School is scheduled to begin in August and we have an urgent need to collect school supplies. Any of these school supplies would be greatly appreciated. You can send a backpack full of supplies too! The most needed shoe sizes are women’s 6, 7 and 8 but any gender and size will be a blessing to our children.
You can mail your donation to: GVCM P.O. Box 880817 Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34988. If you live in the Port Saint Lucie area you can bring supplies directly to our office but please contact Marc Prophete first for an appointment. We are sending a container to Haiti at the end of July with these supplies and other donations given to support our orphanage.
We provide a education for over 7,000 children through our 24 Christian schools.
In a country where many adults have only a 1st or 2nd grade education, the opportunity to attend a private school for a few years can be transformational. We provide kids with an education so they can realize their economic and intellectual potential. We also teach them the Word of God and empower them to read it for themselves.
Haiti has made tremendous strides in education over the past few decades. In the 1980’s only 35% of Haitian adults could read. Today, around 61% of adults can read and over 80% of young people are literate. Around 90% of education in Haiti is provided by private schools like ours, and we’re proud to be a part of the solution.
The kids in our schools don’t have a luxurious learning environment; a student-teacher ratio of 50 or 60 to 1 is common. Most also pay some school fees to allow us to educate as many children as we do. However, these kids crowd into our schools because education is an opportunity that they truly appreciate.
Check out this interactive map to see where our schools are located.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17