International Ministries

Educating Haitian Children

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.

Goal: $26,250

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.

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.

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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.