Sponsor a Child
Through a Child Education Sponsorship, you are helping to lift a child out of poverty and providing them the hope of a better life. Your sponsorship pledge benefits more than just your child; it benefits the child’s family and strengthens their school, church, and community.
Just $36/month provides a Christian education for an under-privileged Haitian child. Any individual, family, group,or congregation can sponsor a child.
Every penny of your $36/month goes directly to help your sponsored child. No monies are taken out for fundraising or for U.S. administrative expenses.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27
What does your sponsorship provide for a child?
Tuition – entrance fees, exam fees and monthly tuition at a Haitian Christian school
Books & School Supplies – required school books, school supplies, and a backpack
School Uniform – one new uniform at the beginning of each school year
Health Care – an annual medical exam and paid access to a medical clinic throughout the year
Special Gifts – End-of-school-year gift
Transportation – daily to/from select schools
What do you receive as a sponsor?
An annual update on your sponsored child and a recent photo.
A translated letter from your child.
Statements that serve as a tax-deductible receipt of your giving.
HFHC enews and printed newsletters which contain news, prayer needs, inspiring stories and photos of the exciting works in Haiti.
The option of writing to your sponsored child.
The joy of knowing that you have changed the life of a child forever.
FAQ – Education in Haiti
When is school in Haiti in session?
Haitian children attend school from mid-September through the month of June.
What percentage of children attend school?
Are grade levels structured differently?
A National exam is given in the 9th grade. If a student does not pass this exam at the end of the year, they must repeat the grade again. One factor that makes this exam even more challenging for the students is that it is given in the French language, not their native Creole!
Although a student may complete the 13th and final grade, they must also pass a standardized National Exam to receive a diploma. Students spend the entire year preparing for this difficult exam. If they do not pass, they can retake the exam or repeat the grade and try again.
How do Haitian kids spend their summer?
Most will stay home and some might visit family members in other villages.
For teens ages 13-16, they will count the days until they get to attend HFHC’s summer camps held in June, July, and August.
How do Haitian students view education?
Education is highly valued by all, and young people know that it is essential in helping them escape the cycle of poverty.
They are so very grateful for the opportunity to attend school!