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Supporting food and education programs for impoverished children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, providing hope and opportunity for a brighter future

Building the Dream – A New School and Cafeteria for Children in Haiti

This building project’s goal is to safely house the food and education programs we fund and create a new school on the land we purchased after the earthquake.  Although we still have much to do to reach our funding goal, we have received enough money and pledges to start the building and design process, and for this we are both grateful and excited!

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Below is a video that What If founder Margaret Trost helped to create that highlights the inspiration, need and plans for the Building the Dream project.

The vision for the school project:

• To provide a full K-13th school for up to 450 impoverished children, which will support its students in realizing academic standards and certifications while teaching practical vocational skills that will allow them to earn income after graduation—a pressing need expressed by the community.

• To house the current food program and education programs (school scholarships, after-school, and summer camp).

• To serve as a positive, safe hub for people of all ages in the community to come together to learn, solve problems, and celebrate.

It breaks my heart to see children in our community who don’t have the chance to go to school. Building this new school will help us make a critical difference in the lives of more children. It will transform this community.                      –Lavarice Gaudin, Na Rive‘s Program Director