After traveling to Haiti on a service mission to aid in the construction of an orphanage, the founding members of Haiti RIsing were struck by a devastating reality: without access to education, the vibrant and curious children at the orphanage would stand little chance of thriving as adults in an already impoverished country. Basic primary and secondary school education is available only to those children whose families have the means to pay; there is virtually no public education system in Haiti. Without private funding, abandoned and orphaned Haitian children have no chance of attending school. Haiti Rising was born out of the commitment to give these children access to quality education.
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