Townshippers build school in Haiti
Forclose to a year, I’ve been looking forward to the day when I would be able to send you this email. Indeed, the dream just became reality: An hour ago, in the community of Savane Blonde in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haïti, 65 children attended classes for the first time at the “Institution Mixte La Philanthropie”. Thanks to you these kids now have an opportunity which they never had before: access to quality education in their own community and with that, hope for a better future. So THANK YOU all.
It’s hard to believe that just a year ago, none of this existed. Around that time, I arrived in the community for the first time with Sr. Nelcame, the school’s principal, to visit an overgrown piece of land that didn’t look like much. Within the following year, we managed to launch the InspirAction Foundation with Audrey Gagnon-Mc Mahon (Vice-President), acquire the piece of land, build close ties with the community, receive official approval from the Haitian Ministry of Education, clear the piece of land, collect all the necessary school supplies, involve over a thousand primary school children from Quebec in fundraising activities, build a metal gate, 3 semi-permanent classrooms, one temporary classroom and one compostable dry toilet, offer a 2-week summer camp to the kids in the community with the help of a group of volunteers from Sherbrooke, provide backpacks and uniforms to the future students, furnish the classrooms, hire a caretaker, a lady-help and 4 local teachers, and start a new school year!
After hearing the many stories about failed humanitarian projects in Haïti, together, we have just managed to prove that it is possible to make a concrete difference with very limited means (see attached pictures and documents).
However, our work here is not finished! Our goal for the coming year is to build another semipermanent classroom, an artesian well, an administration office and a small room for the caretaker, for a total of about 10 000$.
We ask that you please consider renewing your support and help us continue what we started. You may do so in 3 simple ways:
1. Help us reach more people by visiting our facebook page, liking it and sharing it on your wall: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FondationInspirAction/285605998212254
2. Make a one-time donation by cheque (simply email us) or by credit card (PayPal) through our website: http://www.inspiractionfoundation.org As usual, 100% of the money received will be used to implement the project on the ground.
3. Sign up for a monthly donation of 5$, 10$ or 20$. This is the best way of ensuring the long-term success of the Foundation and its projects. These monthly donations will help cover our small adminis-
trative fees (less than 1% of our total budget in the past year!) and all the rest will go to the implementation of our projects on the ground. If you wish, you will receive email updates about twice a year where you’ll be able to witness the concrete difference that your donations have been making.
If you are interested in supporting us this way, please take 2 minutes to fill out the attached form and to email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an answer shortly with payment details.
Thank you for your generosity and… congratulations!
Yannick Daoudi, Ph.D.
President & Founder, InspirAction Foundation The InspirAction Foundation is a small not-for-profit non-governmental organisation which aims to: (1.) inspire, by raising awareness of some of the difficult living conditions encountered in the developing world and promoting involvement in international cooperation among Canadian youth and adults; and to (2.) act, by supporting grassroots projects aiming to improve access to education and health, particularly for children living in developing countries.
A group of Haitian children at the new school in Haiti, built from donations from Townshippers of all ages.
These kids look pretty pleased to be sitting at a desk!
The welcoming wall of the new school in Haiti.