We Give

The highest quality, totally-free education to Haiti’s neediest children

We provide life-changing opportunities for youth in Haiti to break the cycle of poverty and to contribute to a sustainable and financially-independent future.

Why Haiti?How To Give

Why Haiti?

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 pre-service 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.

Support Programs

Free Tuition

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.

Academic Supports

Tutoring, educational workshops and special youth programs.


Free bus transportation to and from school.

Library Resources

Reference and leisure reading materials, textbooks, study areas and computers.


Two nutritious meals a day.

Physical Education

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.

Health Services

Full-time school nurse & social worker, weekly / on-call doctor, basic health screenings, dental and optical exams & psychological services.

Professional Development

Ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.

Providing Well-Rounded Support Programs for our children.

Your gift provides our children with the tools & resources they need to succeed.

Spending Wisely.


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

Our Impact

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
501(c)3 Organization

100 United Nations Plaza, 43D
New York, NY 10017
+1 212-390-0968

Lycée Jean-Baptiste
Pointe du Sable

Route Nationale #1 Pont-Leocan
Saint-Marc, HAITI
+509 3908-8282

1.212.390.0968 • inquiry@hihh.org

Hand in Hand for Haiti is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the United States.