Receiving an education in Haiti is a coveted privilege. Haitian Christian Mission seeks to make education accessible to the children living in the areas where our churches are located. In Haiti, children attend kindergarten for three years, elementary school for six and then high school for seven. We have two high schools, one in Port-au-Prince and one in Fonds-Parisien. In addition to those two schools, we have several others that have school buildings, but many of our schools actually meet in churches with several different classes dispersed throughout the one main room. Many of them are pretty rustic, but they all are educating children that would otherwise have no chance at all to attend school.
Based on our 2019 annual report, 4,317 students were educated and fed daily in our HCM schools. We have over 254 teachers that are employed through our schools. And 12 schools that are supported through sponsorship.
We have a director of education that oversees all the schools, works in cooperation with each of the school administrators and organizes teacher training seminars for the teachers. In addition to academics, we also teach the truths of the Bible to our students and share about God’s love for them.
Our schools are supported in large part by our student sponsorship program. When you sponsor a child for $35 a month, you provide them with their school tuition, books, uniforms, and lunch. In addition, a portion of this goes to teacher salaries. We have many students still in need of sponsors, so if you would like to sponsor a child in Haiti, please email our sponsorship coordinator Whitney, or click on the button below for more information.
Play it Forward Staff
Play It Forward (PIF) is our sports ministry which was established in 2010 to promote education, a healthy lifestyle, and Biblical principles. Along with regular school classes, these kids receive Biblical training, leadership skills and focus on how sports help foster community development. Play it Forward provides one-on-one sports training and spiritual mentorship in a fun and active environment.
Volunteer teams can lead sports camps in soccer and basketball. We welcome training clinics in volleyball too.
We dream of expanding and improving the Play It Forward program. If you have a passion for sports ministry, please consider becoming a partner of PIF. Your support will help expand PIF to other areas throughout Haiti, offer our coaches further training and education, allow PIF to host foreign teams and players, and enable our athletes to serve in their community.