Student Sponsorship

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Zion’s Children of Haiti believes that providing education for children is life-saving for the children and their families, and is the best way to positively impact the future of Gonaïves, and Haiti in general. We believe in focusing on individual children, not only from an academic point of view, but also ensuring good physical health, nutrition, and mental well-being.

Student sponsorship is the backbone to our organization and is essential in providing the opportunity for children to go to school. Student sponsorship is an opportunity to directly impact the future of an individual child by providing the majority of their costs for the year for tuition, books, and uniforms. The board of directors in Haiti selects children based on assessing need, aptitude, and the inherent desire of the children and their families. We provide sponsors with updated information about their sponsored children, including basic demographics, interests and dreams of the child, and academic progress throughout the school year. We hope that our sponsors develop a long-term interest in the child and, where means permit, follow the child through graduation.

sponsorThe Haitian school year starts in September (or October) and continues through June, and is divided into primary and secondary levels, including kindergarten, primary/fundamental F1-F6, secondary levels, and upper classman levels. Government sponsored schools are grossly underfunded. Most children in Haiti don’t make it past primary school, never truly becoming literate. Tuition, books, uniforms and fees range between $200 to $350 per year. We want to ensure that every child we support makes it through graduation. We help ensure this through financial support and an after-school tutoring program.

If you are interested in sponsoring a student for the upcoming academic year, please contact us at sponsor@zionschildrenhaiti.org, for significantly less than a dollar per day. We will email you with information about the available students and costs for sponsorship. Your donation is the ticket to help a child in Haiti succeed!  Thank you!