School at Haiti Home for Children
More than half of all Haitians are illiterate, and most children do not have the benefit of a formal education.
Recognizing that without an education it is extremely difficult to escape a life of poverty, The Foundation for the Children of Haiti (FCH) has always been committed to ensuring that children receive a good education.
Shortly after assuming management of its first orphanage in 1981 – Haiti Home for Children (HHC) – FCH established a primary school at HHC.
Some of the children at the HHC school - 1986
Given its commitment to education, in the mid-1980's FCH opened up the school to children from the neighbourhood.
School children at HHC
Today, all 70 children living at HHC attend the school, along with about 150 children from the community.
In addition to schooling, all students attending the HHC School are provided with a meal during the day.
The HHC school runs from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Upon completing the 6th grade, the Foundation enrolls the children living at HHC in a local high school, allowing the children to continue their education through Grade 12.
The school program has been very successful. There are a number of HHC graduates who have continued on to further studies university and started successful careers.
25 years later – Grads from HHC at a banquet to honour Gladys
25 years later – Pascal and Illiana, two of the first students at the HHC school
Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti
6093 – 145A Street.
Surrey, B.C. V3S 4R6
CFCH is a Canadian Registered Charity
Canada Revenue Agency Business Number 89000 4591 RR0001