Project #8911

Change Lives with English Education

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Help other student
Help other student's follow in Eldie's footsteps

2014 at HTDC is off to a fantastic start. New teacher Alex is settling in with his new class and his students say he’s a fantastic intermediate teacher.

The New Year has also begun with new successes for EIM’s students. One story we particularly love is from a student named Eldie.

Last year, Eldie found work as a primary school teacher, but instead of leaving EIM, Eldie stayed on and continued to study hard. Recently, we learned that Elide’s hard work has resulted in her being given a promotion at work. Now, instead of just teaching a class, she’s been asked to take a role as the school’s head English teacher.

Not only does this help Eldie support her family, but it also means that the children in her school will learn English and be more able to find work in the future. Eldie’s fantastic success shows how teaching one person English can have positive effects much further down the line.

Eldie’s ability to support herself and her family while helping kids build a bright future wouldn’t have been possible without you – thanks so much!

We hope to help many more students follow in Eldie’s footsteps in 2014 but we can’t do it alone. We need donors like you to fund the school so that students like Eldie can keep learning.

This Valentines day, we’re hoping that you’ll show the school some love by giving on February 12th. Why February 12th and not 14th? Because on February 12th, GlobalGiving will match your donation by 30%!

That means that if you give just $10, GlobalGiving will add $3 to your gift, and we’ll have the funding we need to but books for a student. Please give what you can on February 12th.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and if you have any questions about our work please don’t hesitate to email

Thanks for giving him a reason to smile!
Thanks for giving him a reason to smile!

We’d like to extend a warm thank you for your generosity! Together, you’ve given a fantastic $1,080 this holiday season.

Your generosity will not only keep the school open and keep students like Bengie learning, it has also allowed us to hire a new teacher! Long-time student Alex now has a job teaching our intermediate class.

Alex has always dreamed of being a teacher. Thanks to you, that dream has come true. Alex’s job will not only help him escape poverty, but allow him to pass his knowledge on to others and help them follow in his footsteps.

We’ll post updates on the school’s growth and Alex’s brand new class right here on GlobalGiving – so keep checking back.

As always, if you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation please don’t hesitate to email I would love to hear from you!

Thanks again, and very kind regards.

This year you gave him the gift of education!
This year you gave him the gift of education!

We hope you had a Merry Christmas and thanks so much to everyone who has set up recurring donations following our emails on the 20th!

Today, we’re looking back on 2013. It’s been a fantastic year, with students like Bengie, Alex, and Nocky finding work to support their families. That means that, thanks to you, their 2014 looks bright.

In 2014, we intend to keep supporting the students who are already attending EIM and admit as many more new students as we can. But we can’t do it without you.

We hope that you’ll resolve to make 2014 a year of giving by setting up a monthly donation. If you give $10 a month throughout 2014, you’ll fund six months of education for a student like Bengie.

Even better, when you set up your recurring donation before the ball drops and 2014 begins, GlobalGiving will match your gift.

Set up your monthly donation here 

If you’re not ready to commit to a monthly donation, your one-off donation, whatever its size, will be gratefully received.

Thanks so much, and we wish you a very Happy New Year!


Alex says thank you!
Alex says thank you!

Your support at EIM in 2013 has already made so many success stories possible.

Donors right here on GlobalGiving funded Alex’s education. He joined EIM because he wanted to become a teacher, and because of your support that’s now exactly what he’s done. He now teaches English at a local school to both adults and children.

Alex is just one success story out of dozens which have only been possible because you chose to give – thanks so much!

But while many of our students have used the education you made possible to find jobs, get scholarships, and build a brighter future, there are still over 200 people on our waiting list. They are patiently waiting for a spot in our school because there aren’t any others like it in Port au Prince.

This Christmas, we hope you’ll help us give a student on that waiting list the gift of education by becoming a monthly donor. When you create your recurring donation between today and New Year’s Eve, GlobalGiving will match your donation!

Giving just $10 a month for 12 months is enough to fund six months of a student’s education. Please consider giving what you can, starting this month, to help more students follow in Alex’s footsteps.

Set up your recurring donation here

Not ready to commit to a monthly donation? No problem.  Your gift, whatever its size, will help students like Alex. Thanks so very much - and, if you’re celebrating this year, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! 

A very happy Thanksgiving to you!
A very happy Thanksgiving to you!

In 2013 you funded a year of education for Bengie so that she could support her son. We’re now delighted to report that the education you funded is paying off.

Bengie has used her new language skills to find a job with a local non-profit that teaches English to at risk young women. Her new job pays a living wage and is allowing Bengie to help other young women build a brighter future – and it’s all thanks to you.

As families across the US gather to give thanks, we wanted to let you know that this year, Bengie and 150 students just like her are thankful for you.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from Port au Prince and our staff at IDV!


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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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