Our hope and prayer at Hope for LaGanove is to see God’s Word transform the lives of the Haitian people. Yet, one of the biggest challenges in reaching Haitans with the life giving message of the gospel is the high rate of illiteracy.
Did you know?
- Haiti’s literacy rate sits at just 61%-64% (CIA Factbook, Nov 2015); compared to a 92% average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean countries (World Bank, 2015),
- 50% of Haitian children do not attend school (World Bank 2013); but for those fortunate primary school students who do, 60% will drop out before the sixth grade (UNICEF 2008).
We need your help! Won’t you partner with us in planting and resourcing schools in the impoverished rural areas of Haiti? Together and through God’s grace, we hope to see a generation of literate Haitian church leaders carrying on the work of Christ’s church.
In 2007, The vision for educating children in the most remote areas of the Island of LaGonave initially began with one school in the village of Plain Mapou. In 2016, That vision has become the reality of four elementary schools in the villages of Plain Mapou, Bwa Pin, LaPye, and Gran Lagon as well as a Middle School in the centrally located village of NanCafe with enrollment approaching 500 and a staff of more than 40 Haitian teachers.
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Hope for La Gonave needs your support and donations in order to continue the nutritional, medical and dental programs that are currently in place for the children of “the lost island” of Haiti. You may choose to designate your giving to sponsor a child, to disaster relief or to our ministry fund. We also appreciate every donation provided for relief from the recent hurricane that hit this region.
About Hope For La Gonave
Our hope and prayer is that through this ministry children will be taught God’s Word and will become literate individuals who can lead and teach those that come after them from generation to generation and the “hopeless” children whom Matt wept over will no longer be without hope, but rather as promised in the Book of Jeremiah, they will know that the Lord has, “plans for their welfare and not for calamity to give them a future and a hope.” We know there is hope for La Gonave and for Haiti.