The Haiti Education Foundation asks that you continue to keep our friends in Haiti in your prayers as the storm continues to pound the island. We have learned that the roof of our high school in Cherident has been blown off. As we get more reports, we will update the site. We do have an established Disaster Fund if you would like to give. This enables us to get help to the people most quickly…and in the long term, will help to repair storm damage and provide for the schools as the needs arise. As always, 100% of your gift will be used as you designate. The people of Haiti are strong and resilient…we know that God is in control of all circumstances.
Update 10/5 - Ancy reported that the rain was still falling this morning. Many along the southern coast have lost most everything. They are facing a very difficult situation in that there is no food to eat, no place to sleep and no water to drink. Many of the roads are washed out and this makes travel very difficult. Ancy will attempt to travel to Cherident in the central mountains tomorrow to access and receive more information. Most of the major damage is in the southern peninsula…little damage in Port au Prince according to Ancy.
Update 10/11 - Ancy Fils Aime, our Liaison in Haiti, writes, "Definitely, Matthew is the most severe storm in all Haiti's history. There is none of our schools that has not been touched by the storm in one way or another. ... Currently, besides of the schools issues, one of the most difficult times we will be facing in Haiti is a famine because everything in terms of garden is washed out …gone. " Our board met and we have determined that our first priority is to secure funding for feeding our school communities. Read the full story...
Update 10/13 - Thank you so much for what you are doing to pass the word. We have had a very nice response to our need for funds for immediate relief to our friends in Haiti. I spoke to Ancy and he told me that the priests were shocked at how quickly HEF responded to their needs. Ancy did confirm that the food prices have doubled in Haiti. He will be purchasing food tomorrow and will begin the distribution. By the end of the weekend, we will know how the process has worked for them. Read the full story...
Update 10/19 - A message of thanks from Pere Fruitho Michaud, priest in charge of Ascension Parish which is located along the southern coastline of Haiti. He oversees 16 of our 35 schools.
"Good Morning to you in charge of HEF,
I present to you my excuses for not receive my emails on time. The major reason is in Bainet the access at the internet is very very very bad., no signal until now. It is the one reason. Actually I am in Port au prince I have a chance to e-mail you. I take this moment to thank the board for their dynamism, their great effort to motivate our donors to take care of our brothers and sisters where the hurricane Mathew has left them in a terrible and difficult situation. you work vey hard for us my friends we understand that. you certainly are the best.It is in the adverty to know who are your friends. Thank you for showing you love us, you are near us. we, at bainet , we thank all our donors for their love they express for us. thank you for the food for the communities. It arrived in a good time. HEF is a blessing for us in BAINET.
Thank you thank you.
Sincerely, Pere MICHAUD, priest in charge"
Free public education is something most of us take for granted. But in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, private schools are the only schools and very few families can afford even the most modest tuition.
The Haiti Education Foundation (HEF) is the result of one woman's effort to make a difference in the lives of the children of Haiti.
In a nation as devastated as Haiti, it is difficult to decide where to begin to offer help. But education is the one gift that multiplies in the sharing.
For barely more than pocket change, you can help a Haitian girl or boy read, write, master a trade, and study God's Word. Your gift will purchase hope for a child, a family, a school, a village and a country.
HEF changes the life of every child who participates. With your help in keeping these schools open, the history of Haiti will be changed!
You can contact the HEF office at 870-862-1252 or .
Announcing our new fundraising project with Alternative Gifts International (AGI). Please support our "Scholarship for Students" project for Haiti by visiting this link to Alternative Gifts. AGI is running a one year campaign for our cause. We encourage you to "like" Alternative Gift!