Schools for Haiti

The project SCHOOLS FOR HAITI enables German children and young people to think outside the box and invites them to look into the life and situation of their peers in Haiti. Since 2008 we have been visiting schools and reporting on similarities and differences between German and Haitian everyday life. Together we work on the importance of education for fair life chances. With our work we support the goals for sustainable development, especially in the areas of education and poverty reduction.

With school sponsorships and self-organized fundraising campaigns, students from Germany help to ensure that children in Haiti can attend school. They also learn how they can take on responsibility in a globally networked world and get involved in a cause. In the future, they will also be able to apply these skills to their concerns in Germany. Through the positive experience of helping Haiti, they also learn to participate in their own democracy, reflect on their privileged position and strengthen their social trust.

Would you also like to get involved for peers in Haiti? How wonderful! Maybe your best friend will join in? Or your whole class or your sports group? Together it is always a little easier and even more fun.

Here are a few ideas:

Sponsorship for a school class

Get involved with the whole class and take over the sponsorship for a school class in Haiti! We will be happy to put you in touch so that you can send letters, photos or emails and see exactly what your help is doing.

Donation run in favour of PEN PAPER PEACE

Your school's having a fund-raiser? Collects for access to education and enables children who otherwise could not go to school to learn to read, write and do arithmetic.

Cake or waffle sale during the break

Do you enjoy baking? Whether at the next school party or during the big break: a table is set up quickly. I'm sure everyone at your school will be happy about hot waffles or homemade cakes.

Tombola at the school festival

Anna, Emma and Tara made a raffle for PEN PAPER PEACE at a school festival. To get exciting prizes for the raffle, they simply wrote to all the companies they thought were cool and asked them for donations in kind. They also asked all parents of the school if they could contribute something. They wrote an email to all the parent representatives and forwarded it to all parents of their class. It was good that they started many weeks before the festival. So you had enough time and everything worked out great.

Play and concert

Another way to raise funds for SCHOOLS FOR HAITI is to sponsor theatre performances or concerts by donating the entrance fee. Don't forget to show your commitment: with a self-made poster, in the program booklet or a note at the box office.

Flea market

Is it time to clear out and make room for new things? Surely there will be a flea market where you can give other people great pleasure with your old things. Don't forget to draw attention to your commitment on a poster if you donate the proceeds or part of the proceeds to PEN PAPER PEACE.

You have another idea? Or have you already become active? Write us an email, we look forward to hearing from you. We will gladly publish your photo here and report on your heroic deed! Please send mails to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.

Schools for Haiti - since 2008 working step by step towards the goal

Since school attendance in Haiti also costs money in public schools, 25 percent of all children in Haiti have no access to education. In both of our schools, St. Emma and St. Nicolas, more than 600 school children learn to read, write and calculate without having to pay for school. Alongside access to education, the children also receive a daily structure and a loving learning environment. Since they only speak Creole, it is particularly important for their future that they also learn French, the second official language of the country, at school. This will give them better future career opportunities.

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Employees in Haiti

Haiti Mitarbeiter
I am Ophésien PIERRE, I work as President of the Educational Council of the St Luc-Haiti Foundation.

My motivation lies in the work of helping the most vulnerable people and contributing to the transformation of young people, since development comes through training and education.

Although everyone has different needs and priorities, the most important thing is life. As a Haitian, my greatest wish is to see Haitians living in better conditions.  

Despite the terrible situation in Haiti, the Education Sector of the St. Luc Foundation that I direct has been able to transform the lives of many young people. We actively prevent them from taking the path of banditry through training and education. 

In the future, I would like to see PenPeperPeace projects cover more St. Luke Foundation schools to encourage many more children in need to go to school and in some cases receive social support.

I greatly appreciate the support that PenPeperPeace has already given to the most vulnerable in Haiti through the St. Luc Foundation. This aid has enabled a good number of children to go to school and avoid the path of juvenile delinquency. I know it is not easy in these difficult times and global crisis, but together we will overcome the challenges. A big thank you on behalf of every student!

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