The goal of Flying High 4 Haiti is to empower communities through sustainable development by providing access to educational opportunities.
Flying High 4 Haiti fully supports Ecole du Village, a school for 135 students in Ile-a-Vache, a beautiful but impoverished island in the south of Haiti with no running water or paved roads. Some students walk to school for more than one hour to receive education in Ecole du Village.
Flying High for Haiti took charge of the school after the earthquake in 2010. Since then, the school building has been renovated and new classes were built. The curriculum was widened with art and English classes to empower and prepare the children for future jobs. In Haiti, there are very few public schools and parents can’t afford the tuition fees to send their kids to school. Ecole du Village provides free tuition to the all the students.
While the principal objective of Ecole du Village is to provide access to education to the children, the spectrum of the foundation’s work goes beyond the children and reaches out to the families of the school and the community in general. The school has been a first aid center after hurricane Mathew hit Ile-a-Vache and more than 65 houses have been renovated or rebuilt up to date. Access to clean water has also been one of our priorities providing tanks and water filters to the school and families. The school was also a source of assistance for the community during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing face masks.
On Saturday August 14th, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and affected the Southern Peninsula area where Ile-a-Vache is located. Flying High for Haiti’s president Ines Lozano travelled to Haiti to assess the situation and identify the most urgent need. Soon after, Flying High 4 Haiti’s relief efforts had begun.