BRIC sponsors two schools in Haiti. One is in Sarthe, near the Port-au-Prince headquarters, and the other is in Trouin, a small town in the south central part of the country. School is an important part of any person’s life, and it is virtually impossible to end the cycle of poverty and hardship without a good education.
Although Haiti has a public school system, it isn’t free like it is in many developed nations. Students and parents must still pay for their education, making it financial out of reach for many families. BRIC pays teachers’ salaries at both schools and pays for tuition for about 170 of the students.
Most folks in the US forget that if a child is hungry or thirsty it makes it much harder to concentrate and learn. For that reason we also provide food to the schools so the students can have a healthy lunch each day. It’s not a fancy meal, but to a hungry child, it can make the difference between poor grades or good grades and a brighter future.