELP educate and keep a child healthy today!
In Haiti, access to elementary and high school is neither free nor compulsory. With average incomes of less than $300 per year, parents cannot afford tuition, uniforms, books, and supplies for their children, depriving them of the right to an education. In fact, estimates are that less than 50% of children attend school and less than one percent graduate from high school.
Since 1988, our education programs have provided access to school for poor Haitian children, helping these students learn to read, write, basic math, etc. and helping to ensure a better future for themselves as well as their community.
HHF also constructed and fully supports the St. Pierre School, a K-9 school in downtown Jérémie. Over 960 of the poorest children attend this school. HHF also provides a free lunch to the students, usually their only meal of the day. Teachers describe how these children come to school malnourished and lethargic—but within a few months of healthy lunches, they are active and fully participate in class!
A gift of $300 will provide for a year’s education for a poor child by providing tuition, uniforms, books, school supplies and shoes. The child will also receive health and dental care absolutely free. (Note: You will not receive a photo of your child—please understand that this ensures that 100% of your donation is used towards the child’s education, not to pay staff administrative fees).
Past and current educational efforts of the Haitian Health Foundation include:
- Supporting the creation of a school to teach welding to street boys—providing them with employable skills. Over 30 boys are in training at one time.
- Supporting the founding of a school of nursing in Jérémie. HHF also provides a clinical practicum for the nurses in nutrition and community health.
- Continuing to send young men and women to universities and technical school throughout Haiti for advanced studies, including medical, nursing, civil engineering, medical technology, computer and accounting.