An education in Haiti is a luxury that most cannot afford. There are few public or free schools, and the expense of uniforms, books, and tuition is beyond the grasp of the average Haitian family.
According to the CIA Factbook, half of the children in Haiti do not attend primary school, and only one in five attend secondary school.
This lack of education has led to an adult population with a literacy rate of only 53%, reinforcing generation-to-generation poverty.
In 2010, Child Hope International founded the Maison de Lumiere School in order to provide a free education for our children, as well as for hundreds of other children in our community. Due to funding and general ministry oversight, the MDL School closed in the spring of 2015. However, the education of our children remains at the forefront of our hearts, and we continue to seek out Christ-centered schools in our area to send them to. It is our hope that through education, each of our children will recognize the unique talents and gifts that God has granted to each of them, and in turn, learn how to put them to use for His glory.
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