JLF Educational Initiative in Haiti – In memory of Naika Jean 11/29/2014-12/15/2020
As recorded, Haiti is the poorest country in the and yields the lowest educational system the western Hemisphere. In 2015, Haiti’s literacy rate was 61% and has reportedly worsened in recent years. The country faces shortages in educational supplies and opportunities. The government provides very little funding to support public education and thus fail to improve the quality of education in Haiti. The need is tremendous.
What Are We Doing:
JLF is currently sponsoring 30 students in Haiti at Institution Les Jeanty de Yenne in Tabarre, who couldn’t afford to go to school. JLF pays for education including school supplies and uniforms. We also started a food program for the entire school to feed 85 students
JLF Educational initiative in Haiti has improved access to education for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend school. JLF believes that a wholistic scholarship program which includes education, food program and medical care is the response to aid in the deficiencies and improve the quality of education and life.
We are asking supporters, donors and sponsors to support the JLF Educational initiative with a tax-deductible donation of $200 every year. Donors can also donate throughout the year to support the food program.
The Dr. Johanne Louis Foundation (JLF), in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused social isolation and loneliness, will be providing free tablets to older, low income adults in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties to connect them virtually to medical visits, family FaceTime, ordering groceries and community events such as online religious services. Volunteers will assist older adults with hands-on verbal, written instructions on how to use tablets and upload informative apps. Please visit our website to make a donation in support of this very important initiative.
The JLF Closet is one such program that provides health screenings, food, clothing, shoes, personal care, back to school items to underserved, low income and homeless individuals including our Veterans. The JLF Closet is primarily based in The First Haitian Church of God 6219 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19151. The doors are open every first Saturday of the month. The JLF Closet is also mobile and serves the underserved in the USA and in Haiti.