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On the inauguration day of their new school, the students of Marre à Coiffe met us at the bottom of the mountain. As we hiked together for the next two and a half hours up a steep and narrow footpath, it was clear that the journey with us to the top of the mountain was their way of saying thank you for helping rebuild their school after it was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

Our gratitude for the students and the parents of Marre à Coiffe is reciprocal. Collaboration is a Hope for Haiti core value, and the support we received from the entire community was what made the new school project possible. It takes one person eight hours to transport a single bag of cement up the mountain to the new school site in Marre à Coiffe. We needed to transport more than 350 bags of cement and tons of construction materials up the mountain, and the parents of Marre à Coiffe stepped up to make that happen. They did it to improve the quality of education for their children.  Read more

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Help Girls Like Jeunise Beat the Odds in Haiti!

Spotlight on Education: Jeunise Guillaume

Jeunise Guillaume continues to defy enormous odds in Haiti, where the enrollment rate for primary school is 57%, and fewer than 30% of those students ever reach the sixth grade (UNICEF). According to the World Bank, more than 200,000 Haitian children are not in school as a result of long distances required to travel to the nearest school, a lack of quality-trained teachers, and the small but unaffordable cost of uniforms and school supplies. Read below to hear how Jeunise continues to beat the odds using her own intelligence, self-resilience, and just a little support from Hope for Haiti’s Education Program. This month, we are kick-starting our Jump Back to School Campaign by raising $10,000 to send students like Jeunise back to school with all the supplies needed for a successful year.  Read more

 

December E-Gram: The Power of Hope in 2017

THANK YOU for an inspiring and impactful 2017! Your trust and support helped Hope for Haiti make a positive impact in the lives of more than 500,000 children, parents, and grandparents living in southern Haiti through investments in education, healthcare, infrastructure, water, and economy.

I want to thank our loyal volunteers, donors, partners and friends for sharing our audacious belief that despite the numerous challenges people face in Haiti, there is always a pathway to a better life. It’s because of YOU that our work is possible.

Here are some highlights of the impact of your support in 2017: Read more

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Fairfield County Business Journal- BLT boosts Haiti education

Stamford-based Building and Land Technology has teamed with Florida-based Hope for Haiti to sponsor a computer lab in Haiti, with more such sites on the way.

“Up until now, these students have been learning computers theoretically on a chalk board,” said Carl R. Kuehner, chairman and CEO of BLT, in a prepared statement announcing the project. “That is a major obstacle for kids trying to succeed in this world, and to have that obstacle removed is empowering for them. The majority of these students have never had the opportunity to actually touch or use a computer or access the incredible wealth of information and communication that’s available.

“Today that changes,” he said. “We believe this could have an immeasurable positive impact on their lives.”

Read article in full here.