We believe that all children, irrespective of their birth place, cultural or linguistic backgrounds, deserve the opportunity to have access to an unparalleled, rigorous curriculum designed to prepare them for college, career and global citizenship. In addition, developing creative leaders that can think critically is essential for the sustainability of these fundamentals in the world economy, and particularly in Haiti. The Most Serene Society of Saint-Marc (an activity of the Institute) has been formed to achieve these goals. It consists of a group of people who share the same attitude and are willing to contribute to education in Haiti and other regions where education is a key element in fighting poverty.
By directly donating to independent education-focussed charities, the funds are effectively spent. Some charities that focus on education in Haiti can be found below (please note that the Institute is not affiliated with these charities).
- Stiller Foundation
- Haiti Education Foundation
- Help for Haiti, Inc.
- Return 2 Haiti
- The 610 Project
- The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation
- Catholic Relief Services
- Haiti Advocacy Working Group
- Haiti School Building Project
Additions to this list are most welcome. Before making donations, we recommend to study the University of Pensilvania’s guide. The website GiveWell provides background information regarding the specific charities you might consider donating to.
Voluntary donations are made directly by the recipient of honours to the mentioned charities, without any interference of the Institute. Contrary to others, the Institute will never ask for passage fees, contributions et cetera, in exchange for granting honours. It is self-financed and will not accept fees or donations.