Education at FCH — Hope for Tomorrow

It has been proven over the ages and across all cultures that education is central to development.

A good education empowers individuals and strengthens nations. It opens doors, allowing people to lift themselves out of poverty.

For that reason, the Foundation for the Children of Haiti has made education a priority since it began caring for needy Haitian children in 1981.

Offering children a loving, secure home is the starting point for our children's ministries. We know that children grow up, and one day each one has to take their place in the world. Therefore, from the moment a child enters one of our orphanages, we seek to meet both their needs for today and their needs for tomorrow.

Recognizing that it is almost impossible to escape a life of poverty without an education, Gladys Thomas started our first elementary school – The School of the Good Sower – shortly after FCH was founded. For the past 30 years, this school has served the children at Haiti Home for Children and children living in the immediate neighbourhood.

Early picture of a class at the Haiti Home for Children

When the Rainbow of Love opened at the Children's Village, a school started along with the orphanage.

Rainbow of Love children in their school uniforms

Consistent with our commitment to education, the Foundation's first activity outside Port au Prince was an elementary school in Mussotte, a rural area in south west Haiti where there were no other schools. This school opened in 2009 with 30 students and – after three expansions to the building – now has an enrollment of 200.

Mussotte School

Illiteracy and poverty go hand in hand, but education is a great leveller. The Foundation's commitment to education is founded on the knowledge that education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty and inequality.

The Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti ("CFCH") is an all-volunteer fundraising organization that has supported the work of FCH since 1993.

Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti

6093 – 145A Street.

Surrey, B.C. V3S 4R6

CFCH is a Canadian Registered Charity

Canada Revenue Agency Business Number 89000 4591 RR0001