It Takes a Village To Keep Our School Going & We Are So Thankful To Everyone Who Contributes

As we post this, we are feverishly leading up to two major events for our school — a trip to Haiti and our major fundraising event of the year, our Red Carpet Gala.

One thing is clear: we simply couldn’t do this without the amazing support of the community, both local and abroad.

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Educating Girls Impacts Generations

“If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.” —African Proverb

Helping impoverished and disadvantaged girls receive an education is something very important to us here at L’ecole Dinaus Mixed School. Of our currently enrolled 138 students, eighty ...

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Life Got You Down? Sometimes, Helping Others Is The Best Medicine.

I could give you countless reasons to volunteer, donate to charity, or find ways to give back to your community. It looks great on your resume, it can help you gain new skills, and even provide you with some tax breaks. But what if I told you giving back would help make you happier and enrich your life?

Even though donating ...

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A Country In Crisis — These Kids Need Your Help, Now More Than Ever Before.

Since February 2019, the world has been gripped with the painful images and stories coming out of Haiti. By any stretch, the country isn’t new to unrest and violence in the streets — but this latest round of violence has resulted in deaths, injuries, and temporary school closures. For now, although there is still a lot of anger, things have calmed and life is slowly returning to normal as ...

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How To Have A Charitable Impact, Even When You’re On A Budget.

Most Americans want to give back in some way, shape or form — we recognize how lucky and blessed we all are to have been born in a country that’s full of opportunity and freedom. But, just because we want to give back doesn’t always mean we can afford to. These are tough times for many individuals and families, but there’s no denying that there are millions of people around the globe who ...

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Why These Co-Founders Are So Passionate About Haiti

Gelina Mascoe and her brother, Caberbe Joseph, are the proud Co-Founders of Lumiere D’Education, a registered charity that was created to help fund their family-owned school. The school, L’ecole Dinaus Mixed, is located in La Plaine, Haiti. The area is one of the many poverty-stricken areas of Haiti that gets no support from the government, so it’s up to them to keep this school funded.

Gelina ...

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Why Education Is The Key To Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty

Whether we’re talking about a small village in Haiti or an inner-city in New York, history has shown us time and time again that one of the most impactful ways to break the cycle of poverty is through education.

Here are some global facts about ...

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Children Born Into Poverty Are Unlucky — But Is There A Solution?

There’s no question about it, poverty is a terrible thing and most of its victims are totally helpless. They’re born into it, and the cycle continues due to variables that are outside of their control. That’s why there are countless charities dedicated to its eradication, and many wealthy nations have donated billions toward the cause. The lucky ones continue to attempt to help those ...

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How Can a Generation Be Expected to Save Themselves, if No One Teaches Them How?

You may not know a lot about Haiti, but you see it on the news. We’re all aware of the relentless natural disasters, government instability, disease, and poverty. But what we rarely hear about are the good news stories coming out of Haiti, and that’s the significant improvements we’re seeing in educational opportunities for children who are unlucky enough to be born into the poorest place ...

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Haiti: Then & Now. Where Exactly Is L’Ecole Dinaus Mixed?

The history of Haiti is one of the most inspiring and interesting of any country — yet it’s one most of have never heard. The Haitian Revolution of 1791 is an incredible story that changed the course of history. They went from a slave state to an independent nation due to the drive and ambition of the citizens who used to be slaves. If you want a quick history lesson, this short video does a ...

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