UPDATE: Thank you so much for your quick and generous support. We were able to support 22 students, and I’m happy to report that they were all able to return to school immediately following the Carnival week. They should be finishing the year with their peers. Praise God!
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Recently, the government of Haiti has made changes to the way it supports local schools near Ganthier, Haiti. Most schools in Haiti are private, or receive minimal support from the government. Because of the recent changes, we have identified 17 children in Ganthier that will not be able to finish their school year.
A full year of tuition will cost a family anywhere from $35 to over $100 per child. This may not sound like much compared to tuition rates in the U.S., but for families in the remote areas of Haiti, this is an extreme challenge. Ganthier is a very small village of about 100 families, with little in the way of economic opportunities. Watch this video that we recently shot in Ganthier to learn more about these believers in Christ.
Here are a few pictures of the children who are in need. Of the 39 children we’ve identified, 17 are in extreme need. They range from 5 years old to 15. I’m afraid if we don’t get them back in school soon, they will fall well behind and possibly never have the opportunity to return.
If you would like to help us address this situation, please send us a note and we will keep you advised as we develop a plan to get them back into school.