Education makes a future in which opportunity and choices are possible, choices that many adult Haitians, do not have because they are illiterate. According to the CIA World Fact Book 48% of Haitians age 15 and over are illiterate. In rural areas we serve illiteracy rates are estimated to be 75%.
- 50% of all children in Haiti do not ever go to school
- Going to school is a privilege, not a right for Haitian children
- Even Public Schools are not free
- Most families cannot afford to send their children to school
The lack of access to education and opportunity create many issues that tear families apart.
- Parents leave the family to go to the city to find work
- Children are given up as Resteveks in exchange for the hope they will receive an education
We have a variety of educational programs to best meet the needs of the communities we serve. In Cavaillon, Masson and Kenscoff we fund the schools, in Belle Anse we pay the tuitions of 300 students at local schools.