Every time we communicate with you we try to reinforce our belief that leadership training is the best way to make a lasting impact in Haiti. Well-intentioned handouts provide temporary relief, but also create other regrettable issues. When the men and women of Haiti resolve to fix the country’s problems, we will see real change. Mission Possible is training and equipping those leaders through our primary and secondary schools, Teacher College, Nursing School, Leadership Academy, and Bible School.
This year we have raised expectations for our Mission Possible leaders in Haiti. We have also tightened our standards at our schools in the areas of attendance, class size, cleanliness, academics, and discipline. We have asked the parents to reinforce the higher standards. Not all the students and parents are “on board” with these changes and because of that, our enrollment will be down a little this year (final enrollment numbers are being finalized). However, we are already seeing a positive impact on the learning environment at our schools.
To keep up the positive momentum, we humbly request your contribution for our schools.
Want to leverage your efforts? A group of committed donors has just offered a $16,500 matching challenge to DOUBLE your contribution received through January 31, 2015. We know some will want to contribute yet in 2014, while others prefer a 2015 contribution. Either way, now is the time to give to take advantage of the match offer.
Yours and His,
Kurt Bishop, President