Fondation Village Déléard

Fondation Village Déléard helps bring education to the children of Ecole Mixte de Déléard. #GoBeyondGiving
 Somewhere in the mountains of Pétion-Ville, in Haiti is a small village called Déléard. Over sixty thousand people live there in a traditional form of social organization.  It has neither infrastructure: roads, electricity, telephone, water nor medical facilities, or industrial activity.  It’s like nowhere that you know!
We have completed construction of an elementary school in this desperately isolated village that is bringing quality education, social transformation to these impoverished children and is positively impacting the entire community. The school buildings include five large classrooms, 5 verandas, used as classrooms, as well as a kitchen, food storage and a cafeteria. A daily hot meal is served to the students and for most; it is their only meal of the day.

Why start with a school?
We know that education is critical to changing the cycle of poverty.  Haiti’s public school system accommodates very few children (only 10% of the schools in Haiti are public) and the families in Déléard cannot afford to pay any school fees nor feed their children, therefore building a    neighborhood school in the village was the only way to profoundly start transforming the lives in this village.
With the help and support of our generous donors who know that their dollars actually reach the children and directly make a difference in the lives in this community, they have allowed us to keep the school open and functioning since September 2011
The land, where the school is built, was generously donated by the Petit Family, natives to this village.  Ecole Mixte de Déléard has been bringing sustained relief, daily hot meals, continuous nourished hope to these children and to the community every day.

Funding: #GoBeyondGiving
Providing education, daily hot meals, paying teachers has been a challenging task over the last 5 years and still is today. We are constantly asking the teachers for great sacrifices and patience when we are unable to make payroll on time, they are dedicated to the cause, therefore they accept to work without pay until we raise enough funds. We constantly struggle to finance the school on a month to month basis and we have seen our grants unexpectedly terminated without any advance notice or explanation. Replacement of sponsors can be strenuous and inopportune.

What if... there was a trusted and direct way for you to help the children in Déléard?
For over 5 years, Fondation Village Déléard have effectively and compassionately provided food and educational opportunities to some of Haiti’s most vulnerable children in Ecole Mixte de Déléard. The objective is to continue to have a Haitian‐led, community‐based program combined with a vision grounded in mutual respect, trust, and the belief that together we can envision a better world and future for this village and the community of Déléard.

The school has a website www.fondationdeleard.org   but we are faced with a number of challenges to maintain it.  Our priority is to keep the school open, make our payroll and provide the students with a hot meal daily and quality education.


School supplies such as: Backpacks, Construction multicolor paper, ruled, quadrille notebooks, spiral, composition notebook, glitters, glue sticks, pencils, pencil cases, erasers, red, blue, black pens, color pencils, crayons, highlighters, permanent markers, scissors, drawing boards, posters of animals, all types of posters, alphabet, numbers, maps, multicolor folders, color and white chalk, hand sanitizers, Lysol wipes,  soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoos, hair combs and brushes, deodorants, nail clippers, batteries, Fabric for uniforms (see pictures),  hair ribbons and barrettes, sneakers, socks for girls and boys from 3 to 16 years old.

Food supplies such as: Rice,  dry beans, cooking oil, salted fish, canned  salmon, tuna, herring, meat products, flour, wheat, oatmeal, bulgar, oats, dry eggs, corn meal, sugar, salt, dry milk, mild product, cereals, condiments etc.

We would like to ask you to assist Fondation Village Déléard  in  bringing  this long held dream to reality. We are truly grateful for donations of any size. Every dollar has an impact and brings us closer to our objective which is to fund our budget of $40,000 a year.
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Donations

  • Chantal Percy Seide 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Aloude Bornelus  
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Amon Saakana  
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Edwig Metayer 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • David Duplessy  
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Berthe Guillaume Petit 
Organizer
Fondation Village Deleard 
Beneficiary
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