In Haiti, families must pay for their children’s education. Many families struggling to provide basic needs cannot afford the school fees. The Haitian Initiative Child Sponsorship program enables you to help by removing the barriers to education. With your support, a child will receive access to school and soccer.
The purpose of the HI Sponsorship Program is to pave the way for a Haitian Initiative youth to attend school and participate in the HI soccer program. Sponsorship is an incredibly powerful way to help one Haitian child receive an education, attend the soccer program, and develop as young leaders in the community. Sponsorship connects you with an individual child and lets you provide life-changing benefits to the child for a low monthly contribution. Sponsorship is your chance to build a lifelong friendship with a Haitian child, one that has potential to improve the trajectory of his or her life.
For less than $2 a day, you can provide life-changing benefits to a Haitian child! The cost to sponsor a child and pay for school, school uniforms and the soccer program is $600.00 a year or $50.00 a month. This amount covers the cost of tuition and the soccer program. If you choose to become a child sponsor, you can pay the full amount or pay monthly.
SOCCER. EDUCATION. NUTRITION.
This sponsorship pays for 6 days of soccer training each week and a nutritious meal every day a child trains. The HI program inspires young Haitians to take control of their own lives by building people sound of heart, mind, and body, based on the conviction that education – mental, emotional and physical – is the backbone to a better future for all of Haiti. Sponsorship is your opportunity to connect with a child in need and fuel his journey to a better way of life. HI will arrange for direct communications between you and the child you sponsor throughout the year.
HI enrolls 320 children each year, and each child needs a sponsor. A modest monthly donation of $50 is all it takes to pay for one child’s annual tuition, 6 days of soccer training each week, and a nutritious meal every day a child trains. Haitian families must pay for their children’s primary and secondary education. As a family struggles to provide basic needs for its children, education sadly becomes a discretionary expense. The Haitian Initiative Child Sponsorship Program enables you to remove those barriers to education. Your generous donation pays for annual tuition, English class, soccer training and a meal 6 days every week. The HI program inspires young Haitians to take control of their own lives by building people sound of heart, mind, and body, based on the conviction that education – mental, emotional and physical – is the backbone to a better future for all of Haiti. Sponsorship is your opportunity to connect with a child in need and fuel his journey to a better way of life. HI will arrange for direct communications between you and the child you sponsor throughout the year.
As children leave the feeding center for the field complex, and as they leave the Cité Soleil complex for the day, they pass a large water cistern where they fill their water bottles. For most, this is the only clean, fresh water they receive all day. Your $1,000 donation will fill the cistern weekly to insure the children remain hydrated. Your name and logo will appear on signage adjacent to the cistern.
A $1,500 donation provides a water bottle and a back pack for each of the 320 participants in the program. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on the HI website, and your name and logo will be displayed in the Cité Soleil complex.
Soccer Coach Sponsor
Your $2,500 donation includes salary, professional development and equipment for one coach for a full year. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on the HI website and you will have the opportunity to communicate directly with the coach you sponsor throughout the year.
English Class Sponsor
Your $3,500 donation funds the salaries for two instructors who provide daily English class to all 320 children enrolled in the HI program in Cité Soleil. Signage with your name and logo will be prominently displayed in the HI Feeding Center, on the HI website and all social media relative to HI.
Your $5,000 donation supports 1 team of your choice. Each of the 18 players on the team receive six meals each week, six soccer training sessions, weekly English classes and equipment to include jerseys that bear your logo. Your logo will also appear on the wall at the Cité Soleil complex.
Team Education Sponsor
Your $10,000 sponsorship will provide 20 scholarships for a full team for the entire school year. The team of your choice – age and gender – will bear your name, and your logo will appear on their team jerseys. A mural with your logo will be prominently displayed on a wall at the HI soccer complex in Cité Soleil. Daily meals, English class and soccer training are included as part of your donation.
USA Travel Sponsor
Our highest level of sponsorship, the Travel Sponsor facilitates bringing a team of 12 to 16 young Haitian athletes to the United States for a 2-week summer stay. The team and the exchange is co-branded with broad exposure on the Internet through social media. Most often, sponsored teams travel to Minnesota and participate in the Schwan’s USA Cup, the largest international youth tournament in the world.