As with all of our initiatives School Sponsorship
is a need's based ministry. Right now, there is a great need in Haiti for children to be educated, fed, and clothed. Bethel Mission Outreach is meeting these basic needs by supplying food (2 meals a day), fresh water, basic medical care and clothing to more than 300 children. Bethel Mission Outreach also hires Haitians to run the school which provides a steady source of income for teachers in our community. We provide these services free of charge to the Haitian people. However, these services come at great expense to our ministry, which gives you an opportunity to partner with us!
How Do I Participate?
We would like to invite you to support us financially as we provide the children with a brighter future. We are now able to receive donations through this website which will be directly used to fund the children under our care. Your monthly contribution can make all the difference.
What Are The Different Levels of Participation?
We are currently offering 3 different levels of School sponsorship. Each level represents how your donations are used:
- Bronze Sponsorship: $15/mo- Includes Basic Education
- Silver Sponsorship: $20/mo- Includes Basic Education and 2 Meals A Day
- Gold Sponsorship: $30/mo- Includes Basic Education, 2 Meals A Day, fresh water, and uniforms.
How Your Money Is Used
One of the amazing things about being a small organization is that we have extremely low overhead costs. In fact, our staff members raise their own financial support! This means that nearly 100% of your donation goes directly to the children in Haiti. Once the money is donated to sponsor a child it is used to cover everything listed above. In addition to the list above each donation will also be used to cover general operation expenses of the school including teacher salaries and building costs. Obviously, without teachers and classrooms there would be no school and no opportunity impact children at all.
It must be stated that our ultimate goal in providing free education to the children is to share the love of Jesus Christ. Children have emotional needs, physical needs, and medical needs, but more than all the external needs each child is in desperate need of a savior. We stand firm in our conviction that our primary role as educators is to present each child with the truth of the Gospel. By sponsoring a child in our school you can rest assured that you are having an eternal impact on their lives.
A Short History:
One of the most tragic aspects of Haitian culture is a long standing caste system. Although there have been some improvement in recent years the roots of this system still run deep and have a dramatic impact on the living conditions of the lowest class.
In short, the rich minority rule the impoverished majority. The Haitian elite are defined by family status, political and business prominence, economic success and education level. If you are born into the family of a rural farmer your chances of receiving an education and gaining a modest income to provide for your future family are slim to none.
Education can be expensive. The majority of Haitians are struggling to provide food for their families. Food and shelter obviously come before education and thus a vicious cycle is created. The poor remain uneducated and impoverished with no hope of advancement and the rich grow in wealth and comfort.
By providing free education to children in the surrounding villages Bethel Mission Outreach is providing much more than knowledge. We are providing a hope and a future for these children and their families. What's more? Not only are these children learning to read and write, they are also learning about Jesus Christ.
Therefore, our vision is not to simply educate children in worldly principles, but also to equip with the truth of the Gospel. The ultimate source of hope will not be found in their societal advancement, but in a lasting relationship with God.