NEED: Off the beaten path in Haiti, we discovered a wonderful group of people struggling to provide an education for 302 elementary age children in the Les Cayes area. Hope Source Community School of Millard was having to function with all 302 souls crowded in a huge tent! The tent was divided by makeshift walls and crude chalkboards. A lunch of flavored rice was prepared each day over a fire in a lean-to shelter. The staff was passionate and the leaders sacrificial. They were all doing their best in an impoverished environment with almost no outside support. We felt it was a worthy place to invest.
OPPORTUNITY: In fact, Hope Gate was formed as a result of our Haiti encounter. Now, we are striving to make a difference for 302 wonderful children by raising their tuition for the 2016/2017 school year. Believe this– they can go to school for an entire year for $100. A child’s lunch costs less than 10 cents a day! So we have committed to raise $30,200 to make this year a success!
Project “302” is specifically about increasing the operational funding for the upcoming school year. Operating expenses include:
- Paying for all staff (principal, administrator, cooks, janitor, teachers, teacher assistants)
- Lunch for all students and staff
- School supplies
- Testing materials