1Hope4Haiti is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the education of the children of Haiti by connecting benevolent sponsors to Haiti underprivileged children.
Although public education is provided in Haiti, the public education system cannot support the demand of the children. Therefore, most children never surpass the 6th grade. This has led to a high demand for private education. However, private education is a luxury few Haitian families can afford.
Recognizing this dilemma, 1Hope4Haiti operates a K-10 school in Bon Repos, Haiti, consisting of over 600 students and more than 20 staff and teachers. Each year, the students are tested against government educational standards and are advanced accordingly.
Since opening the school, named Institution Mixte Compagnon Chretien (I.M.C.C.), the influx of students has consistently exceeded the capacity of the facility and staff. Nonetheless, the school continues to receive every student it is able to seat because the only alternative is to deny these eager minds their hope for a better future.
As a result, there is always a dire need to improve and expand the facilities and services of the school. Since the earthquake of 2010, the school, like most of Haiti, suffered a major setback. The reconstruction efforts have been slow and arduous; nonetheless, the classrooms and office are operational again. The debris has been removed, the walls have been rebuilt, all of the U.S. Aid tarps have been retired, and the school has even added new bathrooms for both the girls and the boys.
As the community emerged from the devastation and to a sense of normalcy, the school began to swell with students once again. And, as before, the number of paid students paled to the who could not pay.
Without the help of our generous sponsors, the school could not to educate these children. It is our sponsors, private and corporate, who are the backbone of 1Hope4Haiti. They are the and fathers, the goodwill ambassadors, the beacons of hope for the children of Haiti.