Our school sponsorship program in the Village of Lafito began in 2016 with four boys who were living on the streets and beginning to get into trouble. We recognized that without intervention, trouble was ahead for both the boys and the community. We enrolled the boys in school, equipped them with uniforms and supplies, and met with family members to get them back into a home setting. No child should be living on the streets.
The next year, more people came on board, and we were able to pay for school fees, supplies and tutors for 17 children who otherwise would not have the opportunity for education. In our third year, we sponsored 30 children for school, and will continue with 30 child sponsorships each year. We have capped this sponsorship program at 30 children for now because we are supporting the community's most troubled and vulnerable children, who require a great deal of mentorship and support. We are committed to quality over quantity in our sponsorships.
Our model is to place our sponsored kids in schools in the community. The opportunity for education offers hope for a better future to the kids, and relieves pressure on their families allowing them to stay together. The added enrolment in community schools also helps the schools to continue to employ teachers and support staff from the community. We also hire tutors to promote success, as many parents may not be able to help their children with homework as they themselves may have never had an opportunity to attend school. Helping one child, helps the community!
The cost of a school sponsorship is $360 CDN annually, or $30 per month, which covers tuition, school fees, uniforms, shoes, books, school supplies, and tutors. Sponsors receive a photo and information regarding their sponsored child. Prayers for our sponsored children and their family are just as important as the financial sponsorship they receive. We happily deliver letters to our sponsored children in Haiti so sponsors can let them know they care!
If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please click on the button provided to send us an email so that we can provide you with more information regarding child sponsorship.
The cost of a school sponsorship is $360 CDN annually, or $30 per month, which covers tuition, school fees, uniforms, shoes, books, school supplies, and tutors.