The Vincentian Family has just launched the second year of its scholarship program with the Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais (FATEM) to educate economically disadvantaged elementary students in Haiti. With the support of Vincentian Family members, FATEM educated more than 2,000 Haitian children in 14 rural schools, each of whom received a nutritious daily meal and the school supplies necessary for success. This was accomplished through Zafèn, the online microfinance initiative the International Vincentian Family created to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the deaths of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac.
Vincentian Family support has laid a solid foundation for the future by enabling these children to read and write, opening worlds of possibilities to them. To continue this progress, the Vincentian Family is asking its members to consider making an individual donation of $50 to send one Haitian child to school next year, or combine the resources of family communities/organizations to fund 10 scholarships for $500, 20 scholarships for $1,000 or a full school of 100 students for $5,000.
The Vincentian Family is standing behind the support of its members and is prepared to double their gift. This means that for every child your community/organization sends to school, the Family will send another. Although the Vincentian Family empowered many children last year, there are thousands more in the Central Plateau whose futures will be transformed through education if funding can be secured to deliver it.
FATEM is training teachers especially for these schools to ensure the very best outcomes for these children. The Vincentian Family hopes members can find it in their heart to invest in Haiti by investing in its youth. Please click here to make your gift.