School building project

A Haitian teacher post-earthquake teaches a classroom of students at TeacHaiti American VolunteersTeacHaiti’s School of Hope in St. Michel is open and thriving! We have nearly 60 Pre-K students and will jump up to 80 total students after adding a kindergarten class during the 2018-2019 school year.

Phase 1 of construction was completed in 2017 and Phase II will be underway soon. We currently have three classrooms, a multi-purpose room, cafeteria/kitchen, food pantry, bathrooms and offices. Phase 2 will include three additional classrooms, admin building and guard house. The school is being built with the ability to add a second floor in the future. Initial grades will include K-3rd and then grow to K-6th.

We are also proud to say we have started two sustainable projects at our school site that include a goat farm and vegetable garden. Both will allow us to generate an income for the school while providing daily nutrition to our students.

Our School of Hope in this village is the first of its kind with things such as full-service plumbing and working toilets. We are excited to see what the future holds and how we are able to change lives through our wonderful supporters.

If you prefer to donate by check, please mail your donation to:
PO Box 1173
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

Haitian school in St Michel Haiti school location

Thanks to the corporate sponsors of Kerns Group Architecture and Christopher Consultants for the professional design services