Education at St. Paul’s School

Education at St. Paul’s School

 

 

Serving the Poorest of the Poor

Haiti’s children face a future of hunger, illiteracy, illness and unemployment if they don’t go to school. Education is the fastest way out of dehumanizing poverty. The Colorado Haiti Project supports St. Paul’s School in Petit Trou de Nippes in rural Haiti, providing quality education for 700 preschool-to-10th grade children. Public education is sparse and uneven in rural areas. The Colorado Haiti Project is the main source of financial support for this school.

A Step Up

Each year the school continues to expand, having started with only 3 outdoor class rooms to now, a two-story building with dozens of classrooms. In 2013, St. Paul’s School was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Haitian Ministry of Education and has become a model for the region. One hundred percent of the 6th and 9th graders passed the national exam to move forward. This quality education is the most hopeful path for the community’s children, and gives them a chance to break the cycle of poverty. At school, the children also receive a nutritious meal and have access to clean water, health services, and higher education scholarships and vocational training.

Building Capacity—the Long Term Impact

St. Paul’s School is providing this rural Haitian community its first generation of literate children. Students have gone on to manage the water wells, teach at the school, work as health workers and in many other ways take leadership positions in the community. This opportunity to receive a quality education will enable local youth to lead the community towards economic development and sustainability. Education is at the core of this capacity building, and St. Paul’s School provides this invaluable resource to the people of Petit Trou, Haiti.

Click here to meet some of St. Paul’s students.

Together we help sustain a welcoming environment, where hope for a better life is real, because access to a good education is real.

$15 Will sponsor a girl for her first two weeks of school. No one from her extended family has ever stepped foot in a school before today.

$25 Will serve a month of free school lunches to the kindergarten class.

$45 Will pay to provide de-worming medication to all 700 students for the entire school year!

$60 Will underwrite 10 weeks of schooling for a middle school boy.

$120 Will provide textbooks and teaching materials for one whole kindergarten class.

$300 Will allow one child to attend school for the entire school year.

$600 Will pay for the entire mathematics program at the elementary school.

$3,000 Will provide an education for a class of 10 kids for one whole year.

Please contact our office for more details 303-938-5021303-938-5021 or donate online.

 

Please note we do not assign individual students to donors.

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