Monday, July 11, 2011

Dreams of School Become Possible

Ever since the devastating 7.0 M earthquake struck Haiti on January of 2010 the children living in the tent city in the community of Meyotte have been patiently waiting for the chance to go to school.

This fall, thanks to your support, Reader to Reader’s Hope of Haiti project is sponsoring 20 children to attend school. The children will attend the Lekol Fraternite Social in Pernier and Lekol Centre Technic in Meyotte. Both are primary schools in Port Au Prince area.

Although one year of school costs only $150, most parents are unable to pay, leaving their children uneducated only for a lack of money.

Haeinn Woo, Hope of Haiti’s founder and director (and recent Mount Holyoke graduate,) says “Haiti is definitely changing for the better but there is still so much work to improve the education system in terms of access and quality. I learned how challenging it is to form a good relationship across class and cultures However, we are building trust and experience and learning much as we work together and take small steps forwards. The children in school uniforms are the greatest pride and symbol of hope to the Haitian families.“

Haeinn’s visits to Haiti this January and again this June to collaborate with the Haitian grassroots organization OFPADAH have been the driving force behind the project, and she spent her final semester in college constantly fundraising to get the funds to support these children in their desire for education.

This fall, thanks to Haeinn and Hope of Haiti, 20 students will receive the gift of learning. Consider joining us in supporting their education: online donations are accepted at

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