Why Is It So Hard to Get an Education in Haiti?

Classroom full of students in Haiti

Haiti’s literacy rate is one of the lowest in the world – only about 61% of adults able to read and write. To understand some of the challenges facing students trying to get an education Haiti, it’s important to first understand how the educational system in Haiti works.  The educational system is based on the […]

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Keep Hoping Alive In Hard Times

Students in Haiti posing with their teachers at the school gates

Dear Friends and Supporters, At Lumiere D’Education, we believe transparency and honesty are critical for non-profit organizations to maintain trust with their supporters. Therefore, with a heavy heart, we must tell you that we have had to reduce the number of students at our school due to financial difficulties. As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Announcing Our New Solar Panel Project

Solar panels reflecting sunlight on a cloudy day

Lumiere D’Education has a new project in the works to help shine a light on Haiti – literally! We are very excited to once again partner with the JD Sheth Foundation, this time to install solar panels at our school. Try to imagine living your life with no electricity. No air conditioning in the hot […]

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Resilience in the Face of Crisis

Classroom full of students in Haiti

As our students prepare to return to school for the first time in months, they face more challenges than usual. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world, and there have been more than 7,000 confirmed cases in Haiti. The actual number is likely higher because many Haitians are reluctant to seek treatment due to […]

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Educating Girls Impacts Generations

A Haitian girl in her classroom reading

“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 are female — […]

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Why These Co-Founders Are So Passionate About Haiti

Lumiere D'Education co-founders Gelina Mascoe and Caberbe Joseph

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, […]

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