Hands Across the Sea has over 500 students in our educational sponsorship program from preschool to grade 13. Our sponsors are essential partners in the process of helping children get a quality education that will open doors to a better, brighter future for the country of Haiti. The heartbeat of our school, the sponsorship program is a huge help to families who would otherwise not be able to educate their children.
School sponsorship provides an excellent education to children whose families cannot afford the costs of tuition, books and uniforms. Sponsored children receive a high quality education at our safe, well-constructed school campus, Institution Mixte Karen Huxter (IMKH). In order to help our students achieve their full potential, all students receive a high nutrition drink that provides vitamins, minerals and healthy amino acids at recess. In addition, students are given a healthy, balanced hot meal at the end of the school day.
It costs only $300 per year or $25 per month to sponsor an elementary student (preschool to grade 6) and $420 per year or $35 per month for a secondary student (grade 7 to grade 13).
Your sponsorship provides funding for your student’s basic school fees, plus all required textbooks and material for school uniforms (the nutritional support program is covered by separate fundraising initiatives). In order to encourage a sense of responsibility and commitment, parents are responsible for their child’s registration fee.
All sponsors receive a photo of their sponsor child and a letter or drawing from their student. Sponsor student photos and letters are sent via email in late November or early December of each year. Sponsors who travel to Haiti have the opportunity to meet and spend time with their sponsor child.
2017/2018 Sponsorships Needed
This school year we have almost 80 students in need of sponsorship. Here are some of the wonderful children needing sponsors. They range from 3 to 20 years of age with ambitions ranging from agronomists, physiologists, nurses, doctors and more! We will continually update the website with photos of the remaining students until all ~80 students have been sponsored.
Please consider sponsoring a student on our Sponsorship Options page.
Need More Information?
If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator.