Our largest single commitment is education: building the schools, paying the teachers, and providing textbooks and school supplies.  Today, St. Marc’s has more than 550 students-preschool through 12th grade. In 2014, 100% of the 9th graders passed national exams in a country where less than 50% pass nationwide.  This is an outstanding accomplishment given the average education level for most Haitan adults is 3rd grade, and only 25% go on to secondary school. Most younger children in Jeanette do not have books of their own. Pretty in pink_M They share textbooks in school. Paper is also limited. Typically, teachers write lessons on chalkboards and children learn through repetition and memorization.

It is not unusual for a classroom to have 50 children. We are grateful for our dedicated teachers. St. Marc’s provides continuing education for their teachers to keep them up to national standards.

You can send a Haitian child to school.