The Haiti School Project
The Dominique Literary Centre in Haiti is an initiative of Beaconsfield United Church members Franz Dominique and Claire Cameron. The Centre was their vision and, in response to the devastating earthquake in 2010, a way to honour Franz's father, who was killed on that fateful day. In conjunction with the Montreal Presbytery Haiti Relief Committee we have established a centre that provides basic education to children who were otherwise unable to access any literacy skills. As well, a water filtration system was bought for the village and hot meals are provided daily.
When we consider the half million Haitians still living in tent cities, the toll of cholera and other preventable diseases on a vulnerable population, the fact that we have consistently assisted 25 + children maintain a reasonable standard of sanitation, nutrition and education over these years is a remarkable accomplishment.
Today, as a result of the generous support of the congregations, the Erskine & American Trust Fund and the wider community, coupled with the leadership offered through the committee members (Cindy Casey, Nancy Oliver-MacKenzie and Claire Cameron), we are pleased to announce that on October 6, 2014 the construction of a three room school building was completed. Currently we are providing for over 40 children and our facility has the capacity to increase that number to 70.
How do we get to 70 you might ask? With your continued help.
We are asking you to consider making a charitable donation. Not only will you receive a tax receipt for all donations, you are assured in the knowledge that each and every dollar goes directly to the children we are serving. There are no administrative charges.
We thank you for all you have done, and we ask you to stay with us as we continue to:
Bring Hope to a community,
Incite the imagination of children, and
Create a new ending filled with possibilities, to a troubled story.
In partnership with you, we are moving activity into action and ministry into motion! We welcome your participation.