Welcome to Epiphany’s

Resurrection – a time of renewal and of new life. As we continue through the season of Easter and celebrate Christ’s resurrection, we also look to how we can help effect change in others’ lives so that they, too, might find new life. We are calling this initiative our Resurrection Project, and specifically, we are excited to introduce Frantzcesca Jean-Charles. Frantzcesca is the Haitian college student we committed to sponsor two years ago, and who is diligently studying for a law degree which will impact many lives. Our goal for this Resurrection Project is to raise the $10,000 needed for this year’s tuition.

Through our global mission partnership with the Haitian Timoun Foundation (HTF), Epiphany promised in 2018 to support a student placed in the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) through the five years of the program. 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. Our hope is that after Frantzcesca graduates, she will be empowered to help stabilize the government in Haiti, which will raise the quality of life of the ultra-poor in that poverty-stricken country.
 
In Haiti, this access to education is a true rebirth. Less than 1% of the Haitian population receives a college education, due to abject poverty and inability to pay to attend university. Of those who actually are able to attend and graduate college, 85% will leave the country in search of opportunities.
 
Two years ago HELP received about 450 eligible applications. However, due to financial limitations, only about 15% of those students were accepted into the program. The only thing keeping this program from training new leaders is funding, and Epiphany stepped up to the plate.
 
To date, we have raised the funds and have paid for Frantzcesca’s first two years of education. The attached profile tells us the impact this sponsorship has already meant for her. We will continue to follow her progress and hope to have personal interaction with her in the coming month. We will continue to walk alongside Frantzcesca and are eager to hear and see the difference she will make in Haiti.

To make a contribution by check please indicate that your donation is for HTF-HELP. For online giving, please select Haitian Timoun Foundation – HELP.
 
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In addition, please consider attending the following webinar sponsored by HTF, in which you can learn more about the HELP program and meet four students and hear their life changing stories.
 
April 22, 2021 at noon Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sn-zKTbnQhOYWTpIpLS5lA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.