Our ministry partner, PiFó Haiti (using the Haitian Créole word meaning stronger), ties together quality education, exceptional training and a food assistance programme to ensure generational progression and hope for the future in Haiti.

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What began in 2011 as a ministry to provide a Christian education to children on the island of La Gonâve, Haiti, has slowly developed to become the holistic support network it is today. PiFó Haiti currently supports over 500 students and 30 staff members through 5 interlinked programmes.

Programmes include…

PiFó Haiti class

Student Scholarships

PiFò Haiti provides hundreds of Haitian children with a quality education and affords them bright and sustainable futures. Students' fees are covered, enabling them to learn core academic subjects, taught by Christian teachers.

PiFó Haiti teachers

Teacher Certification Support

Only 6 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 9 teachers in 2019, PiFó Haiti has been providing funding for the 3-year professional teaching qualification.

PiFó Haiti vocation training

Vocation Training School

This hands-on training focuses on skill building for the working world, creating opportunities for employment. Artisans and skilled workers in the community teach students trades such as plumbing, ceramic tiling, sewing, floral arts, as well as leather and canvas products. Classes are offered each afternoon for secondary school students.

PiFó Haiti food programme

Food Programme

In 2019, due to drought, political unrest and food costs tripling in less than a year, Haiti fast approached famine-like conditions. PiFó Haiti now provides a meal to each student at one of their partner schools, as well as supplementing a lunch programme at another. More than 175 children receive a meal each school day.

PiFó Haiti in-country purchasing

In-Country Purchasing

Shopkeepers and market vendors have been put out of business because of foreign aid organisations flooding the market with donations, such as clothing and school supplies. PiFó Haiti want to change the conversation and be honest about what effective poverty alleviation looks like by investing in local businesses and purchasing supplies in Haiti.

About Haiti

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 knows as “the island that Haiti forgot”. The capital of La Gonâve is Anse-à-Galets with a population of approximately 52,000. The uemployment rate on the island is 80% with a mere 40% literacy rate. Only 20% of the population have access to public education.