Receiving an education in Haiti is a privilege. Haitian Christian Mission seeks to make education possible for 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 schools, we have several others that meet in churches. Many of them are rustic and simple, 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.
Our schools are supported by the child 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 still have a great need for sponsors, please email our sponsorship coordinator, Whitney for more information on signing up as a sponsor.