On Monday, September 27, the school doors opened once again, welcoming hundreds of students into classrooms for another year of lessons. The familiar sight of the bustling campuses brings incredible joy, but this school year did have a difficult start.
The opening of the semester had to be delayed due to the earthquake in August. The Port-au-Prince directors shared this news with Branch Schools at the beginning of September, saying that "the Haitian State decided to postpone the reopening of classes" due to the government's "inability to come to the aid of each student during this critical period." While Haiti is still recovering from the earthquake today, we are grateful that schools are now able to open.
This year, enrollment has risen from the 2020-2021 school year at all three Port-au-Prince elementary schools, totaling over 1,100 students! Branch Schools could not support the amazing work being done at these schools without your help--thank you!
To God be the glory!
Branch Lutheran Schools of Haiti, Inc.