Grace Church’s support of St Matthew’s began in 2008 — a response to the Millennium Development Goals (#2, universal primary education). We have funded teachers’ salaries, repairs to the roof and walls, school room supplies and textbooks.
We’ve partnered with Food for the Poor to provided daily lunch and we have set up the kitchen. We held wonderful arts camps in the alternate summers. We have helped with school uniforms. Enrollment has risen from 35 to over 160, sixth grade has been added, and in 2016 four new classrooms were built. Teaching has been reinforced by partnering with Anseye pou Ayiti. The new classrooms have also accommodated health clinics run by Health4Haiti thus extending their work in nearby Gonaïves
Also, in 2016, St James, Indian Head, MD, joined in equal partnership with Grace Church in supporting this mission.
Schooling is a long haul. We need engaged partners, donors, sponsors and visitors. Parishioners from age 14 to 83 have visited; warm and deep relationships are forming. Join us!
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