50 percent of children do not attend school. (World Bank 2013)

  • 50 percent of children do not attend school. (World Bank 2013)
  • Approximately 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade; 60% will abandon school before sixth grade. (UNICEF 2008)
  • Only 29 percent of Haitians 25 and above attended secondary school. (USAID 2015)
  • Almost 80 percent of teachers have not received any pre-service training. (USAID 2015)
  • Half of public sector teachers in Haiti lack basic qualifications. (USAID 2015)
  • 90% of primary schools are non-public and managed by communities, religious organizations or NGOs. (USAID 2007)


We are presently registering 6-year-old students to attend the first grade in September. It's an exciting project! Many people are busy promoting, planning the curriculum, recruiting staff, evaluating students for entrance, building the kitchen and classroom furniture, and looking for land that will enable us to build a school and continue to add classes. Please pray for us!
There are many purchases that need to be made, but we're looking for help. If you or your child have any items suitable for first grade you're willing to part with, please mail them to our post office box in time to arrive by June 1. We need to send a shipment by mid-June in order to arrive for the opening of school. The list seems virtually endless, but these items would help:
  • Legos or other building blocks
  • Math manipulatives
  • Science exploration items
  • ESL materials
  • Student tablets or laptops
  • Musical instruments
  • Costumes (no monsters or violent creatures, please)


Many thanks to those who participated in the solar panel project. The solar panels, operating off the grid, are presently providing all the necessary power for 4Ekselans to operate. With a private transformer installed by the electric company, we are also able to run appliances that require additional energy or 220V (when the electrical company supplies the current!). Take a look at these!


The young adults in our advanced class testify that their English is greatly improving and they are becoming more fluent. There is a great demand for English language training! We keep our classes small in order to give each student individual attention. Fluency opens many doors of opportunities for these students, professionally and academically.