du Cap Haitïen
A majority of Haitian children end school after sixth grade due to the lack of secondary schools (7-13th grade) and the fact that most secondary schools are private and therefore not free. In response to the lack of secondary educational opportunities, DRM decided to partner with a local pastor, Pastor Franz Lisma, to open a secondary school for local children.
In September 2017, the Académie Chrétienne du Cap Haitïen (ACCH) opened its doors! Located just down the road from the Deep River Mission house, DRM has been blessed to sponsor this educational initiative that directly benefits the children in its own community. And we would love for you to get involved!
The school building consists of:
- 4 CLASSROOMS
- ADMINISTRATIVE SPACE
- 2 BATHROOMS
- COMMON AREA FOR LUNCH, MEETINGS AND ASSEMBLING
The following projects were required to be completed before the start of the school year:
- FINISHED BATHROOMS AND INSTALLED PLUMBING FIXTURES
- PURCHASED CLASSROOM FURNITURE
DRM has financed the above projects and is looking for donations to complete them.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE DIRECTOR
Bev has 20 years of ESL teaching experience in Minnesota where she worked with Somali, Russian, Guatemalan, Laotian, and Haitian refugees. She currently resides at Deep River Mission where she and Nancy Worthing work three days a week with neighborhood children and adults teaching conversational English. They also work two days per week at ACCH trying to integrate science, drama, and art into their English lessons.