Because of your generosity and support, 663 students at Mercy & Sharing's John Branchizio School will be back in class on September 2, 2013! During the summer, they have participated in organized activities in the morning and received a hot, nutritious meal each day. Now that school is starting again, they will soon be back in a rigorous routine of academics.
Mercy & Sharing is excited to announce that 99% of all students at John Branchizio school passed the National Exam! This compares to the national average in Haiti of 70% and is quite an achievement for the students and teachers.
This year, we have added an 11th grade class. The well and chlorination system is working so that each child receives clean drinking water. Mercy & Sharing has also initiated a Mentor Speaking Program where community leaders speak to the students about their careers. Hearing from a succesful person encourages students to continue their studies. So far, students have heard inspirational messages from physicians, attorneys, business leaders, and a hotel owner.
With the funds that you have donated, we will soon be purchasing some new desks and chairs. These improvements will enhance the educational experience for students and teachers alike.
Please continue to support this project and know that you are making a DIRECT impact on the lives of students who are all dreaming about their futures.
Thank you SO MUCH for your donations so far to Mercy & Sharing's John Branchizio School in Port-au-Prince. I wanted to send you a brief report about the school and how your money has been spent so far.
First, enrollment at John Branchizio School has increased to 647 students in grades preschool through 10. These students study a core curriculum sanctioned by the Haitian Ministry of Education and receive a hot, nutritious meal every day!
Second, we have installed propane fueled stoves to cook the meals. These are rare in Haiti and much more clean and efficient than the traditional charcoal fired cooking methods prevalent in Haiti.
Third, we are making repairs to the well pump and chlorination system in order to continue to provide clean water for the students and staff.
YOU HAVE MADE a huge difference already!!! Next on our list are new desks, tables, and a computer room. YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT will make these improvements possible. Education is the key to Haiti's future and we are honored to partner with you in this important work!
Thanks so much for your generous donations to help us improve Mercy & Sharing's John Branchizio School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. So far, we have been able to repair a storm damaged roof, remove a building damaged in the earthquake of 2010, and install a wall to secure propane tanks used for cooking student meals. These repairs and improvements were only possible because of your contributions -- thank you!
There are over 600 students at John Branchizio School who would not otherwise receive an education were it not for Mercy & Sharing. This is why your support is so crucial.
Next on our list is installing a computer lab to connect older students with the outside world and provide valuable computer skills to help them find a job. Computer literate graduates are much more likely to find employment.
But we can only do this with your help! Please continue to give when you can and also tell your friends about this project through email and Facebook. We are a small organization and can only spread the word about our work with your help!
Thanks again for your compassion and support!
Thank you for your support of Mercy & Sharing's John Branchizio School! Enrollment has grown to 627 students who gather every weekday to study the core curriculum of math, reading, writing, history, French, and science. They also receive a hot meal each day. For many of these children, this is the only nutrition they receive.
Recently, the inspector of the Haitian ministry of National Education and Vocational Training visited John Branchizio School and was very impressed with what he witnessed. He did recommend, because of the size of our school, that we employ a nurse and have an infirmary for students who may be ill or if there is an emergency. We have contracted with a nurse to provide services for the students.
Your gifts this Christmas are crucial to the continued success of John Branchizio School and we are honored to partner with you in this important work!
Thanks so much for your support of this project to improve John Branchizio School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
School will be starting soon and we anticipate over 600 students to be enrolled in grades K-10.
Your continued support will enable Mercy & Sharing www.haitichildren.com to create a computer room, improve the playground facilities and equipment, purchase better classroom tables, and enhance security around the school perimeter.
Here in America, every child has the opportunity to go to school. But this is not the case in Haiti. Without your support, there will be children who cannot attend school because their families cannot afford tuition.
Thank you for your compassion and generosity!
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