Mercy & Sharing

Mission Statement: Striving to end the cycle of starvation, illiteracy and despair that is destroying the lives of abandoned and orphaned children in Haiti through education and the development of opportunity for an independent future. WHO WE ARE Mercy & Sharing is a U.S. based, Haitian-registered, non-profit organization that provides care and education to abandoned, orphaned and disabled children in Haiti. In our 17-year history, we have cared for Haiti's most vulnerable children and established a reputation for excellence in our comprehensive and community-based programming. Mercy & Sharing rescues the abused, abandoned and disabled and provides them with care, rehabilitation, ed...
Feb 25, 2015

Our Preschoolers Play, Learn, and Grow Together

JB Preschool Children
JB Preschool Children

John Branchizio School remains one of the top 10 schools in the Tabarre area of Cazeau, educating 667 students in grades Preschool – 12th and employing 45 teachers, cooks, janitors and other support staff.

Our JB preschool grades are studying geometric shapes (triangle, square, circle), names of body parts (mouths, eyes, ears, etc.), imagine identifications, (objects in the classroom, members of family, etc.), language aspects (student name, name of the school,classmates, etc.), math (counting from 0 to 30), sorting and grading exercises according to
colors, creative dance, coloring activities and French communication, beginning with vowels.

At this level, some students take more time to achieve desired results, however, “the Preschool
teachers, while taking care to prepare their lessons, motivate, educate and guide the children on
the applications of lessons”, as quoted by the Director of Education.

We love watching these little ones play, learn, and grow together!

JB Preschool
JB Preschool
Little One Learning
Little One Learning
Our Little Benjamin
Our Little Benjamin

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Nov 25, 2014

Creating A Better Tomorrow For Haiti

Students braved the streets & made it to school
Students braved the streets & made it to school

C.I.T.E. (Community Institute for Teaching and Education) School in Cite Soleil, a slum in Port au Prince, was the location of Mercy & Sharing’s first primary school and nutrition program.  In 2010 this project was threatened by gang violence and direct threats of harm if Mercy & Sharing did not pay the local gangs for protection.  Rather than paying the gangs, Mercy & Sharing’s staff relocated the school outside the local gang area, in a nearby location in Cite Soleil.  The school has been operating since without any threats.  A few months ago, we visited C.I.T.E. and found only a handful of students and teachers. Unfortunately, a conflict had broken out in the streets.  Violence still occurs at times making it impossible for many of students to attend, but those who can overcome the difficulties of a reality they live with show up.  They know the importance of education in fulfilling their dream of a better life. 

Mercy & Sharing believes the only sustainable solution for Haiti’s future is quality education that prepares students to be productive citizens.  A proper educational environment is the foundation for creativity, problem solving and leadership skills.  By providing education for children who would otherwise not be in school, Mercy & Sharing is creating hope and opportunity.   Mercy & Sharing’s goal is to provide an environment of love and education that lends itself to developing happy, healthy, and productive members of Haitian society.   

Mercy & Sharing is dedicated to creating a new reality in Haiti.  A reality where children can go to school unafraid – to an environment conducive to learning – constructing a better tomorrow for themselves and their country. Today, Mercy and Sharing is educating over 1100 students in 3 primary schools and a Technical and Trade School for young adults.  We also offer a hot meal every day for all students.  Our John Branchizio School added a 12th grade this year.  With adequate funding, we look to add additional grades and increase enrollment at all of our schools.  Thank you – with your help we WILL make a new reality in Haiti.

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Nov 18, 2014

The Miracle of First Steps

Co-Founder Joe Krabacher finding  a child in need
Co-Founder Joe Krabacher finding a child in need

A young boy maybe 10 years old has recently arrived at Mercy & Sharing Village and become part of the children we have promised to care for. He has lived in the mountains above  the Village all of his life. His stiff little body could hardly move.  His mother, would place him under a fallen tree every day before she hiked several miles to a village to sell vegetables.  In a good month she would make $10.  The people in his Village call him "cocobai" meaning not human. The little boy has never worn clothes or seen a doctor other than the witch doctor in the village, who told the village the family is cursed. "There is no hope for this kind of demon possession.”

A month ago we were blessed to have a group of medical experts from Tennessee who hiked that mountain and met this boy.  They specialize in medical evaluation and therapy for disabled children. “Can we help him?” we asked one of the experts,  She took him in her arms and starting examining his limbs.  She looked up, squinting in the sun and said “yes, I think we can”.   That’s all we needed.  Hope.  That’s all he needed.  We made arrangements to get him down the mountain to Mercy & Sharing Rehabilitation and Therapy Center.  Two days later……he took his first steps!

For now, this miracle boy is part of our Guardian Angel Promise 126 program. With your help, we can keep our promise to care for these children. To make sure they survive and thrive.

Child in need becomes miracle boy!
Child in need becomes miracle boy!

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