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Through God’s provisions we have been able to provide a Christ centered education through our four school campuses. According to the World Bank, “Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth.”

Christianville Schools have experienced success and growth. Congratulations to our 2015 graduating class; 94% recorded a passing rate on the national exam! Thank you to the dedicated teachers and staff for their commitment.

The numbers are in!

The Christianville schools are at or above capacity. Listed below is our 2015-2016 school operating budget:

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None of this would be possible without the generous support of our child sponsors and private donations. Currently, we have 385 active child sponsors, but the need for more still exists.

The Child Sponsorship Program was created to give the less fortunate an opportunity to pursue an education. The national GPI (Gross Personal Income) for an average Haitian family is approximately $800 US dollars per year. This leaves little room for families to send their children to school, thus the cycle of illiteracy continues. The cost to sponsor a child is $300 US dollars per child. Your sponsorship covers tuition, books, uniform, health care and dental care.

Sign up today to help a family send their child to school by visiting http://www.christianvillehaiti.com/child-sponsorships/!

The Launching of the Vocational School Timeline:

photoOver the past three years, growth and evolution of CVET {Christianville Ecole Technique (translated: Christianville Vocational School)} has taken place. CVET offers secondary and post secondary students the opportunity to gain hands-on skills through “learning by doing”. Listed below is the timeline of highlighted activities:

  • January 2014 – CVET launched the first post secondary vocational classes of Agriculture, Culinary Arts and Mechanics. This introductory apprentice program helped establish a student base for the launching of the professional technical program.
  • May 2014 – The first class graduated from the introductory apprentice program. Graduates were subsequently able to enroll into the professional technical program for August 2014.
  • September 2014 – The first class of secondary vocational students were enrolled in the “Vocational Wheel Class”. The 8th graders, 59 total, served as the base class for launching the high school vocational program. Students were exposed to the three vocational programs through organized subject-specific lessons of Agriculture, Mechanics and Culinary Arts.
  • September 2014 – Twenty-eight students were enrolled in the post secondary CVET program.
  • 2014-2015 School Year – Outcomes from the professional program became visible in the community – the Agriculture program assisted another NGO to design a garden food plot for their children’s home; Culinary Arts students toured restaurants in Port-au-Prince and created several exquisite meals for visitors and special events; Mechanics students maintained our fleet of vehicles and have extended their service to local customers.
  • September 2015– The second class of 8th grade students were enrolled in the “Vocational Wheel Class” and the 9th graders were placed into the program of their choice. The future goal is to add a class per year to the program.

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The blessings that Christianville has been given are a result of the steadfast support of our churches, donors, child sponsors and affilitates. Thank you for making this all possible!

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