HER Mission - Haiti Education Relief
According to the World Bank 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)
90% of primary schools are non-public and managed by communities, religious organizations or NGOs. (USAID 2007)
Haiti’s literacy rate is 61% – 64% for males and 57% for females. (CIA Factbook Nov 2015) The average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean developing countries is 92%. (World Bank 2015)
The Haiti Education Relief (HER) Mission exists to make a positive difference in the lives of impoverished families through quality education.
We recognize that through literacy, advanced cirriculums, and the continuing education of instructors, our children will gain hope and a new prospective on their place in life. Brother Jerome School far exceeds the countries education standards and outcomes.
Dietrich Bohoeffer stated, ''The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.''
H.E.R Mission was implemented in 2010 to provide opportunities for self-improvement and empowerment through education. The Foundation has partnered with Ecole Frere Jerome (Brother Jerome School) in Les Cayes, Haiti to provide education instruction, meals, uniforms and learning materials to children who have shown a great desire and propensity to learn, but lack the financial resources to attend primary and secondary school.
A $250 scholarship meets the needs of one child for an entire school year.
The children commit themselves to dedicated study; while their parents (many of whom cannot read or write) support their child by allowing the student's participation in the education process in lieu of joining the labor force.
Students and individuals with an interest in international education are welcome to join us for the next mission to Haiti. It is promised to be a life-changing experience.
HER New Scholarship Recipients pic.
Hermione, Kermengie, Rolf, and Olwon