With the exception of our 9th grade class, our students have completed their 2019-2020 school year. The 9th grade class will take the State exam in October and we are confident they will all pass! We now gear up for the 2020-2021 school year, which will start on November 9. This coming school year we will providing education to over 300 students from Pre-K to Philo -- the final year of secondary school in Haiti.
I was thrilled to visit the children earlier this month. Everyone is doing well and thanks to some generous donors, I was able to purchase sandals, some clothes, new mattresses and some sheets for the children. Unfortunately, the value of the US dollar plummeted in Haiti, vastly affecting our buying power, which will also make back to school more difficult as we must purchase chalkboards and desks for new classrooms, school books and other supplies.
One week from today is our annual gala, An Evening of Hope, which will be held virtually due to COVID-19. We hope we can count on your support and help us keep our programs going. Please tune in to our Facebook Live event , it is shaping up to be a fun and informative event. Keep a look out for updates throughout the week, an event schedule and some highlights.
As always, thank you so much for your support,