Our ministry partner, PiFò Haiti (using the Haitian Créole word meaning stronger), supports over 500 students and 30 staff members through its projects, all with the goal of locally-led sustainability.
PiFò Haiti gives scholarships based on financial need, as well as other criteria such as attendance and work ethic. Children learn core academic subjects, taught by Christian teachers. Each parent is encouraged to pay an affordable portion of their child’s education, allowing them to participate in the pride and satisfaction of providing for the needs of their families.
Teacher Certification Support
Only six out of every 1,000 teachers have a diploma or certificate in their field in Haiti. Nearly 25% have not attended secondary school. Beginning with nine teachers in 2019, PiFò Haiti has been providing funding for the three-year professional teaching qualification.
PiFò Haiti’s 2021 impact:
People heard the Gospel
Children attended Bible camps
La Gonâve is a Haitian island located 25km off the mainland where approximately 130,000 people reside. Used as an island of exile for undesirables many years ago, La Gonâve is known as “the island that Haiti forgot”. The capital of La Gonâve is Anse-à-Galets with a population of approximately 52,000. The unemployment rate on the island is 80% with a mere 40% literacy rate. Only 20% of the population have access to public education.