“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ―Nelson Mandela
Institution Mixte Shalom des Frères was founded in 2003 in efforts to provide quality and low cost education to a rural population living in extreme poverty. Many of Ecole Shalom’s students are growing up in families with 8-16 children in some of the poorest regions of Haiti. Many students have lost parents and are living with relatives and neighbors. Often times parents and guardians can only afford to send one child in their home to school which leaves many of our students suffering from inconsistent education or no opportunity for education at all. Through our school sponsorship program, we offer a chance for some of our highest performing, but economically struggling students to attend our school.
A student sponsorship covers the cost of enrollment fees, one years tuition, books, school supplies, one healthy meal a day, new shoes and uniforms.
For our donors, sponsorship provides an opportunity to connect with a student, provide them with the priceless gift of education, and to develop a personal relationship that can last a lifetime.
Funds donated to our sponsorship program are utilized to directly support your sponsored student. One of the most rewarding aspects of our program is how donors get to know our students personally and witness the positive impact their donation has on their lives. We provide various ways in which sponsors are involved with our students, including sending regular updates of their progress in school, giving the option to write letters directly to them, and letting sponsors know about their current family’s living situation on a regular basis. We also invite sponsors to travel to Haiti, spend a week with HAC in the school and meet their student one-on-one!
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