EDUCATION

Cima School of Hope

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Sonje Ayiti

6504 Oregon Pass, West Chester, OH 45069

Sponsor a Student for 1 Year for only $280. Sponsorship includes:

Tuition: $183

School Uniform (made by locals): $35

Books: $50

Health Care per student/per year $12

Sponsor a student for 1 year with lunch every day $400

Help Fund Lunch for our Students at a cost of $0.50/meal. Below are the relative costs for the entire school:

1 Day of Lunch: $125

1 Week of Lunch: $625

1 Month of Lunch: $2,500

 
 

Sonje Ayiti believes that education is the most powerful tool an individual can acquire. It allows a person to think critically, contribute to society in a more meaningful way, and create a future for themselves and their family..

Irrespective of caste, creed, or gender, education makes it possible for people to stand out as an equal amongst their peers. Sonje Ayiti believes education is the platform that makes it possible to defeat all barriers.


Educational Initiatives:

Cima School of Hope

Cima is small community outside of Limonade in Northern Haiti. The Cima School of Hope wasfounded in 2012 after the devastating earthquake as a two-room classroom under a tent (see picture to the left). It had a dirt floor, two teachers and approximately 30 students, including orphans, from the immediate area.

Over the past 7 years, Sonje Ayiti has been investing to create an enriching school experience for this community that has never had a school to call its own.

  • In 2013, a small, cinder-block building was constructed after a hurricane destroyed the tent.

  • From 2014 through 2017, land was purchased by Sonje Ayiti and a well was built which is used by the school & the community.  Prior to this the closest available, clean water was over 1 mile walk away. A bridge was built to access the land and in October 2017, the new school building was opened. Over this time, a grade was added to the school each year.

The Cima School of Hope now has over 265 students in Pre-K through Grade 7 and 13 qualified teachers, administrators, and staff. The reputation of the school brings students from outside the immediate area and many walk several kilometers to get their education.

While much progress has been made, there is still much to do. Bathrooms were just built this year after a generous donation, and and Administration building is currently being constructed. There is also a vision to add an Open Cafeteria that can be used in the evenings for Community gatherings and Adult Education.

Are you interested in sponsoring a student or making a general donation to the continued success of the school? If so, please use the Donate button this page or use the Donate tab at the top.