School Sponsorship


“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

-C.S. Lewis

 

As part of our new initiative, we have undertaken the administration of Good Seed Academy in Fond Doux, Haiti. Currently there are 200 children enrolled in school but chances are only about half of them will still be enrolled by the end of the year.

For a Haitian family, sending a child to school means that there will be sacrifices made elsewhere. Some families have to choose between which child to send to school or what day(s) they have to go without food, among the many other sacrifices that come with paying for school. In a country where jobs are limited and job security is nonexistent, many families face situations where they cannot afford to pay for their child to continue their education thus contributing to the growing number of the population who cannot read or write. Without educating these children, we are keeping them in bondage to this cycle of poverty.

 

Haiti Education Statistics*:

  • 50% of primary school age children are not enrolled in school.
  • One-third of girls over six never go to school.
  • More than 50% of children attending school are overaged.
  • Approximately 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade; 60% will abandon school before sixth grade.
  • Public education represents less than 20% of enrollment, and less than 10% of schools, at the primary level.
  • Estimated annual school costs average US $131 per child (including uniform, books/materials and transportation).
  • 37.9% of the population is unable to read or write.

*{Information from Haiti Partners}

Providing an opportunity for a child to go to school and break the cycle is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child and bless their family with. For $10 a month, you can give a child the hope of a future. This $120 a year goes to cover school fees, books, uniforms and a meal at school most would go without. Consider investing in a child’s life that will change the trajectory of their life for years to come.