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    Help us develop a better future by supporting education in Haiti

  • - $25 (£15) buys books and supplies for a student for a year
  • - $50 (£35) provides a daily meal for a student for a term - a significant gesture, as for many of them a school lunch can be a primary meal of the day
  • - $250 (£175) provides a scholarship to assist a student to attend a high quality secondary school. (costs include a uniform, shoes, books and transport)

In the field of EDUCATION our targets of aid are twofold: we have built and are supporting a brand-new school, the ANDREW GRENE HIGH SCHOOL;ViewVideo
and we are offering scholarships for students there and elsewhere to attend second- and third-level education. The need in Haiti is of a scale that is almost incomprehensible by our standards; statistically only half of Haitian children have access to primary education; 80% of those drop out of secondary school because they can no longer afford to go. And for those who complete their final high school exams, attending a third-level institution is all but impossible. The majority of the population gets by on $2 or less a day, yet spends 45% of their income on education.

In this economic equation, the scholarships of the Andrew Grene Foundation will allow students to achieve potential they and their families have striven unceasingly for, and which otherwise would remain out of reach. The recipients will be secondary and third-level students who simply could not attend otherwise, and will represent the kinds of aspiration in medicine, science and the humanities that the country desperately needs.


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Should you wish, it is also possible to sponsor an individual student. Schooling expenses and fees vary depending on whether student is attending school or university, and private or state-run, but allowing for variations the standard figure is roughly $5,000 (£3500) per year. (To give an idea of the range, tuition at the Union Secondary School in Port-au-Prince runs US $8,638, while tuition at Universities Notre-Dame d’Haiti is $4,500.) Students will be selected by their exam results, teachers’ reports, and interview to ensure maximum potential, and will be tracked on an ongoing basis as long as they are receiving the Foundation grants

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    Help us help the poorest by developing microfinance in Haiti

  • - $25 (£15) covers the cost of teaching one woman to read and write, the first big step to independence and economic mobility.
  • - $50 (£35) provides an initial microfinance loan to a client and the beginning of a self enabled road out of poverty.
  • - $250 (£175) provides a second phase business loan to a client enabling the further development of a sustainable small business supporting family and community.

The second target is MICROFINANCE, in which we will be partnering with the Fonkoze Microfinance branch in Aquin. FonKoze has established itself as "the" standard-bearer in the area, in essence, they visit areas that are so remote that no bank is willing to serveit, and make loans to people who are so impoverished that they fall way below the parameters that banks set. To these borrowers Fonkoze will lend sums that seem tiny by most Western standards, as low as $20; but when used, for example, to purchase a cow and a couple of hens, the loans will literally cahnge the borrower's lives, giving them, in their own words, "dignity and hope." We will be creating the Andrew Grene branch of Fonkoze in an area that will be selected specifically on the basis of need.

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girl-classroom

    Help us develop a better future by developing microfinance in Haiti

  • - $25 (£15) buys books and supplies for a student for a year
  • - $50 (£35) provides a daily meal for a student for a term - a significant gesture, as for many of them a school lunch can be a primary meal of the day
  • - $250 (£175) provides a scholarship to assist a student to attend a high quality secondary school. (costs include a uniform, shoes, books and transport)

In the field of EDUCATION our target of aid will be scholarships for students to attend second- and third-level education. The need in Haiti is of a scale that is almost incomprehensible by our standards; statistically only half of Haitian children have access to primary education; 80% of those drop out of secondary school because they can no longer afford to go. And for those who complete their final high school exams, attending a third-level institution is all but impossible. The majority of the population gets by on $2 or less a day, yet spends 45% of their income on education.

In this economic equation, the scholarships of the Andrew Grene Foundation will allow students to achieve potential they and their families have striven unceasingly for, and which otherwise would remain out of reach. The recipients will be secondary and third-level students who simply could not attend otherwise, and will represent the kinds of aspiration in medicine, science and the humanities that the country desperately needs.

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