Less than half the children in Haiti go to school because students must pay for tuition and supplies to attend both government and private schools.
Promise for Haiti believes that education provides hope for a better future! We have partnered with Comite Bienfaisance de Pignon to build and operate nine Christian primary schools in the area surrounding Pignon, Haiti. Schools have been built in rural and remote areas outside of Pignon in villages where students otherwise have a very long walk to attend school. Each school has at least seven classrooms and a teacher/principal room where supplies (including Christian curriculum) can be stored, a cookhouse to prepare meals, a well or cistern for drinking water and a latrine. In any given year, there are between 1,500 to 2,000 students enrolled in these primary schools. No student is turned away for an inability to pay for school. Scholarships are provided to students who cannot afford tuition 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 all of our students and staff for a month is only $7,250 (that's around 20¢ a meal!). Sponsor school meals today!