We strive to advance education by constructing, repairing and operating schools in Haiti.
Between 2019 to early 2020, the Foundation has raised $56,000 CDN - enough to build 2 classrooms and an administrative office/staffroom. An additional $147,104.50 CDN is required to build an additional four classrooms, a kitchen, (many of the children are too poor to bring a lunch), a cafeteria and washrooms to provide the children with a safe, seismically sound environment that is conducive to learning. During 2021, with the continued limitations due to COVID-19, fundraising efforts were significantly slowed and the foundation relied heavily on private donations, two on-line auctions featuring artwork donated by budding artists and another featuring household items, and a Chocolate Basket Raffle. Proceeds amounted to just over $5,000. Fortunately, the school construction was able to continue in Haiti and the second floor was poured, windows and doors were installed in the existing classrooms, washrooms were erected and the foundation for the kitchen and cafeteria were also dug.
In 2022 and 2023 the Foundation continued with its fundraising events and managed to raised over $100,000.00 towards the construction of the school.
School Construction Progress
2023 - 2nd Floor Roof Completion
June 11th 2023
Bikes for Bricks program supports our mission to raise funds for the building of a school in Haiti. The event on June 11, 2023 saw 23 teams keep their bikes moving for 8 hours. The event raise over $45,000.00, getting us closer to our goal of $200,000.00 to complete the construction of the school. The funds raised in 2023 were used to complete the second floor classrooms and the roof. The school is now in its final stages of construction.
2022 - 3 New Classrooms - 2nd Floor
June 5th 2022
Bikes for Bricks program supports our mission to raise funds for the building of a school in Haiti. The event is an 8-hour spin-a-thon where teams work together to raise money. During our inaugural event Bikes for Bricks raised $20, 000 and in 2022 we raised over $40,000.00. The fundraising for the school continues as we aim to raise $200,000 to complete the school.
MARCH 13, 2022
Cooking Demo Haiti Forward was thrilled to team up with Sonia Verrilli-Jabon from Beets and Biscotti Wellness! In a fun and informative Zoom demo, Sonia shared some special Haitian recipes, passed down to her by family, to support the continued construction of the school. This year's event raised over $5000.00. Look for future virtual cooking classes.