Dressed for success
By GO Fellow Sarah Herrera
Though school in Haiti is expensive – and indeed a privilege – paying for it is not an unconquerable feat. With school standards high and the requirements currently consisting of specific uniforms and closed-toe shoes, the many opportunities available to help are significant.
Instead of purchasing school uniforms from an outside party, the GO Transition Academy (formerly Pathways) students are given quotas of uniforms to fulfill for all ages and – once sewn to a specific standard – those are then sent back into the villages. Donations are accepted to pay for the cost and production of these uniforms, which then allow funds to cover other expenses.
School partnerships are also a significant channel for assistance. Such partnerships help pay for the teachers’ salaries and help provide the pastors with available scholarship money to distribute to those families who would otherwise be split apart by the expense of school. Keeping families together is one of GO Project’s highest concerns, and therefore, a forefront opportunity for help at all times.
Thankfully, with the help of the hardworking GO Transition Academy students and the current partnerships in existence, there are families who are being helped and students who are getting an education. The battle may be big, but God is bigger, and the help He provides through so many inspirational stories and connections is certainly inspiring.
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