Our goal is to raise 1/3 of the capital require to build and maintain an institution of/for higher learning namely St. Francis De Sales Academy that will enrich the lives of the children and their communities. An organization such as St. Francis De Sales is critical to Haiti’s educational development. 40% of Haiti’s population of over nine million people is school-age children. However, one in four children did not attend school prior to the catastrophic earthquake. The limited number of schools in this impoverished nation also meant that over 2.25 million people will drop out of school thereby closing the door of opportunity. We all know that education is the cornerstone of individual and community success and is fundamental to economic pros perity. So we must attempt to foster opportunities for education. As Maya Angelou said “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”. Even though, we will not be able to fight all the woes of the country of Haiti, but we can deal a significant blow to the fight on Illiteracy. I ask for your help in this fight.