BACK TO SCHOOL 2021-2022
Your Investment. THEIR FUTURE.
With the 2021-2022 school year upon us, it's time for us to take action! Hundreds of children in Haiti are counting on our collective support to step foot into a classroom this year. Because classrooms are where dreams are born and futures begin.
The Power of Education
Thanks to the generosity of Overture supporters, Overture and ESPWA have been able to build up a strong educational foundation in Southern Haiti that includes:
full or partial scholarships in ESPWA schools
scholarships provided to children in Family Preservation program
full scholarships in other schools supported by Overture
youth on scholarship in Young Adult Empowerment Program
hot lunches served daily
Education is a right that is often taken for granted in the U.S. But in Haiti, it's quite the opposite. Access to education is not guaranteed for every child and 100% of the cost falls on the parents - the majority of whom are struggling to merely survive. In many cases, families must spend as much as 70% of their annual income on education, which is not only overwhelming, but impossible.
The result? Families relinquish their children to orphanage every day in the hopes that they will receive a proper education. But this is a false hope and the effects of family separation are devastating for all. Family separation is never the answer. And orphanages are not the answer to education.
meet the Saint Preux Family...
...a family of seven including five children. They’ve lived a life of extreme poverty, unable to manage the basic needs of their children, let alone their schooling. Sadly, like the overwhelming majority of Haitian families, this family decided to place their daughter, Mirline (now 12 years old) in an orphanage at the young age of five, in the hopes that she’d receive an education and have a better opportunity down the road. Mirline spent six of her most formative years away from her family simply because they could not pay for her education.
Unfortunately, children rarely benefit from an orphanage education, and the effects of family separation are devastating for all. Gratefully, as a result of our Family Preservation Program, today Mirline has been reunited with her family and she and her sister are receiving full scholarships at our ESPWA school.
You Can Make a DIFFERENCE
Breathe life into a child's future today.
Every dollar you give will help support:
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