Regretfully, the Board of Directors of Partners for Haitian Children (PHC) must inform you that our organization will be dissolved as of December 31, 2017 due to the personal circumstances of our founder and executive director, Monique Garrity.
For over a decade, Ms. Garrity led our efforts to improve the education and the lives of children at the Ecole Notre Dame du Perpetual Secours and the Orphanage Mission Patriotique Chretienne.
With your help and that of hundreds of other donors, PHC was able to establish and stock a library, start an early childhood education program and a summer enrichment program, provide textbooks, supplement funds for healthy meals, install a playground, and upgrade the education of teachers.
And we did all this throughout a period in Haiti characterized by political instability, natural disasters and violence.
PHC’s accomplishments have made a difference in the standardized test scores of students, their overall health and interest in learning, their post-primary school ambitions and in the reputation of the school. For school year 2017-2018 school enrollment is 800 students compared to 240 in 2006 the official launching date of PHC.
Marie Michele Bazelais, the first of the orphanage students to pursue university studies graduated in 2017 from the Nursing Program at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Services of Notre Dame University of Haiti. She is a role model for the other orphans who dream of following in her footsteps.
This school year, two orphans are attending a teachers’ training College and 10 are in secondary schools.
We want to thank you, our partners, the Haitian Sisters of St. Theresa, as well as the teachers at the school, its students and their parents for all that has been achieved.
And we wish the School and Orphanage continued success over the years ahead. We hope that you will continue to contribute to causes of your choice in Haiti.
Finally, we take this opportunity to wish you the very best for 2018.
The Board of Directors: Roslyn Hees, Jennifer Ward, Nancy Corsiglia, Adriana de Leva, Etsuko Westerband
How to support the Little Sisters of Ste Therese of the Child Jesus who manage the School and Orphanage in Petite-Riviere de l’ Artibonite in Haiti.
Send checks to:
The IHM Office of Justice and Peace
c/o Sister Donna Korba, IHM
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Make check payable to: Sisters of IHM