COHEF (Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation) has been supporting 5 elementary schools in Kenscoff in addition to the university scholarships you were interested in.
Miami, FL 33176
We see in the media many examples of the immense problems facing Haiti. One of the problems is access to education. Only 50% of the children go past sixth grade. Education for Haiti (E.F.H.) is addressing this need by working with families in the town of Aquin to provide tuition through high school and beyond.
This is a program which has been operating since 2001, when Richard Ireland returned from the Peace Corps. Over that time he and a handful of friends have donated money to six families to assist their children’s access to school. These families represent thirty-three children. In November of 2012 we discovered that the investment has had wonderful success. Five have graduated from high school and three of those are pursuing professions in Nursing, Law and Engineering. The other two would like to start nursing school. Seventeen are still attending school. Most of them want to go into a profession. There are two others who have established viable businesses.
E.F.H. a 501 3c non profit is working to continue the legacy of this work by providing support for those in school and those who wish to continue. Using this model we plan to expand this to other families. Once we commit to a family or child, our commitment is to stay with that support until they have finished their education.
To put this in perspective: Less than 50% of children in Haiti graduate from the 6th grade. Less than 20% go to high school and only about 9% graduate from high school.
Economic development is essential for Haiti to address its needs. Teaching is one profession where educated Haitians can find work. Through supporting students we not only support their potential, but in a very real way contribute to the economy of Aquin.
Education for Haiti
11124 NE Halsey St. PMB 416
Portland Oregon 97220
The Friends of Haiti, Inc. (TFOHI) is an IRS-authorized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Specifically, this organization has been formed to: (a) provide relief to the poor, distressed, and underprivileged, and (b) advance education in the country of Haiti. Our organization has designed and developed a program to further advance our purposes.
The Friends of Haiti, Inc. helps the people of Haiti who are poor and most at risk. We support schools in Haiti with school supplies and a specific program of tuition assistance for the needy Haitian students. Our tuition assistance specifically targets the school for nurses and doctors. Haiti is in need of professional medical staff to assist in providing quality healthcare. We can think of no better area to find these professionals than in the country of Haiti itself. Therefore, we have sought to create a means to help encourage the people of Haiti to not only gain much needed education, but also for these educated Haitians to then give something back to their own country.
Friends of Hope International, Inc was founded by Esteban Almonte, Carmen L. Fernandez & Liony Batista. Having worked in humanitarian disaster relief, project development and the collaboration of sustainable projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Batista, Mrs. Fernandez & Mr. Almonte felt the need to work independently with a group of like-minded individuals to help empower others to forge their way out of poverty.
Our organization has been created to work with vulnerable and at-risk youth in Latin America and the Carribean; provide food asistance to impoverished communities and create self-sustainable animal husbandry, agricutlure and technical projects which would provide a source of income and empower people to move forward. We work primarily through local churches and humanitarian organizations. We also provide GIK donations to more than 300 beneficiaries throughout latin america and the caribbean.
We Organize, supervise and provide logistics for humanitarian missions trips to Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and United States.
9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351
Our mission is to help end poverty in Haïti by funding post-secondary education through fully subsidized scholarships to universities in Haïti.
Haïti College Fund (HCF) was established in 2005 to overcome the never-ending cycle of poverty and premature death in Haïti by addressing a core problem: lack of access to higher education.
A university education in Haïti serves two important outcomes.
✦ Ending dependency with its own indigenous class of professionals: Haïti will become less reliant on outside expertise to solve its many problems.
✦ Encouraging community development through application of acquired skills: HCF graduates will promote economic development and effect long-lasting improvements.
Students who are recipients of financial assistance from HCF are selected based on merit and need. Additionally, HCF provides scholarship applicants with a template for creating a business plan (updated annually) wherein they outline how they will use their education to provide for themselves and their local communities after graduation.
To date, HCF has supported eight students who have completed their university educations—three physicians, a nurse, an agronomist, a financial accountant, a veterinarian, and a business major who is operating a secondary school. In addition, two more students are in school now studying civil engineering and computer science. A better future for Haïti is already happening today.
HCF is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Although HCF pays some administrative expenses, the vast preponderance of the moneys we collect goes directly to benefit our scholarship recipients. They pledge to return to their home communities after graduation to apply their newfound skills and support development at the local level.
PO Box 86
Oakton, VA 22124
Haiti Lumiere de Demain was established in 1998 by Louisner Elneus. Reflecting on the many opportunities opened to him by his own education, Mr. Elneus has committed himself to helping reduce the high rates of illiteracy in his homeland. Through Haiti Lumiere de Demain, he hopes to assist a new generation of Haitians to think for themselves and become a positive contributing member of their communities.
Haiti Lumiere de Demain’s goals are to: build a system of lending libraries, support activities designed to encourage further learning beyond the classroom, provide books on a lending basis to students in primary school, provide scholarships to both teachers and students for further education.
611 Access Rd, 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT 06615
7 Rue Jordany II
Anse-a-Galets, La Gonave
Just Haiti works with subsistence coffee growers in Haiti to bring their fair trade, shade grown, chemical free coffee to US consumers.
Through our fair trade-plus model of doing business, Just Haiti aims to build an equitable and fair partnership between coffee consumers in the United States and coffee growers in Haiti. Our goals are for the growers to not only grow high-quality coffee but also to own and profit from all post-harvest operations required to export and sell their coffee. The growers in Haiti receive the full value of their labor, and consumers in the US purchase high-quality coffee at a fair price, knowing that the Haitian families who produce the coffee are earning a just wage.
Just Haiti works with the most vulnerable and economically at-risk communities, who would not otherwise have access to our technical assistance and market development. Just Haiti pays the fair trade price up front, without any reductions, then exports, roasts, packages, and sells the coffee in the United States. Afterward, all profits go directly to the growers and their families.
Our mission includes protecting Haiti’s fragile environment, and using environmentally sustainable packaging in the US. Our coffee is shade grown and produced without chemicals. Our packaging is compostable and made of recycled materials.
Washington, DC 20003 USA
The Monrovia Foundation for Haiti was founded in 2012 with a goal of helping the poor and disadvantaged people of Miragoane, Haiti by providing access to better education and helping to improve living conditions. Prior to formally founding the Monrovia Foundation for Haiti as a Non Profit 501(c) (3), its founders had been privately supporting the people of Miragoane, Haiti since 1989. Through the generous support of people from around the nation – and the world, we have been able to pay tuition for hundreds of schoolchildren each year. The Monrovia Foundation for Haiti has also donated computer equipment, school supplies and other educational necessities.
Our mission is ongoing, and our commitment to helping this community rise above its physical, environmental, and cultural challenges is unwavering. We believe that access to education is the key to Haiti’s future.
Riverside, CA 92517 USA
Founded by Sarah Wallace, Olive Tree Projects was created to help children in Haiti. We believe that the best way to achieve this goal is through ‘family preservation’ efforts – a term that has stemmed from a movement to keep children out of institutions.
The environment an orphanage provides cannot replace the family unit and, unfortunately, often causes harm. Children become isolated from the community and do not find the attention and care they need from the limited staff. To learn more about this issue and our philosophy visit www.wearelumos.org
Our goal is to prevent the need for orphanages and keep children in a family. Maternal mortality, unwanted children, and poverty are all reasons why children end up in orphanages. We work towards preventing these issues through 3 different programs:
1. Midwifery Centre
2. Foster Care Program
3. Recycling Depot
9921 Carmel Mtn Rd Suite 328
San Diego, CA, 92129
Canadian Mailing Address
PO Box 5303
Devon, AB T9G 1Y1