“If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children. ”
At the HEART in Haiti School, we are committed to educating the whole child, empowering each student to reach his or her full potential. As we teach the next generation of Haitian leaders, we provide an education that reaches beyond academics. Our students share many life-changing bonds: education, of course, but also learning respect, responsibility, and critical thinking. They come to know and understand self-sustainability, a spirit of giving, sharing, and service. Most importantly, they care—for their school and for their community.
In Haiti, 90% of schools are private and many parents cannot afford to enroll their children. We know teaching problem solving and critical thinking is paramount in a country riddled with the numerous problems that come with poverty.
We currently teach grades K through 10 and, in the coming years, will expand through the 13th Grade, the highest level of Secondary Education in Haiti. Since our founding in 2010, we’ve positively impacted the lives of more than 2000 individuals through youth and adult education, health and dental clinics, donation distributions, employment opportunities, and community workshops. At present, 179 students are enrolled.
As we look to provide an education for our students without interruption, we need your support to reach our 2020 fundraising goals.
With our NYC partners, the Dudes of Disruption, we are seeking $100K to support initiatives requested by the teachers and administration of the school, including:
• Funds to expand their education by building new classrooms to house 11th and 12th-grade students
• Materials and labor to expand the library, including computers and tablets
• Technology and expertise to replace generators with sustainable solar power
• Teacher training and endowments to ensure our staff positions
Please help us continue to educate and inspire the future leaders of Haiti so that they can transform the world. Your support is critical to our success! Please donate today.