Mirebalais Christian Schools

Mirebalais, pronounced Mĭrä-bä-lay, is a major community in the south-central part of Haiti on the Artibonite River. The area of Mirebalais has fertile soil, with rice and other crops grown there. The students at the Mirebalais Christian Elementary School sit on long wooden benches facing individual blackboards placed against the wall. A new well and pump was drilled in 2015 which provides water to the schoolchildren. Once children complete elementary school, they attend a school nearby called the Mirebalais Secondary School.

School Info

Official School Name: College Mixte Chrétien de Mirebalais
Principal: Veline Duverne Florestal
Vice Principal: Raphael Florestal
Total Students: 110
Number Sponsored: 60
Number of Teachers: 9
Grades Taught: Preschool (K1-K2) Kindergarten – 6th Grade
School Hours: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM (Kindergarten 8:00 – noon)
Facility: The main school building, funded with grants from Hope for Haiti’s Children, is constructed of concrete block with a metal roof and a concrete floor. It also serves as the meeting place for the Mirebalais Church of Christ. In 2018, HFHC purchased .35 acres of land across the street with a kitchen for the school’s hot lunch program and a future secondary school.

Current Needs – Mirebalais

Build New School on Purchased Land – In 2020, the new land was surveyed and leveled across the street from the existing church/school where the children meet. They are ready to begin the construction.

Phase 1: Dig footers and pour the foundation ($60,000)

Phase 2: Build the K-6th grade school building first floor ($150,000)

Friday VBS & Summer Lunch Program – The school wants to host a weekly VBS on Fridays in the summer and feed the children a hot meal with a take-home bag of rice and beans every week ($32/child)

You Can Help Today

Through a Child Education Sponsorship, you are helping to lift a child out of poverty and providing them the hope of a better life.

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.

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