St. Andre's School, Haiti
St Andre’s School in Hinche, Haiti, is where the Great Commandment to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves took root years ago and still flourishes. For four decades, St. Dunstan’s has been working hard to provide love and financial support for the children of St. Andre’s. From a fledging school of just 3 grades and 37 pupils, St. Andre’s has grown to 40 classrooms with 1,500 students (including recent refugees from Port-au-Prince) who are fed a hot meal for the day and nourished with a stimulating education that will serve them far into the future.
Through catastrophes of every kind – a failed government, gang violence with daily kidnappings, earthquakes and hurricanes, excruciating poverty – St. Andre’s partnership with St. Dunstan’s has grown in strength, commitment, and love.
What are the odds that folks living and worshiping in such diverse places as Haiti and the Monterey Peninsula could develop such a loving and dynamic partnership?
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The Miracle at St. Andre's
Building and operating a school in a country of chaos and poverty is a difficult task. But look at St. Andre's in Hinche, Haiti! Beginning four decades ago, St. Andre's Episcopal School in partnership with St. Dunstan's has:
- Grown from 37 students in three elementary grades to a dynamic student body of 1,500 this school year - enrolled in classes from pre-school for 3-year-o…
How We Do God's Work
We're very proud of this track record. It wouldn't have happened without the people of St. Dunstan's walking with and working with a remarkable succession of Episcopal priests and dedicated laymen and women in Hinche. It has taken all of us, plus a network of friends and supporters throughout the Monterey Peninsula, to get us this far. By walking together hand in hand we ar…Read More »
Where We Are Headed
Every year our first and most important financial commitment is to supply hot meals for the kids and to assure the salaries of our dedicated teachers. Some parents are able to pay the yearly tuition of $250 that pays for part of the costs per student to cover teachers' very modest salaries. Many are not. St. Dunstan's covers the purchase of fresh food from local farmers and p…Read More »
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