The Haiti Education Foundation has been given an opportunity to restore the cornerstone of our ministry and mission to bring EDUCATION to the children in the remote mountains of southern Haiti. A donor has stepped forward and offered a matching program to secure funding for the reconstruction of St. Matthias High School in Grande Colline (Cherident), Haiti.
St. Matthias High School in Cherident (aka Frances Landers Tech) once proudly stood as the cornerstone of our mission of education in Haiti. Pere Albert and Frances, along with many others, implemented the growth of great programs to make this high school one of the top ten educational programs in the country. On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, all of the structures on the campus were destroyed by the devastating earthquake. Since that time, the children have been attending school in temporary structures. This has impacted the learning environment and morale of students and teachers alike.
The plan for reconstruction is to build a 10 classroom facility at a cost of $103,000.00. We hope to raise $50,000.00 by September 1, 2017. Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us as we seek to rebuild and renew HOPE in the Cherident community?
Update 8/08 - The total given to the project is now at $40,150.00. Thank you to all who have given. We have a little ways to go yet. Let's do this!
Update 7/25 - As of today $17,050.00 has been donated to this project. Thank you so much for all who have responded so far. Please help us spread the word to others who may be willing to help.
Free public education is something most of us take for granted. But in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, private schools are the only schools and very few families can afford even the most modest tuition.
The Haiti Education Foundation (HEF) is the result of one woman's effort to make a difference in the lives of the children of Haiti.
In a nation as devastated as Haiti, it is difficult to decide where to begin to offer help. But education is the one gift that multiplies in the sharing.
For barely more than pocket change, you can help a Haitian girl or boy read, write, master a trade, and study God's Word. Your gift will purchase hope for a child, a family, a school, a village and a country.
HEF changes the life of every child who participates. With your help in keeping these schools open, the history of Haiti will be changed!
You can contact the HEF office at 870-862-1252 or .
Announcing our new fundraising project with Alternative Gifts International (AGI). Please support our "Scholarship for Students" project for Haiti by visiting this link to Alternative Gifts. AGI is running a one year campaign for our cause. We encourage you to "like" Alternative Gift!