Education Equals Hope raises money in order to fund schools. In the 2017-2018 school year we will fund four schools, two in Haiti, one in Rwanda and one in Kenya.
Cavaillon is in a flat plain region of southwestern Haiti on the road to Les Cayes; it is approximately 100 miles from Port-au-Prince. Our site is located in Anotte, a rural communal area several miles outside of the town of Cavaillon. The school we fund is St. Esprit School (a private Christian Kindergarten and Primary School), together with a tuition sponsorship program for a group of orphaned Secondary Students and outreach to church members and the local community. More than 90% of the people in this area live on less than $1 U.S. per day, living off agriculture in areas with limited potable drinking water, no electricity, sewage system or medical facilities. At Cavaillon we also feed our students, staff and volunteers. At St. Esprit there are 4 volunteers that volunteer approximately 320 hours a month. Without them our students would not eat. The volunteers are the cooks, or as they say in Haiti ‘the cookers.’ Your impact: giving hope to 304 students and the community at large.
St. Jean Baptiste School is located in rural southwest Haiti about 6 miles northwest of the coastal town of Les Cayes. The first classroom building for St. Jean Baptiste was completed in 1990 with funds raised by a church in Kansas. These 8 classrooms gave the children in the Savanette area the opportunity to attend school for the first time!
The school partnership centers on providing a quality education in a safe and loving setting for primary students grades 1 – 6 and preschool classes for ages 3, 4 and 5. Your donations make it possible to pay the staff salaries and provide textbooks and basic classroom supplies for these 9 classes. Plus students receive a nutritious meal each school day including the 140 students in grades 7 – 11 which are funded by tuition. Four moms faithfully volunteer to cook the food each day for a total of approximately 320 hours a month.
Your impact: giving hope to 410 students, their families and the community at large.
Jean-Bosco Ntakirutimana, his wife Providence Nzayisenga and Jean Samvura (Bosco’s brother) opened the Blessing School for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) in Musanze, Rwanda in January 2015 under the Rwandan non-profit organization, Hillside Hope. BSVI was inspired by Hannah Blessing, the daughter of Jean-Bosco and his wife, Providence. Blessing, as she is called, is the only surviving child of triplets that were born prematurely. Blessing persevered through enormous physical challenges to not only survive, but thrive. Due to her premature birth, Blessing’s eyes were not able to complete their development and without access to the high quality medical care available in highly developed countries, Blessing is severely visually impaired, only able to see some light. Despite her visual handicap, Blessing’s other senses are keenly aware and she is a smart and talkative young girl! Because of Blessing, we have given hope to children in Rwanda that might have never seen the light. Your impact: 15 visually impaired children.
Through our partnership with a previous nonprofit Whatever Is Pure, we help fund the Michael Community School in Kenya. Michael Community School and a Mission church were founded by Pastor Fred Wanyonyi Kimungui to aid children from humble backgrounds. With E=H funds they are able to feed, cloth, give shelter to, educated and give hope to many orphans. Your impact: 50 children.