ED  U  CATE  YOUTH

"give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to young people"

Institution

Mixte Shalom

des Freres

 
Institution Mixte Shalom des Freres was founded in 2003 by school director, Samuel Darguin for underprivileged youth . . . saving many from being trafficked to another country or being passed along as a restavek (which translates into a child slave or domestic servant).
 
Believing every child deserves the right to education which is a key to success, the school in Croix des Bouquets has grown immensely in student size, staff, and even buildings. 
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600

STUDENTS K-12

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125

TEACHERS

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+50%

ORPHANS / RESTAVEKS

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17

YEARS TEACHING

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6

FULL-TIME COOKS

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3

BUILDINGS

Student Sponsorship

 
HAC-Haiti relies on donations to provide hundreds of students with necessities such as uniforms, books, and food for lunches. Learn how you can sponsor a student to provide
a brighter future for a child. 
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Agriculture

Program

 
HAC-Haiti believes in not just giving a child a fish to eat, but teaching them how to catch it themselves. From that mindset grew the Agriculture Program at the Institution. Through a collaboration with the Haitian Agrarians, students are taught proper farming to not just understand self-sufficiency but also the business potential one day to provide for their future families.
With recently purchased land, students can learn on HAC-Haiti property where produce is grown and chicken and goats are raised not only for educational purposes but also to supply food for lunches and community needs. 
 
We purchase from local farmers as much as possible to support our local community.

Goat Gifting Program

 
HAC-Haiti provides selected families with an opportunity to receive business training and goat-care instructions. After finishing the course, they are gifted with a female goat. When their farming produces their first female goat, they return the baby
to HAC to keep the program going.

Girls' Empowerment

Program

 
Every Saturday, girls ages 7-16 gather together for the Toya Program which began more as a book club with a reading focus but quickly grew into more! This program explores and encourages girls' talents, takes part in community service projects, and grooms them to become strong, self-sufficient women who value themselves.
TOYA, WHAT?

“Victoria "Abdaraya Toya" Montou (died 1805) was a female soldier and freedom fighter in the army of Jean-Jacques Dessalines during the Haitian Revolution. She was described as intelligent and energetic. She had a hatred toward slavery. During the slave rebellion and civil war, she fought as a soldier in active service; on at least one documented occasion, she commanded soldiers in action during battle.”

Wikipedia

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With the help of Foundation Toya,
HAC-Haiti is proud to offer a program
focused on empowering young women.