Education is a privilege, not a right in Haiti.

Less than half the children in Haiti go to school because students must pay tuition to attend both government and private schools and buy uniforms, shoes and books which often makes the opportunity unaffordable for many families.

Promise for Haiti believes that education provides hope for a better future! We support the operation of nine primary Christian schools that have feeding programs and scholarships. Promise for Haiti has partnered with Comite Bienfaisance de Pignon to build and operate nine Primary Christian Schools in the Pignon area. Schools have been built in rural and remote areas outside of Pignon in villages where students 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 see below. Each of the nine primary schools supported by the Comite Bienfaisance/Promise for Haiti are provided meals for all the students. The meal, consisting of rice and beans or pasta, may be the only meal the students have that day. When students have proper nourishment, their concentration improves, retention of information increases and they tend to be in school more consistently. The cost to feed an entire school (250-300 students) for the year is only $5,000 (that's around 25 cents a meal!)  Sponsor a school today!

 

  • Haitian Education & Literacy Program (HELP)
    The primary goal of the Haitian Education & Literacy Program (H.E.L.P.) is to connect students and sponsors so that children can realize the dream of an education. Together, we can help empower the future generations of Haiti!

    How does the program work?

    H.E.L.P. program volunteers match a child with a US sponsor and provide the sponsor with regular reports of student progress and information about the families.

    What does my sponsorship provide? Your annual scholarship provides tuition for your student as well as money to buy the required school uniform, books and school supplies. Children also receive a meal at noon four days each week.

    How do I know my student is attending school? Stateside HELP volunteers maintain accountability and follow up for all students in the program through yearly visits to Pignon and collaboration with the education coordinator in Pignon. Sponsors receive a report card, updated photos of their sponsored child and other information as it becomes available.

    How do I sponsor a student?

    $135 per year - Primary School

    The official primary school cycle requires children to spend six years in school before becoming eligible for the state exam granting them a certificate of primary education (CEP).

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  • Haitian Advanced Scholarship Program (HASP)
    The Haitian Advanced Scholarship Program provides university and advanced training scholarships to qualified students from the Pignon area. Students receive tuition, room, board and an allowance for food and books while they attend their advanced training programs. After completion of their program, each student is given a two years opportunity (in a paid position in their field at the hospital) for each year of school they were under scholarship in order to retain highly educated and trained people in the Pignon area.

    Field Director, Dr. Guy Theodore states, "It is a good program to continue when we are aware that our three Nurses in the Operating Room are all from the HASP program. The daughter of the Hospital's head custodian is now the Hospital's Head Nurse and another one of her daughter's, who also went through HASP, is now a Doctor working at the Hospital. We also have a Laboratory Technician, Hospital Administrator and three Nurses working in our Community Health Care programs -- and all were HASP students!"

    Promise For Haiti is very proud of these students who have attended school through the HASP program in Pignon. These students are now giving back to the community where they received their education!

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  • Sponsor a Haitian Child's Education (HELP)

    Sponsor a Haitian Child's Education (HELP)

    Nayda and Naydoline are 10 year old twins who attend Sonshine Christian School in Savanette, Haiti. They have sponsors and are able to attend school, get a meal and dream about their futures. Promise For Haiti has partnered with H.E.L.P. to serve over 2,000 students annually with 9 schools in Haiti's central mountainous region. Each school has its own well for clean water, however there is an impending risk of needing to close 2 schools in 2018 due to lack of funding. Sponsor a child's education and demonstrate the value you place on helping others as a family, a school class, church group, or business.

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  • Sponsor a Haitian Family's Healthcare (HDA)

    Sponsor a Haitian Family's Healthcare (HDA)

    Promise for Haiti's newest program allows you to connect directly with Haitians in need of quality health care, by becoming a Health Partner. Here is how it works: As a Health Partner, your monthly donation provides needed health care for your Health Partners for an entire year. Your Haitian partners are enrolled in a Health Development Account (or HDA) where they contribute a small amount towards the account each year ($1-$20 per family) and your partnership fills the rest of the account. When they are in need of health care, they access their account at Hospital Bienfaisance for preventive and curative health care services.

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  • Start a Fundraiser

    Start a Fundraiser

    Have you found yourself saying, "I would love to help, but I can't afford to donate right now" -- you could help organize a fundraising event, or raise funds with something you are already doing! We all have talents, skills, and passions that we could use to pool support and raise much needed support for projects.

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  • Gifts In-Kind

    Gifts In-Kind

    Interested in giving a gift in-kind to Promise for Haiti? Read the lists below and download the supplies list to see what is needed!

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  • Kominote Bondye - Church Partnerships

    Kominote Bondye - Church Partnerships

    Roughly translated, Kominote Bondye is God's Community. Since our formation in 1981, Promise for Haiti has been partnering with churches of all denominations to fulfill our mission to be Christ's hands and feet in Haiti. Churches have joined hands and helped in a myriad of ways from raising funds, feeding children, building latrines, holding Bible classes, and praying over our mission. They have given up their time and energy to put together teams to fly to Haiti and lovingly serve.
    Offerings, change drives, and other fundraisers have paved the way for new schools and quality healthcare. It has also shown the love of Jesus Christ in the process.
  • Travel to Haiti

    Travel to Haiti

    Are you interested in traveling to Pignon, Haiti with Promise for Haiti? Promise for Haiti has the capacity to host medical teams, church mission trips, professionals, and training teams in Pignon. We host teams and interested individuals for short term trips, and also have the ability to host longer-term stays. The first step in any case is to contact our Volunteer Coordinator to begin the application process.

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    Amazon Smile

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