Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti's mission includes 4 goals that emphasize a Christ-centered, holistic approach to serving the children in Haiti. In this series, we'll look at how each goal can be seen in the past year at Branch Schools.
Goal #1: Provide Lutheran education and nutrition for orphans and other under-served children in Haiti.
Since Branch Schools' beginning in 2015, providing an education built on God's Word and support for health and wellbeing have been at the forefront of the schools in Haiti. To find more details on how Branch Schools is combatting these spiritual and physical challenges, see the comparison below.
In the 2020-21 school year, many physical blessings came to Branch Schools. Yvette's orphanage and school continued to grow in enrollment, creating a need for an expanded water cistern in the fall. New solar panels were installed in the spring at Yvette's facility to bring reliable light and power. Branch Schools was granted WELS Affiliate status in October 2020, and had incredible donor support throughout a challenging year of social unrest in Haiti and COVID-19. Along with many other joys in this past year, we praise and thank God for these blessings on the work being done in Haiti!
Branch Schools has been busy over the last few months!
In March, we were blessed with the immense outpouring of support for Yvette's much-needed solar panels. In April, we had a wonderful opportunity to speak at an in-person rally for the first time since 2019. In May, we announced the upcoming opening of our fifth school in Les Palmes for preschool and kindergarten education.
What could June bring?
Here's a hint: we've been working on a letter coming to your mailbox soon, new names and designs (see below!), and even a new page for the Branch Schools website. We can't share any more information yet, but we are excited to give you all the details soon.
Follow Branch Schools on Facebook to catch another preview, and watch your inbox for the official unveiling later in June.
What are your guesses for the upcoming news? Let us know via the website or send us a message on Facebook!
Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti, Inc.