Did you know that less than a third of children in Haiti attend high school? Education is not free, and many families cannot afford to pay tuition. Each year, GOALS provides some of the brightest and most promising students in Leogane, Haiti with the opportunity to go to school through our Dream Team School Scholarship program, and we need your help to pay tuition costs for the 2016-2017 school year.
Here’s three reasons why you should consider making a donation to help a student in Haiti attend school:
- First, students work hard to be eligible for a scholarship, then, they work hard to keep it. Along with getting good grades, GOALS meets with school staff to monitor behavior and attendance. A GOALS scholarship is not actually a gift.
- Second, students give back through service and leadership projects. For example they may lead recycling projects or tutor literacy students.
- We’re committed not just to sending kids to school, but to seeing them graduate. Our goal is not simply to send kids to school. Our goal is to build a generation of strong, capable, inspired and inspiring leaders who will create change in Haiti, starting in their own communities. Yes, it’s as lofty, awesome, and possible as it sounds.
Please consider donating $20 or even $10 to help send our hard-working Dream Team students to school! You can also learn more about the Dream Team scholarship program here, or meet the students here.
Thank you for believing in a better future for Haiti with GOALS!