ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The school in Desab, Haiti has been open for over 30 years and serves children in Desab and the surrounding mountain villages. Right now the school serves just over 300 students from preschool to sixth grade and has 16 staff members. However, the educational needs in the community are very high.
School is currently in session from October through June, five days a week. Many of the 300 students that we serve are malnourished and this can have detrimental effects on their learning. A common family in Desab only has enough resources for one meal a day and it is our hope to be able to provide one meal a day to all 300+ students at the school.
In addition, teachers make less than a livable wage and must travel to Desab from surrounding areas in order to work with our students. We want to provide teachers with a fair salary as well as professional development and trainings in order to improve the quality of education that we are able to provide students.
We started educational trips in 2015, and are eager to continue our work with the school and bring more educators to Desab to work with the teacher, create better learning environments for the students and learn from the incredible people of Desab.
Our goal for the school in Desab is consistent, sustainable and quality education. We strongly believe in the power of education and the impact that it can have on people’s lives so we are looking forward to supporting this amazing community and school.