CanEducate is very proud to announce its continued partnership with Help for Haiti. CanEducate is formally extending an additional $11,000 grant to Help for Haiti for the 2020 year following a successful first year in 2019.
2019 partnership accomplishments
Help for Haiti was able to pay between 40-70% of the tuition cost for about 400 children to make sure they returned to school in January 2020. An example of the tuition assistance is Jean Ronel Morensy, a 19-year old local (CanEducate Ambassador at Marmalade school). Jean is in 9th grade and has been attending the school since 1st grade. He lives with his mom, one sister, and three brothers. His mom is a farmer who is not making much money to support all of her children. This school year, 2019-2020, because of financial hardship, one of his older brothers decided not to go to school so that Jean Ronel can. With the tuition assistance from CanEducate, his brother had to only come up with 60% of his tuition fees.
CanEducate and Help for Haiti have also identified two other students to act as ambassadors for the partnership in 2020. As the year progresses, we will share updates from these students.
CanEducate Ambassador Enia Bien-aimé. She is in 5th grade and 10 years old. Enia wants to become a doctor. She loves to read and write. Enia is very excited to be an ambassador for CanEducate at Institution Mixte Martin Luther de Platon (IMMLP) .
Other developments related to Help for Haiti
Help for Haiti has been working on developing a new school for the last several years. Help for Haiti is on track to open the school later in the calendar year 2020. Construction photos can be found below.
The 2019-2020 school year was a difficult year for Haitian students. Schools opened in September 2019 for only few weeks then were closed until late December due to political unrest. In January many parents were facing significant financial difficulties related to school fees and tuition payments because of the previous three-month shutdown of the country. CanEducate remains committed to support Help for Haiti and hopes that that the conditions improve and we can continue to promote the charities’ mission of supporting education for children in difficult circumstances.