This past week, Haiti announced that it has at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19. The government declared a state of emergency and closed its airports and borders - as well schools. We at EIM made the difficult decision to cancel classes for the time being as we wait to see how the situation develops.
Our students and teachers are still engaging in lessons digitally. But this is definitely a setback, coming on the heels of class cancellations last fall due to political instability.
As we all know, striving for education is a nonstop pursuit - no matter the circumstances. Regardless how long this closing lasts, EIM is committed to paying our staff and finishing the academic year, even if it takes a little longer and requires some unorthodox strategies.
You can help us make that happen by donating through our GlobalGiving page - and today, Friday, March 27, GlobalGiving will provide 50% matching on all donations up to $50!
Donate this week to amplify your impact!
With love and gratitude,
Mar 2, 2020
Update from EIM Haiti
By Kate Marino - Project Leader
EIM students studying outside
Dear EIM supporters,
Thanks to your generous contributions, we are back up and running again! We were able to seamlessly resume classes after the temporary shut down late last year that was brought on by public protests and demonstrations. EIM students are grateful to be back in class, and are studying extra hard to make up for lost time so that we can conduct our yearly exam process on time this summer.
The political situation remains fragile, so please keep Haiti and EIM in your thoughts. You can continue supporting our journey this year at our GlobalGiving fundraising page.
With many thanks, EIM