The goal of Home Roots Foundation is to remove money as a barrier to receiving an education in Haiti with your help. Recent political unrest followed by the COVID-19 pandemic has made a bad situation dreadful. School directors have lamented that students are staying home because of inability to pay. With your help, we can pay tuition, fees, and uniforms for students. We can also provide books, pens, backpacks, tutoring and hope.
The extreme poverty makes it difficult for parents to meet the cost of education in Haiti, where 80% of schools are private. The result is that too many students are excluded from the classroom. Many students get sent home for nonpayment and must repeat the school year when unable to come up with the money before exams. Many students are much older than their grade levels. Most schools struggle to pay the teachers. The result is only a 60% literacy rate.
By helping us provide financial assistance in the form of tuition payments, school supplies, and tutoring, you are helping children have a better life now during adolescent years. Struggling parents will be able to buy more food for their families and reduce the 30% malnutrition in Haitian children. School directors will be able to pay teachers and not keep students out of the classroom for nonpayment. With your help, we can target street children out of school and return them to a classroom.
It is impossible to put a price tag on the value of education to human society. By investing in education, you are helping us lay the path for a child to become an informed and engaged adult more capable of helping Haiti and its myriad problems. Children will become educated young adults that become the future architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, nurses and physicians that Haiti desperately need to help reduce poverty and other ills that plaque society.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).