Partners for Haitian Children

Founded in 2006, PHC supports community-based institutions which educate vulnerable Haitian children so that they can reach their potential and become builders of a new Haiti where justice and peace thrive. Currently, PHC partners with the Haitian Congregation,the Little Sisters of St. Theresa (PSST), an indigenous Haitian congregation which has been serving the poorest of the poor in Haiti since 1948 and enjoys the trust of the communities where it operates. The education that they provide stresses values and ethics such as dignity of each person, respect for life and sense of the common good.
Jul 13, 2015

NUTRITION AND EDUCATION FOR ALL

FOOD AND EDUCATION FOR ALL
FOOD AND EDUCATION FOR ALL

Much remains to be done to ensure full implementation of the Head Start for 230 Pre-School Children in Haiti project as outlined in our most recent report  sent to donors two days ago.

This past year because of the unexpected and abrupt suspension of the School Feeding Program, subsidized by the Government of Haiti since 2008, Our Lady of Perpetual Help primary school was not able to provide each child with a nutritious daily meal--for many  the only meal of the day. About half of the children suffer from hunger, abdominal pains and/or headaches, conditions that adversely affected their cognitive and educational performance during the school year 2014-2015.

To sustain progress achieved so far through implementation of the early education initiative project, it is urgent, at the onset of the 2015-2016 school year, to resume giving  a daily nutritious meal to each child.

Your support for nutrition and education will increase the  probability of success  in primary school and beyond for preschoolers like Vanessa, Jeremie, Rose and Mayck whose stories were told in previous reports. 

One great day to support education and nutrition for the preschoolers and enhance their learning will be WEDNESDAY JULY 15TH starting at 9:00:01 EDT when GlobalGiving will provide a 40% match to donations made on line until available matching funds are spent.

The children and the Sisters pray daily for their benefactors.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas at: info@p-h-ch.org

On behalf of the children MESI ANPIL! (BIG THANK YOU IN HAITIAN CREOLE)

 

 

Monique P. Garrity

Jul 10, 2015

THE GIFT OF NUTRITION AND EDUCATION FOR AT RISK HAITIAN PRESCHOOLERS

CHILDREN IN NEED OF FOOD
CHILDREN IN NEED OF FOOD

 

Most of the children attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help primary school in Petite-Riviere de l’ Artibonite are exposed to multiple risks including poverty, malnutrition and poor health.

Over the past six years, notable progress has been achieved at the school: its enrollment doubled from 300 to 600; textbooks and pedagogical materials were made available; pass rates in national examinations improved. Also noteworthy was the hiring of better prepared teachers. In 2008, a school feeding program, subsidized mainly by the Government of Haiti, was launched, providing each student with a daily nutritious meal including rice, beans, vegetables and occasionally meat and fish. For the majority of the children this was the only meal of the day. 

The unexpected and abrupt elimination of the program at the beginning of school year 2014-2015 created a crisis at the school. Most of the children came to school hungry; some suffered from abdominal pains and/or headaches. Moreover, the children's cognitive and educational performance was also adversely impacted.

The Emergency Food Situation in School microproject launched at the end of the school year in May 2015 aimed at addressing this crisis. Thanks to your generosity, we reached our goal of $3,000.  When the 200 three to five- year- olds return to school in September 2015, they will benefit from a daily nutritious meal for at least the first three months.  We expect that this meal will make them more attentive and better able to learn. 

The daunting challenge of raising additional funds for the remaining six months of the year remains. Please help us sustain the progress achieved so far. You can do so by giving to the Head Start for 230 pre-School-Children- in Haiti project ( see link below).

One great day to support the feeding program for the preschoolers will be Wednesday, July 15th starting at 9:00:01 EDT when GlobalGiving will provide a 40% match to donations made on line until available matching funds are spent.

Thank you for your interest in and support for this project that provides nourishment and education to at risk Haitian preschoolers.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas at:

info@p-h-ch.org

Gratefully

Monique P. Garrity

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Jul 9, 2015

QUALITY EDUCATION FOR HAITIAN PRE-SCHOOLERS

READY TO LEARN!
READY TO LEARN!

The 2014-2015 school year ended in June for the 200 K and pre-K children at Ecole Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours in Petite-Riviere de l’ Artibonite.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors during this past year, pedagogical materials were again made available, teachers were better trained and remunerated, and two additional teachers were hired. This brought the total number of teachers and teachers’ aides to 8 and resulted in a student- teacher ratio of 25:1 compared to a high of 37:1 prior to the launch of the project.

Normil, head teacher of the pre-school, summed up her assessment of progress achieved: “ Because of the training we received last year and again at the beginning of this school year, for example on how to introduce the French language into communications, pre-numeracy and hygiene, among other topics, we were able to better educate the children. The children's academic level has improved and they are now more forthcoming and able to keep up with most activities. This past year was exciting for the teachers, the children, and their parents”.

Thank you very much for your interest in and support for our project. For next school year 2015-2016, please help up sustain progress achieved and continue bringing quality early childhood education to those at risk Haitian children.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas at info@p-h-ch.org

 

Gratefully

 

Monique P. Garrity

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