Hope of Haiti, based at Mount Holyoke College, is a springboard project under the non-profit organization Reader to Reader. Hope of Haiti strives to provide the youth more access to education in Haiti, one school at a time. Since 2010 we have been working with Haitian community members in helping them provide education and resources to the children of the community of Pernier.
Currently, we are supporting the primary school Ecole Fratnerite Social de Fond-Vin located in Pernier, on the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince. We have provided books, uniforms, school supplies, and monetary funds to the school. Principal Dorce established the school in 1990. Due to financial hardships the school has low resources and has five teachers for the current 135 students. Even through their struggles, Principal Dorce remains strong and does not turn a child away due to lack of pay. This school serves as a beacon of hope to many families who cannot afford the costs of tuition.
Ecole Fraternite Social de Fond-vin was badly damaged during the earthquake. The school is in need of books, a bathroom, and a roof to cover them from the sun and rain when they study for exams. They also are in need of a school lunch program because we must fill their empty bellies before filling their brains. Please help us so that we are able to continue our endeavors in supporting the school.
Please visit our website at http://www.hopeofhaiti.org/ and take a look at Haeinn's story, as well as many more photos of the area and the children this project serves.