Haitian Education & Leadership Program

by Natalie Heimann
Less than 1% of the Haitian population receives a college education, due to abject poverty. Of those who actually are able to attend and graduate college, 85% will leave the country in search of opportunities elsewhere.
Through HTF’s partnership with the Haitian Education and Leadership Program, or HELP, some of the best and brightest young students in Haiti are given an opportunity to attend university. The mission of HELP is to create, through merit- and needs-based scholarships, a community of young professionals and leaders who will promote a more just society in Haiti. On top of an accredited university education, HELP scholarships provide students with textbooks, living stipends, housing, academic advising and counseling, leadership curricula, as well as study abroad and internship opportunities. After graduation 80% of HELP students remain in Haiti, having learned the importance of making a difference in their society.
In 2018, HELP received 453 eligible applications. However, due to financial limitations, the program was only able to offer scholarships to approximately 15% of those students. The only thing keeping this program from training new leaders is funding. Here is where our support comes in!
Epiphany is committed to sponsor a single student throughout their entire time in the HELP program — totaling $12,000 per year for four years.
We will be matched with a student who will be identified in the coming months and will be able to follow this individual’s progress. We will walk alongside this student and are eager to hear and see the difference the student will make in Haiti in the future.
This campaign will be an on-going effort over the next four years. To make a contribution, please indicate that your donation is for HTF-HELP. For online giving, you can make a one-time or recurring (weekly or monthly) contribution to this ministry. We ask that you prayerfully consider walking alongside this student, whom you might never meet, but through faith, believe your support will have a life-changing impact.

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