The generosity of so many people who attend and sponsor and bid and give at the Schools for Haiti Gala makes a real difference in the lives of children in the Schools for Haiti Schools. In particular, the money we raise is going to two specific projects: The Wisconsin School in North Montrouis which serves around 185 kindergarten thru 5th grade students and The Educational Vision Complex, a property that will have elementary and high schools, two children’s homes, a mission house for visiting mission teams, and a community center.
Here are excerpts from a report for Gil Bailie, founder of Schools for Haiti, that he gave us right after the Schools for Haiti Gala in May:
Here what is happening at The Wisconsin School. The students did great on their fourth and final national exams. They consistently score at the highest level. We tested the teachers and are making one teacher change at The Wisconsin School. We have developed a new daily Bible curriculum that presenting 50 passages with a direct relationship to the student’s lives.
The kids are very appreciative of you making their school possible. We have not been able to create a healthy inexpensive snack bar to give the kids when they arrive at school, but we have found a local made snack that is affordable but not up to the original nutritious standards we wanted. This snack will give them something to eat until lunch. We are now using a new fortified rice that provides about 75% of the daily vitamins and minerals required. We are also doubling the amount of protein in their lunch.
We have started building the self-sustaining Educational Vision Complex. We completed the septic system and are finishing the laundry building which will be our temporary storage room for equipment and supplies. We did a ground breaking at the end of April for the schools. We want to get the school built ASAP so we can move the children into the new building. A Tampa based group, One Ball One Village, is installing a purified water system late this fall at Wisconsin and three other schools. Our plan is to tear down the existing Nazarene Church and move it to an adjacent piece of property if the church can get the owners to sell it. A family in Tampa has given us the money to pay for the new church. This will give us more room for our complex. Also a doctor who went on our mission trip last August is putting together a group of doctors in St. Augustine where she lives to turn the existing orphanage on the property into a children’ clinic. Only God could have put all this together.
Thank you for your love and support for the children.
You have blessed their lives
I hope you feel as excited as we do about the life-changing work that is happening in Haiti, giving a whole generation of children a brighter future through education, health and faith.