Empowering children in Haiti through education.
The cost of education in Haiti is high. Forced to choose between meeting basic survival necessities and sending their children to school, many families cannot afford the cost of education.
Far too often, children in Haiti do not have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. By becoming a sponsor, you have the opportunity to invest in the life of a child and change this reality for a family in Haiti today!
Sponsorships are $47 per month and provide a child in Haiti with nourishing meals, access to a quality education, and the opportunity to hear how much Jesus loves them.
Heartline Ministries partners with neighborhood schools just outside of Cité Soleil and in the community of Corail to provide children from materially poor families with the opportunity to attend school. Sponsorship not only impacts the life of a child today, but also has the power to catalyze lasting transformation for individuals, families, and communities in Haiti.
and give a child in Haiti the opportunity to attend school and receive a daily meal!
– Have the joy of getting to know your sponsored student through quarterly updates
– Be able to send notes of encouragement, letters, and photos to your student at any time of year
Children’s Education Impact Stories:
We love this time of year. Children decked out in brightly colored school uniforms, clutching carefully packed backpacks, eyes full of nervousness and excitement. As we gather with sponsored students and their families to prepare for a new school year, we are reminded what an incredible gift it is to be a part of these children’s lives. Their eager smiles and tender spirits fill us with a renewed sense of hope. We also feel the weight and pain of this time of year. For many families in Haiti, September brings anxiety as parents desperately try to come up with the funds required to send their children back to school.
Merry Christmas! We are so thankful for Heartline’s wonderful sponsors who give the gift of education to these precious children. The best word to describe this year’s student Christmas party is LOVE. The love of Christmas was present in each moment, preparation, song, smile, and gift. The 2nd annual Corail Christmas party was held on December 10, but preparations for this special event began several weeks earlier. Throughout the weeks leading up to the celebration, students worked diligently with Vanessa (Haiti Sponsorship Coordinator) and their teachers to rehearse their Christmas program. Meanwhile, the Stevens family selected and packed gifts for each child. Members of the Heartline Family, including the men in Heartline’s Discipleship Program, helped pump up soccer balls, organize gift bags, and pack meal kits. The Heartline Maternity Center staff prepared food for all of the guests to enjoy. Love could be felt in all of these preparations; many hands and hearts coming together to serve others.
All Corail students are currently sponsored.
Following Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010, tens of thousands of individuals and families were permanently displaced due to the damage to their homes. The area of Corail became one of the largest post-earthquake communities outside of Port-au-Prince where many Haitians still reside today. The area has little infrastructure or resources for the people who now call Corail home. Heartline has formed a partnership with a school in Corail to help provide children from this area with a quality education.
All Cité Soleil students are currently sponsored.
Heartline Ministries’ founder, John McHoul, has often said that he was moved to begin the Student Sponsorship Program on a visit to Cite Soleil, a neighborhood with significant poverty, crime, and violence. During his visit, John noticed that many of the children in the neighborhood were not in school during the day. But as he looked at the children, he realized they were in school. While they were not in an academic school building, these children were still learning. They were soaking in all that was around them in the way that only children do. Instead of learning literacy, math, poetry, science, and art – their time in the streets of Cite Soleil was teaching them different lessons. John was moved to ensure that these students had the opportunity to attend a school that would prepare them for a different future.