School Children Flood GLA Asking for Assistance With School Tuition
Donate for School Sponsorship
Every day except for the weekend, we have children and their families coming and asking to be enrolled in the GLA sponsorship program. Most days, we average 20 children and some days it is more than that!
Our sponsorship program is for children in the community whose parents need assistance to pay for their children’s schooling. It is also for siblings (brothers and sisters) of children who were adopted through GLA.
Only 1 out of 3 children in Haiti is able to attend school. There are 4 million children under age 18 in Haiti, which means that a lot of children are being deprived of an education. Being able to read and write is one of the best gifts that you can give a child!! We truly believe that God and education will change this country. In a country where the average income is only a few hundred US dollars per year and school costs $500 USD for each child, you can see that it is impossible for a poor family to send 2 or 3 children to school.
There are 2 different ways that you can help educate these children of Haiti.
#1) $360.00 USD will pay the tuition for a child to go to school for 1 year.
-When choosing this option, you will receive the name of your sponsored child, a photo, a Christmas card colored by the child just for you, and a yearend report of how the child did in school.
#2) $150.00 USD will pay for the Uniforms and Books that each child is required to buy to attend school.
-When choosing this option, you will receive a photo via email of the child that you are helping buy books and uniforms for.
GLA’s sponsorship program is well organized and structured. You can write to your child and send gifts; however this is not a pen pal program where the children can write to you. The children are spread out all over Haiti, and for this reason we only require them to come to the orphanage twice per year.
Posted on Mon, August 30, 2010
by Dixie Bickel