Poverty Keeps Haitian Kids from School
The World Bank recently reported that more than 200,000 Haitian children lack access to any form of education.
This is partly due to the fact that 90% of Haitian schools are privately run and require tuition fees. This represents a significant barrier to entry for many children whose families cannot afford the cost of tuition, books, transport and uniforms.
Thankfully, Espwa schools provide affordable education to over 1200 resident and non-resident kids from Southern Haiti communities. A nominal tuition is asked for, but like many Catholic schools in the US, families that cannot pay the low tuition fees are never turned away.
Click on the short video clip below to hear
Father Marc talk about
founding his first school at Camp-Perrin
Our School Lunch Programs Fight Malnutrition
Hunger and malnutrition present a big problem in both long and short-term academic performance.
Enter Pwoje Espwa’s school lunch program!
Our program feeds each student a warm lunch every day. Studies show that comparable school lunch programs in the U.S. improved attendance, in-class focus and comprehension, higher standardized test scores and improved overall academic performance.
Haitian children are no different than our own.
They deserve a chance to learn and grow so that they can eventually live
independently with dignity.
Our schools are totally dependent upon your support.
Please help us keep our schools open and thriving.