Many things contribute to creating a healthy, growing community that improves with each generation. HCO is committed to doing something for Haiti that lasts, something that makes a long-term difference. Education is one of those important things.
A small percentage of children in Haiti have the opportunity to go to school. For many families, it’s cost prohibitive, especially in the secondary grades. HCO tries to remove as many barriers as possible and provide opportunities to educate the next generation of children.
Emmanuel Christian Schools provide excellent educational and spiritual training. Because of your partnership, we are able to educate 1,700 children daily, for a total of 44 classes. In addition to these schools we provide opportunity for a number of students to continue their education when the situation merits and when we have funding.
The HCO school system includes schools in these locations:
Emmanuel Christian School, Port-au-Prince Emmanuel Christian School, Droulliard
Established 1990 Established 2002
Pre-K through 12th grade Pre-K through 6th grade
Enrollment – 500 students Enrollment – 150 students
Principal – Pastor Elie Pierre Principal – Keno Eduarzin
Superintendent – Jean Francios
Emmanuel Christian School, Seguin School Emmanuel Christian School, Kapotier School
Established 1996 Established 2009
Pre-K through 6th grade Pre-K through 5th grade
Enrollment – 500 students Enrollment – 77 students
Principal – Exelius Chrisnet Principal – Silene Eustache
Emmanuel Christian School, Peredo Emmanuel Christian School, Grand Bois
Established 2009 Established 2011
Pre-K through 5th grade Pre-K through 4th grade
Enrollment – 192 students Enrollment – 270 students
Principal – Saurel Balthazar Principal Oxi Pierre
Note: In addition to students enrolled in our schools we also support a number of students from the villages to attend high school in Jacmel area.
In 2010, 100% of our students passed the 6th grade National Exams with exceptional scores, and we graduated our first class of seniors. All this came during an unusual school year, interrupted by the January 12 earthquake, which moved classes into tents and extended classes through July. The resilience of these children through such challenges is inspiring.
New schools and new grade levels are added, according to community needs and as funds are available. If you would like to make a tangible difference through a Educational Partnership, learn more here.