St. Coleman's Sister School in Haiti
St. Coleman’s Church and School are proud to sponsor a school in Haiti consisting of 230 students in the Corail Community in conjunction with “Food for the Poor” ( a 501 (c ) 3 organization located in Coconut Creek , Florida). The Corail School will become St. Coleman’s “Sister School” in Haiti and our parish community will help provide school supplies and tuition needed by the school children. Can you help by giving $67 to supply one child with a full year of school supplies or $42 to sponsor a child’s tuition for one year or both?
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An estimated 80% of the population lives below the poverty line, searching for enough food to eat, clean water to drink and a safe place to live.
Haiti is a bleak place for children. Two-thirds of all Haitian children suffer from malnutrition, and 117 of every 1,000 children die before reaching their fifth birthday. Life expectancy is a mere 51 years for men and 54 years for women. Clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing are in short supply, which continues to fuel the spread of various waterborne diseases. With so many families focused merely on survival, many Haitian children never get the chance to receive even a basic education. Haiti’s literacy rate is a dismal 53%.
Corail is a small village in Petit Goave, in the south central region of Haiti, about a 90 minute drive from Port au Prince. The community has an estimated population of 3,600 residents, of which approximately 95% live on an income of less than US $1 per day. Housing conditions in the community are dire. Most of the residents live in unsafe shacks made of sticks, wood and mud. Roofs made of old zinc sheets and thatch from banana and palm trees offer little protection from the elements. When it rains, water seeps in and turns dirt floors into mud.
Food for the Poor has recently undertaken and completed a Corail Community Development and School Project to reconstruct a dilapidated school, build 25 double unit homes, a community center, a safe water system and sanitation block to address the critical needs of the community. The construction of the school will benefit 230 students at the elementary to primary grade levels (5-14 years old). A new school building provides an environment conducive to learning.
The construction of 25 double unit houses with water and sanitation facilities provide a safe and more suitable environment to raise a family. The houses are built on a cement foundation with concrete block walls, and topped with a galvanized sheet roof.
Additionally, the entire community of Corail are now benefiting from a community center, where they can hold events such as civic meetings, social and religious gatherings, education and vocational training. A new community center especially benefits the youth of the village, who often meet underneath a tree.
Food for the Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95% of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.
Your generous donation of $67 to supply one child with a full year of school supplies or $42 to sponsor a child’s tuition for one year or both would be greatly appreciated.
Tax-deductible donations are payable to Food for the Poor and mailed to Georgia Brown. Please put on your check in the memo section “Corail School – SC108601. Thank you for your generosity.
St. Coleman’s Sister School in Haiti
Mailing address is:
Food for the Poor
ATTN: Georgia Brown
6401 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
TEL. 954-427-2222 ext 6308