In this 2-minute video, we introduce you to Jean Philippe Sauveur, the director of the J Nissi School in Haiti. Watch this video to hear how the school is doing, some of the challenges of growing up in Cité Soleil, and Jean Philippe’s hope for his students. (Recorded October 27, 2016)
We are proud to be partnering with Jean Philippe as he makes the decisions impacting the seventy kids under his care at the J Nissi School. The school was a dream of Jean Philippe’s late step-brother Windy and has developed into a beacon of hope in the community over the past six years.
Current Needs for the School
Once we’ve completed our campaign to fund the 2017 operating expenses of the school, we are hoping to work with Jean Philippe on some of the projects listed below that he brought up in our October meeting.
- Movable walls within the church where they currently host three of the classes to foster fewer distractions.
- More benches to accommodate the growing number of students.
- Enough textbooks for every student so they can get their homework done.
- Storage space for the teachers to store their books and other teaching resources.
- More notebooks for the kids.
- More chalkboards for the teachers.
As we raise money to support the school, we first cover the monthly operating expenses and then give Jean Philippe the authority to make decisions on which projects to prioritize and how to get them accomplished. This is a project run by Haitians, we are simply here to provide support as they work towards solutions for their country.
We had the chance to film this interview while sitting down with Jean Philippe Sauveur on October 27, 2016. While we had to cut this video down to suit our fellow short-attention-span Americans, you are welcome to watch the entire 35 minute video and read the full transcript of this interview.