In the 1980s we had the great privilege of meeting Hubert Ulysse, a man from Jean-Rabel, Haiti, who acquired his education in Port-au-Prince. When we met Hubert, he was stationed in the U.S. Navy in Chicago. It was there he began to formulate and direct the vision of helping the children of Haiti. Hubert was later transferred to a duty station in Norfolk, Virginia. After his discharge from the Navy, Hubert moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife and daughter to begin working in the large Haitian community there. A group of sponsors and dedicated individuals have come together to form this non-profit organization with the intend on expanding and exploring all options in support of this cause.
Our main goal is to provide a good quality education and skills which will enhance the quality of life for these children and their future. We understand that the essence of life is the value one has, and with value, anyone can achieve a better and happy life.
There are many needs in Haiti. Among the greatest of these is adequate educational opportunities for the children. Therefore, in 2002, the congregation in Bo Repot began a K-7 school. Subsequently, One Hope for Haiti created and began a sponsorship program to allow individuals and businesses to sponsor children to attend the school, since many children cannot afford school without sponsorship. The school presently has an enrollment of over 600 children.
The earthquake that ravaged the island nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010, has also challenged the school for the 2010-2011 scholastic year.