Changing Haiti's future through education
Why education? Haiti is the poorest country in the West and it costs about $600/year for a child to attend school. However, the average family of 6 earns less than $500/year. When an individual is illiterate, they do not have the basic skills that a quality education offers and are often condemned to a life of poverty, ill health, and social exclusion. The good news is that education beats poverty. Children who attend school are not only healthier, better-nourished, and live more prosperous lives, but they become aware of their own potential in the world and are equipped with the life skills necessary to thrive in society.
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March 29, 2017
This is one of our kinedergarten students, Tedd Edme. We introduced him on this blog back in October because we were working hard to get him a medical visa. That visa was issued in February. When Tedd first arrived, we didn't know if he had any vision in his eye at all.Read more »
January 1, 2017
2016 was a great year for Haitian Roots! Thanks to YOU we were able to accomplish our goal of moving to a much larger and nicer school. We now have over 180 children at the Haitian Roots Academy, in addition to the 80 children still in our scholarship program. In 2016 we also..Read more »