This empty school yard at the Armee du Salut school in Luly, Haiti has been far too common a sight over the last year. Political unrest in the fall of 2019 and then COVID-19 in 2020 have kept these school doors closed, until now! With the threat of COVID-19 remaining low in rural Haiti, schools are back in session!
In the true spirit of “degajé”, the Haitian government has worked hard to come up with a creative solution allowing students to make up time for the 2019-2020 school year. The school year started up again last week with staggered starts for different grade levels. The current school year will run through October 22nd to allow students enough time to complete their studies. The 2020-2021 school year will then begin in November and run into the summer months in 2021.
We are so thankful to all of our amazing student sponsors who have been so generous in continuing to give each month to the schools in Williamson and Luly. Most teachers in Haiti have really struggled with poverty over the last year as schools have been closed and they have been unable to work. Your generosity has allowed teachers in the World Wide Village schools to continue to receive a paycheck to feed their families, even while they have not been able to work. It has also given peace of mind to families who are struggling, knowing their children will be able to attend school without the burden of paying tuition. What an amazing way to show the love of Christ to children in need.