St. Jean Bosco School is in the mountain village of Bois de Laurence, Haiti. It is a poor and remote region, home to about 20,000 people, and lacking any meaningful infrastructure or resources.
Because of the extremely limited income of the villagers, the school struggles to find resources for teachers’ salaries, school supplies and upkeeping the facilities. There are also many children whose parents cannot pay for the school fees.
It costs approximately $60 a year per student to attend grade school (high school is $120). Some families start off with $5 and can’t afford the rest, so their children drop out. YOU can help! Become a sponsor today.
Close to 1130 students attend school at St. Jean’s, but many have to leave halfway through the year because they can no longer afford to pay tuition. It costs $120 a year to send a student to school for a year. This cost includes tuition, all books and lunch (for some students this is the only meal they get all day).
About St. Jean Bosco School
Education in Haiti is highly valued, and while tuition in public schools is legally free, most children go to private schools due to the limited availability of public schools and the incredibly poor quality of their education. The Saint Jean Bosco staff is comprised of an administrator (Fr. Bavon, who is also the parish priest), a principal, and twenty teachers (sixteen men and four women).
Sponsorship is $10 a Month (That’s less than the cost of Amazon Prime)
We bring education to the poorest of the poor and, in so doing, strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We need your support on this journey — we can’t do this alone. Will you join our sponsorship family and commit to sponsoring one of our students?