Thank you for your consideration in becoming a partner with us in funding and supporting a primary school in Haiti. While visiting Haiti several years ago, we saw a great need. In a small village called Desarmes children were not getting an education. In Haiti, only 10% of schools are publicly funded, which means many children do not have the privilege to attend school. According to UNICEF, only 52% of children attend primary (elementary) school. Of those 52%, only about 30% make it to the sixth grade. What’s more unfortunate is that many of these children will be forced into child labor at an early age.
When faced with this need, we realized our calling was to institute and support a primary school in Desarmes, Haiti. We believe that in order to change a nation, one must start with its children. So, on September 1, 2006, we opened the doors of Touch of Life Christian Academy allowing 120 children to attend school for the first time in their lives. Along with receiving a traditional education, students learn about the love of God through Biblical teaching.
We provide school uniforms, school supplies, and two hot meals each week for all students and teachers. We employ five teachers, one administrator, two cooks, and two other staff members who do various jobs for the school.
Becoming a sponsor means you simply make a decision…a decision to change a life. By giving a few dollars each month, you can ensure that a child receives an education, which will provide more opportunities in his/her life. Below are the ways in which you can sponsor students at Touch of Life Christian Academy in Desarmes, Haiti.
- $10.00 per child, per month
- A One-Time Gift
After consideration and prayer, if you decide to become a partner, please fill out the pledge card included. You may make payments through the mail or online at the beginning of each month. At the end of the year, you will receive a receipt for your donation. May God bless you!
Touch of Life Missions Department
Attn: Ryan and Veronica Helser
2805 Glad Street
Warsaw, IN 46582
* You may write checks to:
Touch of Life Church or Touch of Life Missions Department
or support via Paypal on our Give page.