What’s going on…
Respire Haiti Christian School
began in October with more than 300 children and 25 teachers looking forward to the upcoming school year.
Phase 1 of the school is almost finished. Three months ago workers started digging the foundation, and it took some real imagination to visualize where classrooms and walkways would be. Not anymore! Now you can follow the main walkway past 6 distinct classrooms. The block walls have been put up and the roof is almost finished. All of the work has been done by hand by more than 60 workers who are on the jobsite daily, including several hardworking women. Kyle Fishburn, our American builder/designer, works side-by-side with his Haitian counterpart, Elison Elius.
The local pastor, Pastor Benito, and his wife are also very involved with the school. Madame Benito is the Directress of the school, while Pastor Benito has been very involved with the details of the construction process. He also leads a community prayer time on top of the mountain to pray for the school.
Several local women serve breakfast for all students, teachers and staff at Respire Haiti’s school, we ensure that these children have a nutritious meal every morning in order to focus and learn better.
The biggest need right now is for school sponsors to help support these new students. $250.00 covers the cost of books, fees, supplies and a uniform for the school year. Please consider supporting one of our new students by clicking here. As we match students with sponsors, we will send a picture and profile of your student.
We are continually aware that none of this would be happening without the generous hearts of our supporters. Thank you for caring about the lives of these children!