The town of Rankit, about 10 miles northeast of Pignon, has a public primary school, but NO public secondary school. The government has no money to build it. Because the parents want their children to have more than a 6th grade education, they, along with community leaders, have contacted Haiti Outreach for assistance. We built the public secondary schools in the neighboring towns of Pignon and La Victoire. The school in La Victoire just opened October 18, 2010. And so we are now beginning to raise funds for this next public school.
Rotary Club members from Minnesota and Wisconsin, traveling to Haiti with Haiti Outreach, decided to help raise funds to build the public secondary school in La Victoire. To forward this effort, they created the Rotary Partnership for Haiti (www.RotaryPartnershipForHaiti.org). They now are willing to begin a campaign to raise funds for the next public school in Haiti – for the community of Rankit.
Follow this story online as it progresses from idea to fundraising to building!
Will you help? Your donation and that of your family, church, workplace, or civic group could help put us bring educational opportunities that will last a lifetime for hundreds and eventually thousands of young people in Rankit.
Without their own public school in this town, most students will have to end their education at 6th grade. A few families who have the money would possibly send their students to board their students with strangers and pay them room and board, along with the school tuition, in order for them to get a high school education. Imagine doing that with your 7th grader! Please email us at [email protected] and let us know how you can help make secondary education a reality for hundreds of students in this town for years to come.