Project #7101

Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Feb 7, 2011

Scholarships, Construction, and New Supporters

A completed classroom
A completed classroom

Our push to increase access to education for the children of Port au Prince is off to a flying start. We’ve recently completed a transitional classroom at the Mix de Sabauth School and will soon be making further improvements to the school’s infrastructure.  

These classroom builds provide safe space of children to attend school – a critical need in post-earthquake Port au Prince.

In addition to the classroom at Mix de Sabauth, our volunteers have also begun another build at another local school. Together, the classroom construction and school improvements at these two schools will provide a safe place for more than 100 children to attend class. And that’s just the beginning.

We’ve recently also provided our first 25 scholarships to children. Thanks to more than $3,000 which has been donated offline specifically for scholarships we intend to ensure that many more children are in classes over the next several months.

Adding to our excitement for the coming months is the support of Global Giving who nominated this project as project of the month, thereby guaranteeing us a donation of at least $2,400!

Our push to send more children across Port au Prince to school is now also receiving support from PayPal. The company has selected this project as one of only five projects which it will be featuring in a mail out to its more than five million subscribers. We are honoured and humbled by their support, and we’d like to extend a warm thank you from EDV’s staff and the kids this project has already helped.

While the support of well-known companies like PayPal is important, it’s our individual donors who have allowed us to start building classrooms and providing scholarships before any large companies took notice.

We know that between the inspiring support of individuals like you and the contributions of Global Giving and PayPal we can change the lives of hundreds of children across Port au Prince.

Thanks so much for your support!

Volunteers working to build classrooms
Volunteers working to build classrooms
Children attending class in the open air
Children attending class in the open air
Children attending class in the open air
Children attending class in the open air



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Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Enderby, Licester United Kingdom

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