Empowering Haiti through Education Fund

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GVSU Students for Haiti Club Formed

GVSU Students for Haiti Club Formed

A student club was formed in 2012 to provide students at GVSU with a way to learn about Haitian culture and participa... more


Haitian Proverb

"Lespwa fè viv."

Hope makes one live.

- Anonymous


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The Empowering Haiti through Education Fund exists solely to support "rising stars" from Haitian high schools, who, without financial support, would not be able to realize their potential and pursue higher education in the USA. The scholarship helps these students to attend Grand Valley State University so that, after receiving their education, they can return to Haiti and further that nation's development.

If you would like to contribute please go to www.gvsu.edu/giveonline and select from the gift options. You can find step by step instructions on how to give here.

If you would like more information, e-mail Dr. Peter Wampler at wamplerp@gvsu.edu, or Dr. Mark Schaub at schaubm@gvsu.edu.

Check out this video of Haitian Students and their schools



Mapou Tree"The Mapou tree is symbolic of Haiti's cultural identity as well as its collective strength. Spirits are said to reside in the Mapou tree, according to the Haitian elders who have preserved these trees for centuries. As other varieties fall victim to the machete destined to be charcoal, the Mapou has been spared. Elegant, beautiful and strong, this tree reflects the image of a Haiti we all remember well."   Source: http://mapou.org/about_mapou.html

The Empowering Haiti through Education Fund is a bit like a Mapou tree seed.  Our hope is that someday the lives impacted and the benefits to Haiti will tower like a Mapou tree helping Haiti to restore their land.


Page last modified April 19, 2016