From: $10.00 / month
Get to know her:
Midjena Casimir is 9 years old.
Country: Fond Doux, Haiti
Midjena recently lost her mother about a year ago, and her father has been having a hard time taking care of her and her siblings. She has quickly taken over a “motherly role” as she has been helping take care of her siblings, but she appreciates the times she gets to play with toys or color.
What is it?
The Primary/Secondary Education Scholarship Fund is dedicated to helping children receive their basic education through funding of educational expenses, such as tuition, books, examination & uniform costs. The school system in Haiti is separated by Primary (1st to 5th grade) and Secondary (6th to 13th grade) education. This scholarship fund will take into consideration, among many factors, the child’s family situation, family income and academic grades. We will provide follow up throughout the year to ensure families are sending their children to school and the students are passing their classes.
*It is common for students in Haiti to be older yet attending a lower grade due to financial and family situations where they are forced to drop out. Typically, these students are unable to finish their education. Programs such as Elisha C. gives them the opportunity to continue their schooling- breaking their cycle of poverty.
What does it include?
Tuition, Books, Uniform, Government Examination Costs
- Haiti’s literacy rate is 61% – 64% for males and 57% for females. (CIA Factbook Nov 2015) The average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean developing countries is 92%. (World Bank 2015)
- 50% of children do not attend school. (World Bank 2013)
- Approximately 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade; 60% will abandon school before sixth grade. (UNICEF 2008)
- Only 29 percent of Haitians 25 and above attended secondary school. (USAID 2015)