Haiti is the 5th poorest country in the world;
and the poorest in the western hemisphere.*
Only 50% of children in Haiti attend school.
Of those, 30% won’t make it to the 3rd grade, and 60% won’t make it to 6th grade.
Over 80% of teachers lack basic qualifications and have no preservice training.**
Literacy Rate of Haiti's Current Population
dollars the Average Haitian Lives on Per Day
Haiti's World Ranking for Education Spending
You Can Help.
Above: Visit our Campus & Meet Dieulande, Grade 5
On October 3, 2011, we opened the doors to our school, the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable.
Hand in Hand for Haiti is a collective response to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country on January 12, 2010.
Our founders set out to build a sustainable school complex that offered a high-quality education for the neediest children of the city of Saint-Marc.
We are Haiti’s first totally-free school of excellence.
We provide additional supports to ensure our children are healthy and ready to learn, including uniforms, meals, books, school supplies, transportation and healthcare.
Comprehensive trilingual education in French, English and Creole with highly- qualified teachers, administration and staff.
Uniforms, shoes, backpacks, electronic tablets, calculators, notebooks, pencils and pens.
Tutoring, educational workshops and special youth programs.
Free bus transportation to and from school.
Reference and leisure reading materials, textbooks, study areas and computers.
Two nutritious meals a day.
Beginning in first grade, utilizing our world-class sports complex.
After-Hours Programming & Camps
After-school program during the school year and camps during Easter and summer breaks.
Full-time school nurse & social worker, weekly / on-call doctor, basic health screenings, dental and optical exams & psychological services.
Ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.
Providing Well-Rounded Support Programs for our children.
How to Give
Make a donation or become a sponsor and change the life of a child.
100% of your gift goes directly to support our school & students.
Your gift provides our children with the tools & resources they need to succeed.
Your donation will make a direct impact.
100% of every public donation directly supports our school and students.
Local Faculty & Staff Salaries
daily meals for Students & Staff
Water & Fuel
Campus Maintenance & Improvements
Books, Technology & Classroom Materials
Uniforms & School Supplies
*All US foundation administrative and fundraising costs are supported by board contributions & Special Fundraising Initiatives
we currently serve 409 Students in grades Pk4 – 7th.
Modern teaching methods ensure our children receive an education of excellence, open to the world but rooted in Haitian culture.
We are the largest employer in the city of Saint-Marc.
Developed Acres of School Property
Meals Served Monthly To Students & Faculty
Jobs Created in the Community
Above: June 2018 Primary School Graduation
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Hand in Hand for Haiti
100 United Nations Plaza, 43D
New York, NY 10017
Pointe du Sable
Route Nationale #1 Pont-Leocan