Education opens doors. SRHF believes that every child has the right to an education, and because primary and secondary school is not free or guaranteed in Haiti, we have established an educational sponsorship program. Through this program we cover tuition costs and provide a stipend to families to ensure they are able to provide food to nourish their children and families and provide the materials necessary for students to be successful.
In 2018 we began a partnership with InnovEd and the Universite Quisqueya ( InnovEd-UniQ), providing the main certified schools in Saint Rock with comprehensive, research-based model of professional development for teachers and school directors. InnovEd-UniQ, who works in close relationship with Haiti’s Ministry of Education, also seeks to innovate and design high-quality educational programs that will equip students with the adequate knowledge, skills and disposition to be successful contributors to Haitian society.
Starting in 2015, SRHF established a University Scholarship Program through a generous grant from the Flatley Foundation. We were able to send 17 students to university, many graduates of our educational sponsorship program, with full financial support. This is a dream previously unreachable for the children of the Saint Rock community and we are thrilled to be able to continue to provide this opportunity into the future.