Our Goal is to establish a self-sustain primary school system to educate the young children in Haiti from pre-school to eight grades. The Literacy rate in Haiti is about 53%. This falls well below the 90% average literacy rate that other Caribbean countries and Latin America enjoy. In order for Haiti to develop we must invest in the” Human Capital”. We must open great possibilities to its people through education. We believe that educating people empowers them to think critically, become self sufficient, solve problems and even accomplish exploits. We are convinced that one of Haiti’s international heroes, Toussaint Louverture rose up to his status because being able to read, he was inspired by the following passage from the writings of Abbe Reynald.
” In order to overturn the edifice of slavery, to what tribunal shall we carry the cause of humanity? Kings, refuse the seal of your authority to the infamous traffic which converts men into beasts. But what do I say? Let us look somewhere else. If self-interest alone prevails with nations and their masters, there is another power. Nature speaks in louder tones than philosophy or self-interest. Already are there established two colonies of fugitive negroes, whom treaties and power protect from assault. Those lightnings announce the thunder. A courageous chief only is wanted. Where is he? that great man whom Nature owes to her vexed, oppressed, and tormented children. Where is he? He will appear, doubt it not; he will come forth, and raise the sacred standard of liberty. This venerable signal will gather around him the companions of his misfortune. More impetuous than the torrents, they will everywhere leave the indelible traces of their just resentment. Everywhere people will bless the name of the hero, who shall have re-established the rights of the human race; everywhere will they raise trophies in his honour.”*
Toussaint Breda, the slave, must have pondered these words, consulted his heart and in time felt that he was that great man who could liberate his people from slavery. Indeed he lived up to that call and became the Toussaint Louverture who was the Governor General of Haiti.
We know that as many more people become literate, they will be exposed to such passages that will inspire them to believe in themselves and strive to achieve greatness. As a result Haiti will see her children tackle her issues themselves and develop their own strategies for development.
Our immediate plan is to build, furnish and staff state of the art pre-k to philo schools in the communities we’re developing.
We will also establish professional schools to provide options for graduating high school students to earn a lucrative trade such as plumbing, hotel management, electricity, health care technician and others.
We started working on a project to build a school in the city of Cabaret, a city located 20 miles from Port-Au-Prince.
The total assessment to build the school is $ 333,000. We are holding fund raisers and other activities. If you would like to make a donation, please do so online by clicking the donate button or sending a check by mail. Your donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated.