Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela
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Education

One of our primary goals is to help the people of Haiti help themselves – to enable them to lift themselves out of the poverty that makes Haiti the poorest country in the western hemisphere.  As we improve the educational results in Haiti, young people will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to address the many challenges facing their country.  For these eager students, education is the key to a better future.

Education Initiatives

Each year, we conduct a summer fundraising program to support the schools in our sister parish of St. Joseph in Cotes-de-Fer, Haiti.  Without this help, many of the children in this community would not be able to attend school.  This year, we were able to raise over $17,000, our highest total ever.  These funds support the operation of 3 schools with 360 registered students.  Thanks to all who made this successful campaign possible. 

With the funds raised this year, we will be able to provide:

  • A dependable source of pay for teachers
  • Books and other school supplies essential for a quality education
  • A nutritious meal for students (often the best meal of the day for them)
  • Scholarships for students to attend secondary schools in the area

Thank you for all the prayers, encouragement and support for the children of Haiti.  You are making a difference.  If you would like to work with the education committee or have questions, please send an email to the Education Manager at info@helpinghugsinc.org.  Sponsor a Child