Destined For Grace School
The mission of Destined for Grace is to provide an education to children in Mirebalais, Haiti. For the past eight years, we have been doing just that! Ecole Destined For Grace educates and feeds students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
Ecole Destined for Grace has had a challenging year. The fall of 2019 brought political strife in Haiti which forced the country into lockdown. The students adapted to distance learning then and remained committed to their studies. Our students returned to the classroom in January to later have the school shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are full of strength and determination and continue to growing physically, academically and spiritually. On August 17th, 2020 our students are scheduled to return to the classroom. Social distancing will be practiced and extreme sanitary measures will be taken. Our teachers have all been trained to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the classroom. We are excited, through the support of our generous sponsors, to offer more school supplies, textbooks, extracurricular activities and a wide variety of food offered through our meal program. We are thrilled by the results we have seen in these students and the progress they are making. Their determination to take their studies seriously is inspiring!
You can help our students achieve this academic success by sponsoring their education. For $125 a year you can sponsor a child at Ecole Destined For Grace. The $125 covers a student’s tuition, uniform, school supplies and a hot meal each day. You can sponsor a student by sending in a check to our P.O. box, donating online through PayPal or visiting one of our stores.
Our students and their families are responsible for contributing $1 a month toward their students education. The rest of the cost is covered through your sponsorships and funds raised at our thrift stores. We require the families to pay a small fee so that they feel involved and take ownership of their child’s education. We are currently accepting sponsorships for the 2020/2021 school year!
We asked the students: What goals do you have for the future, after finishing your studies?
My name is Betianie Leo. I am 8 years old and in 2nd grade. I like my school because of the quality of education they give me. They teach me very well and they celebrate all the holidays with us. When I finish school, I want to be an agronomist because I want to plant trees and grow food in my country.
It has been our vision from the start to establish a school on our property in Haiti. That vision has become a reality! We officially built a new school on our four acres of land in Haiti! It was a long process of raising funds along with selecting an appropriate team of engineers and contractors. The new school opened January 2016. Everyone involved with the school is extremely excited about our building! God has blessed Destined for Grace in so many ways and we continue to trust in the direction He is guiding us. We are blessed to have such a great piece of property for our school.
Please support our projects and help us to continue providing a well balanced education to Haitian children! First Day of School Video