Education

Educating both mentally and spiritually, we walk with at-risk children and families to break the cycles of poverty and unemployment. Rather than focus on only the child, we include the child’s caregiver, working to build the family unit, and bring hope to their future.

Education

Educating both mentally and spiritually, we walk with at-risk children and families to break the cycles of poverty and unemployment. Rather than focus on only the child, we include the child’s caregiver, working to build the family unit, and bring hope to their future.

OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Change starts with providing a new direction for a child and then staying the course over a long period of time. We have several programs focusing on education and child development, each working together to create a path leading to generational change for the children of Haiti.

Early Childhood Development

Walking with children and their caregiver, this program addresses the critical window of development for children ages 0 through 2.

Pre-school Program

Our preschool program focuses on helping children in Haiti thrive, preparing them for school and giving them a chance to grow.

Education Scholarships

This program supports school-age students through their education by providing a scholarship to cover tuition fees, books, clothing, shoes, food, and school nurses. 

First Thousand Days

First Thousand Days (or “Mil Jou” in Creole) focuses on the First 1000 Days of a child’s life and provides critical early intervention and education for health, protection, brain development, and nutrition to provide the best possible start in life for these precious little ones.

The Problem
92% of brain growth in children occurs before the age of five. Chronic malnutrition and unhealthy living conditions, as a result of poverty, are leading causes of stunted physical and cognitive development for children in rural areas of Haiti, preventing them from reaching their full potential to become productive members of society.
Our Solution

We focus on a holistic approach to bring sustainable change to a community through sharing and showing the love of Jesus, and providing experiences that will help children thrive to age five.

Clean water and a nutritional meal are provided each day. Children are given opportunities for physical and mental development that they would not otherwise have access to.

HOW OUR PROGRAM WORKS

Nutrition, clean water, and early childhood experiences, which stimulate brain growth, are key elements in healthy brain development.  Early intervention from birth to age five will substantially and positively impact physical growth, mental development, social development, health and the overall well-being of not only the child, but also the entire family.

Our program focuses on 5 key areas for healthy development. These are nutrition, stimulation, health, protection, and spiritual development. We also target the parents, providing meals, health education, and spiritual development classes. Much of this effort is in relief and to address the physical needs of a child and parent in those critical first 1,000 days.

  

WE PROVIDE

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Health education and monthly health checks for children
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Parent volunteer investment
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Staff and resources for discovery learning
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A nutritious meal served five days a week / clean water

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Scheduled home visits
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Safe home assessments

Pre-School Program

Yellow Iron School of Light is an integral part of our Love in Action initiative. The pre-school works with children from ages three to five and enables them to thrive and grow in a way that gives them hope for a better future.

HOW OUR SCHOOL WORKS

After children and parents have completed the First Thousand Days development program, children are enrolled in the Yellow Iron School of Light. The school has three classrooms for ages three, four, and five.

The school focuses on the cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual development of the child. Students have access to learning tools found in few other classrooms in Haiti.

Yellow Iron School of Light seeks to prepare children, not only for the next level of primary education in Haiti, but is providing the foundation for lifelong success. Children in the school learn in French, which is the language of government and commerce, along with Creole and English.

Finally, we ask parents to invest in their child’s education by volunteering at the school, assisting with set-up and clean-up of the classroom, and serving breakfast and lunch each day.

 

WE PROVIDE

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Cognative, emotional, social and spiritual development

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Health education and monthly health check-ups

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A culturally sensitive cirriculum taught by Haitian teachers

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Teacher student ratio 10:1

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Safe home assessments
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Parent volunteer investment
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Scheduled parent teacher conferences twice yearly  

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Scheduled home visits by teacher

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Breakfast and lunch served every class

Scholarship and Sponsorship Program

180 for Haiti is a scholarship program designed to provide a way for Haitian children to attend school.

The Problem

According to UNICEF, 40% of children in Haiti do not attend primary school. This fact says attend, not graduate. Worse yet, only 18% of males and 21% of females attend secondary school. Only one out of three who start primary education will finish 6th grade.

That leaves roughly 1.4 million children under the age of 15 not getting any formal education. Haiti’s education rate is one of the worst in the world.

Our Solution

Educating the next generation is one of the areas that can help break the cycle of poverty. We run the 180 for Haiti school scholarship programs in response to this need.

By intetionally meeting the physical and financial needs of students, we are preventing future roadblacks to their education. we dramatically increase the chances of a child continuing and completing their education.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Educating the next generation is one of the areas that can help break the cycle of poverty. Many in Haiti cannot afford the most basic of tuition fees for their children. Our 180 for Haiti scholarships allow grade-school children to receive an education through a local school. Our sponsorships remove the obstacles preventing children from attending school.

First, we meet the physical needs of children by covering the cost of their education. This removes financial burdens from families. We also provide access to a school nurse, catching many of the illnesses that prevent kids from attending school.

Second, we meet the mental needs of children by providing them with daily meals. Without access to food, cognitive function in the brain is slowed and it is harder to learn. By filling empty stomachs, we see dramatic increases in attentiveness in the students.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

We intentionally work alongside local schools to help develop teachers and educators, who can be equipped to not only improve the level of education in Haiti, but actively invest in each class and student. Also, by supporting local schools, we help secure an education for future generations. By reaching out to these people, we provide a source of income and teach a valuable life-time skill in the process.

OUR 180 FOR HAITI SPONSORHIP PROVIDES:

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Scholarships to attend school
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Books and school supplies
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School uniform
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Access to a school nurse

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School lunch program

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