Projects for Peace: The Vision of Kathryn W. Davis

"My challenge to you is to bring about a mind-set of preparing for peace, instead of preparing for war."

Life Connection Mission School

Project #
260
Year
2009
Country
Haiti
School
Hood College
Proposal
260pro.pdf
Report
260rep.pdf
Students
  • Dale Moyers
  • Peggy Moyers

Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, and Dale Moyers is convinced that the only way to change that is to start by educating the children. Dale used his Projects for Peace grant to expand the capacity of the College Educatif D’Excellence in Montrouis, Haiti with the addition of four classrooms and an administrative office. The school is dedicated to providing children with a quality education and to producing responsible and productive graduates. The addition enabled the school to add grades nine through 12 and to reallocate space in order to allow for a full school day for all grades, benefitting over 500 students each year from
preschool through high school.

Although difficult to obtain, education is highly valued in Haiti, and completing primary and secondary school will allow these young people to matriculate at a university, attend a vocational school, or begin an apprenticeship. The students are from impoverished families and are the first in their families to receive formal education. This opportunity is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and building a peaceful future in Haiti. As the useful lifespan of the construction is at least 50 years, this project will impact the lives of thousands of Haitian
children, their families, and their communities.