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Haitian Educational Initiatives

Donate Now to Send Kids to School

For the last three years HEI has supported 84 scholarships for impoverished children who would otherwise have no access to education. We need $12,600 every year in order to register the kids in local schools, purchase their uniforms and shoes, and provide them with the backpacks, books and school supplies they need. This averages only $150 per child for a year of education.

You’ll Make a Big Difference

That year of schooling will hake a huge difference to the children's chances of survival and ability to support themselves. The nutrition they get will strengthen them again malnutrition and disease. Girls will delay pregnancy and be better mothers when they start their families.

We've Had Proven Success

In the three years we’ve been operating in Jacmel, 99% of our students have completed their school year and 86% have been promoted to the next grade. That’s an amazing accomplishment in a country where only half the children attend school and of those, most drop out by the 5th grade.

Don't Wait!

Please make your tax-deductible donation now. Many thanks from all the children, parents, and staff in Haiti!

Project Redwood Awards $20,000!

Project Redwood, the philanthropic foundation established by Stanford Business School Class of 1980, has awarded a grant of $20,000 to HEI to fund a year of tuitions, after school tutoring and summer camp costs for our partners Cercle Amis des Enfants en Situation Difficile (CASED) in dowtown Jacmel. This is the second grant we have received from Project Redwood and we are tremendously grateful for their support. Their funds have enabled the CASED tuition program to grow from 25 to 39 students, provided salaries for 5 teachers and 2 administrators, and furnished snacks that sustained 95 children through daily homework tutoring. In addition, 70 children a day experienced their first summer camp this year. As a result, our students are enrolling and succeeding in school in record numbers. Thank you, Project Redwood and Martha Parry Clark, our sponsor!

Our first summer camp

CASED paper flower workshop 2014

CASED children learn to make paper flowers

CASED crochet sumer camp 2014

Learning to crochet is tricky work

 

This was the first year HEI and our Haitian partners, Cercle Amis des Enfants en Situations Diffiles (CASED) and Fondation Jean Bellande Joseph (FJBJ), collaborated on summer camp. Altogether we treated over 140 students a day to arts and crafts, music and dance, computer training and other fun activities as well as that crucial element of the day – a snack or hot meal. The children, who have no other distractions in the summer, loved the structured time and hated for the day to end. Many thanks to all our generous donors who made this happen, especially Project Redwood. And congratulations to our hard-working partners on a very successful program!