St. Alphonse de Liguore School
Offering HOPE in Near Constant Instability
Sr. Luce's Update on the School:
Enrollment is currently 1032 and is down because of the gangs. The school is located on the west side of Port-Au-Prince. The gangs have blocked the transportation routes from the north and south, thus, preventing many of the children from being able to get to the school. Sr Luce shared that she has retained all 101 employees of the school, despite financial shortages. She has paid some school teachers or staff on an hourly basis.
Please continue to uphold Sr Luce,other religious personnel, school staff, and children of St Alphonse school in your prayers. Pray for peace in Haiti, as well.
The illiteracy rate in Haiti remains around 50%, and only ten percent of schools are public. The level of formal education is so low that it is difficult to get the country back on track for development.
The mission of the Sisters, therefore, constitutes a sign of hope; and they face increasingly strong and pressing demand for the education they give, an education based on honesty and success. At St. Alphonse School in Port-au-Prince, the Sisters offer education from kindergarten to secondary school. There are nearly 2,000 students attending daily.
St. Alphonse School strives to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and safe for its students. Due to poverty, many students would be malnourished if they were not able to receive a meal when they attend school. Providing the students with food allows them to better learn and reduces the risk of depressive illnesses and dropouts. St. Alphonse School also attempts to make school materials available.
In a country ravaged by poverty and instability, receiving nutrition and education in a safe and stable environment is a true gift. But it is difficult for the Sisters to provide without the financial help and prayerful support of others.
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