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Why Help Children in Haiti?  Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The impact of this spirit-crushing impoverishment is especially felt by the children whose families cannot afford the cost of education.  Since 1995, Hope for Haiti's Children has helped to establish and fund the construction of 10 Christian school facilities in partnership with local Haitian churches of Christ.  Located in the central and west regions of Haiti, these church affiliated schools serve over 2,500 children. Of the 2,500 children enrolled, over 1,550 are HFHC sponsored!

Hope for Haiti's Children serves to unite a child in need with a sponsor who provides that child with the funds necessary to receive a quality Christian education. We also manage grants to assist with vocational training for young adults, construction of new schools, and facility repairs/improvements.




 

Our Schools

Brajirois, pronounced Bra-jsha-wah, is located at the very top of a mountain, accessible only by 4-wheel drive vehicles. The community has no electricity and no running water. Families in this remote mountain village are so thankful for this school to educate their children! Once children complete elementary school, they go to the secondary school at the foot of the mountain, the Williamson Secondary School.

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Cazeau, pronounced Cä-zō, is a section of Port-au-Prince about one mile from the international airport. The Cazeau Christian Elementary School sits atop a hill adjacent to the Cazeau Christian Orphanage. The school is highly regarded for its academic excellence. One hundred percent of 6th grade students have passed their National Exam for six consecutive years. The children in this one-room school sit on wooden benches facing blackboard partitions. An after-school program is offered to teach basic computer skills. Once children complete elementary school, they go to the Delmas Christian Secondary School in downtown Port-au-Prince.

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Cite Soleil, pronounced Sĭ-tā Sō-lā, is a large seaside slum area of Port-au-Prince rife with drug trafficking, oppression, and gang warfare. Yet within this extreme poverty and despair, students find the Cite Soleil Christian Elementary School a safe haven secured behind a metal gate. In spite of the severe living conditions, the children attend school dressed in clean uniforms. They are grateful for the school lunch program that provides them with a hot nutritious meal every day. Once children complete elementary school, they go to the Delmas Christian Secondary School in downtown Port-au-Prince. 

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Delmas, pronounced Del-mah, is a large region of downtown Port-au-Prince. The Delmas Christian School is located on Delmas Street -- one of the busiest avenues in the city. Rebuilt after its complete destruction in the 2010 earthquake, this well-respected 3-story elementary and secondary school educates 580 students. Each year, new resources and classes have been added including a computer lab to educate upperclassmen.

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Dubuisson, pronounced Doo-bē-säw, is a small village about 5 miles northwest of Mirebalais on a major paved road. The area of Dubuisson has fertile soil, with rice and other crops grown there. This school has added grades 7-9 to better serve the children in the area. A well with a pump was installed in 2016 to provide clean water to the schoolchildren.

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Hinche, pronounced Hĭnch, has a population of about 50,000 people and is located in the center of Haiti near the Dominican Republic border. The students at the one-room Hinche Christian Elementary School sit on long wooden benches facing blackboard partitions. The school is now connected to city water and electricity. Once children complete elementary school, they attend a nearby secondary school called Sacre Coeur College.

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Mirebalais, pronounced Mĭrä-bä-lay, is a major community in the south-central part of Haiti on the Artibonite River. The area of Mirebalais has fertile soil, with rice and other crops grown there. The students at the Mirebalais Christian Elementary School sit on long wooden benches facing individual blackboards placed against the wall. A new well and pump was drilled in 2015 which provides water to the schoolchildren. Once children complete elementary school, they attend a school nearby called the Mirebalais Secondary School. 

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Pageste, pronounced Pä-jest, is a small village about ½ mile north of the Artibonite River from the city of Mirebalais. People travel to the village either by swimming across the river or by being ferried across in a handmade wooden boat. The students at the Pageste Christian Elementary School sit on long wooden benches facing blackboard partitions. In 2014, a well was dug to provide water to the schoolchildren. Once children complete elementary school, they attend the Mirebalais Secondary School. 

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Robert, pronounced Rō-bear, is located at the very top of a mountain with a beautiful view of the Caribbean ocean. Accessible only by 4-wheel drive vehicles, the community has no electricity and no running water. The students at the Robert Christian Elementary School sit on long wooden benches facing blackboard partitions. The school captures rain water in a concrete cistern which is used by the school, children, and church community. Once children complete elementary school, they go to the secondary school at the foot of the mountain, the Williamson Secondary School.

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Thomazeau, pronounced Tom-ä-zō, is a city approximately 1½ hour drive northeast of Port-au-Prince. The area to the north of the city has a mountain range, which has lost all its forests and much of its topsoil. Farmers still try to grow crops, but many families go hungry due to lack of water and poor soil conditions. Hope for Haiti's Children's Hope Center is on 22 acres to the northwest of Thomazeau in the Debas section and includes an orphanage, mission house, a micro-farm, community water well, and a new Thomazeau Christian School with six classrooms.  

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