Education Means Something

October 29, 2023

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Having enough food to provide energy for the day and having enough fuel to transport teachers and some faraway students to school: these are the biggest problems facing school children in Terre Blanche.

Yet, over 800 students make it to school daily, dressed in clean uniforms, eager to learn from committed teachers, and thankful for a hearty midday meal that may be unavailable at home. A light breakfast is also provided for the pre-kindergarten students to give them an added boost to start their day.

Despite the many challenges of life in Haiti, students and parents are thankful for the opportunity to learn and create a better future for themselves and their community.

We thank God for our dedicated teachers and staff that make this a reality.  Our school attracts qualified instructors and is recognized by the Haitian Department of Education for the excellent education our staff provides.

In these days of food insecurity for those in Haiti, school lunches are very important. Parents often send their children to school as much for the food as for the education. We are thankful for those who donate to provide nutritious meals for these children. Just $25 will buy enough rice and beans to feed 100 students.

by Susan Paynter, R.N., HFH board member

Traditional rice and beans are provided for the midday meal; for many, this is their only meal of the day.

Students, pre-kindergarten through high school, line up in their class rows, sing the national anthem, and join in prayer before starting their studies.

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