More than half of all Haitians are illiterate, and most children do not have the benefit of a formal education.
Recognizing that without an education it is extremely difficult to escape a life of poverty, The Foundation for the Children of Haiti (FCH) has always been committed to ensuring that children receive a good education.
In 2009, FCH established a day school in Mussotte, a rural area in south western Haiti where there were no schools operating that focused on the needs of children from poor families.
The School commenced operations in the Fall of 2009 with 30 children.
Given the lack of schools in the area, the Foundation added two classrooms at the end of the first year, and in September 2010 the school year began with 85 children enrolled.
Mussotte School - 2009
Additional classrooms were added in the summer of 2011, and the school's third year began with 125 children.
Class at Mussotte School - 2011
Enrollment increased to 175 for the 2013/2014 year, followed by the additional of additional classrooms in the summer of 2014, allowing the school to accommodate 200 students.
For most of the students, this school is their first and only chance for an education. Knowing the power of education to change a child's life, it is a privilege to be able to reach out to them in this way.
The school offers Kindergarten to Grade 6. There is a new public high school nearby, which children graduating from Grade 6 at the Foundation's school will attend.
The Mussotte School has been a tremendous success. It has – and will continue to – change the lives of children, giving them the tools they need to live independent productive lives.
Mussotte School today
Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti
6093 – 145A Street.
Surrey, B.C. V3S 4R6
CFCH is a Canadian Registered Charity
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