bringing Christ-centered hope and wholeness to orphan care
All hands on deck
May 25, 2017
"Figurative. Used to indicate (the need for) the immediate involvement or efforts of all the members of a party, or of a large number of people, especially in an emergency.
We have one week left of school. 90 unsponsored children. $100 ea.
Why is it important that every student is sponsored?
School in Haiti is not provided by the government, you must pay yourself. Yet, we provide our school completely free to the community children that would otherwise not receive an education. Many of our students are Restaveks (a child who is sent by their parent to work for a host household as a domestic servant because the parent lacks the resources to support the child).
What if a student does not receive a sponsor?
We have not turned away a student for lack of sponsorship. However, our budget has no room to adjust. We seek the bare minimal operating funds possible to allow for as many students as possible. We do this in Faith that God will provide.
A short comparison.
US v Haiti
*How much money does the United States spend on public elementary and secondary schools?
Total expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools in the United States amounted to $620 billion, or $12,296 per public school student.
*On average, the US public school annual teachers salary is $57,200.
*Our school is covering costs at $100 per student.
*Our teachers average annual salary is $720
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