Because NGH feels strongly that education is the only way to create change in Haiti, we have begun assisting the primary schools in the country’s rural Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes region.
The region is home to approximately 30,000 Haitians and is in dire need of assistance; some of the region’s schools have been without books for years, and prior to NGH’s involvement, none had ever received outside help. NGH has funded the building of a new school and provides books, uniforms, and critical building repairs such as roof maintenance, plumbing, and painting for the region’s twelve existing schools and over 2000 students.
We are particularly excited to announce our scholarship program, which will pay university tuition for the region’s top five secondary school graduates every year for four years. With adequate funding NGH will continue the program indefinitely, with a four-year goal of sponsoring 20 students in Haitian universities.