Gospel Haiti International School
Gospel Haiti School opened its doors in September 2014 to offer high quality education to children living in the district of Fonds-Verrettes (Oriani), a mountainous area of Haiti. This is the first school to offer a comprehensive program from pre k to 13th grade, and the only school in the area with high quality education, where students would be prepared to excel in any higher education institution within and outside of the country. The students learn in an intellectually challenging environment, and are prepared as life-long learner to excel in college, workplace and become leaders in their field of interest.
This project came about after years of observation, discussions and reflections between the members of Gospel Haiti, long-term Haitian partners working in the area and local leaders in the Fonds-Verrettes district.
We believe that one of the greatest needs in Haiti is quality education and that better education can trigger long-lasting change for a whole community. Our approach to education and leadership is rooted in a Christian, biblical worldview. Even though we are a Christian organization, this school is open to all people regardless of their background.This school is created to bring opportunity to those who want to make a positive difference in their community.
Teachers Training Program - 2012 to Present
In 2012, we started a Teachers Training Program to equip under-qualified teachers in the area of Fonds-Verrettes. Our hope is to not only train educators, but also to prepare them to be Christian models in their classrooms and leaders in their community. Teachers of all schools of the area are given the opportunity to come to 3 conferences throughout the year and one month long training during the summer. This is similar to the 4 year bachelors program where students take 3 classes each 5 weeks. 25 teachers from the Fonds-Verrettes area joined this program and intend to receive this teacher training certificate in August of 2016.
Water Crisis in Oriani region and water distribution - May 2015 to present
Currently, the region of Oriani is going through a water crisis. Our organization is heavily involved in providing water to the community of Oriani. For a detailed description of this situation, please read an article Arun wrote for one of our partner organization(click here).
Clean Water Project - July 2015 to present.
We have partnered with our friends at Operation Blessing to find ways to offer clean water to the community of Oriani. This is an exciting opportunity for Gospel Haiti to make a positive impact in the livelihood of the community we work in. Many researches have shown that the number one reason for death in Haiti is due to the lack of clean water. Currently, the Oriani community has to battle with many waterborne illnesses such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid fever, and rotavirus. We believe this project will make a significant impact in improving the health of this community.
Well Drilling Project - July 2015 to present
We are partnering with our friends at Operation Blessing and Water For Life to drill the first well in this region. Please read an article Arun wrote for one of our partner organization(click here) regarding the well drilling project.
Food Program - 2009-2011. Gospel Haiti collaborated with a church in Port-au-Prince led by two of our partners to provide one meal a day to selected church members in needs.
Home for Disabled Girls - 2009 to 2014. We supported a group of physically-disabled young women by providing educational scholarships and financial support for the . purchase of beds, food, ...
Earthquake Relief - 2010 When Port-au-Prince was hit by a major earthquake in January 2010, we set up a project called Boxes of Hope. We asked people and churches to prepare containers full of necessary items to help those who had been affected by the earthquake. By the grace of God, we were able to send over 600 containers of supplies to needy Haitians.