Educating Haitian Children
About this Mission Project
The late Rev. Jean Luc Phanord had a vision to lift up the impoverished families of Haitian sugar cane field workers in the Dominican Republic. He realized that the key was to educate the children so that their future would hold the promise of leaving the cane fields.
Establishing a school in Batey 35 was a start, but providing a good Christian education so that children will be able to enter high school requires consistent financial support. This project seeks to supply steady support to address ongoing needs.
- $500 provides a student with school workbooks and a tablet computer, or it feeds all of the students a meal each day for a week.
- $1,500 buys two sets of truck tires for the vehicle used to transport students over roads that are so bad that a bus could not make the trip, especially in the rainy season.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $26,250 to provide an education with a Christian emphasis to Haitian children of the sugar cane workers in Batey 35 in the Dominican Republic. It will begin a nutrition program and give the teachers a fair wage.
This project will be managed by members of the Christ’s American Baptist Church along with the school principal. It is anticipated that this project will help 75–100 Haitian children.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with the congregation of Christ’s American Baptist Church that this school can remain open, providing an education and hope for the future while sharing about true hope in Christ.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Dominican Republic/ School at Batey 35 on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
The school at Batey 35 has been operating for 14 years and has allowed many students to reach their dream of choosing a career where they can better serve their families and communities. Some have gone on to become nurses, doctors, teachers and builders.