On January 12, 2010, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake focused the world’s attention on the plight of Haiti, a poor country with a long and troubled history. From its earliest beginnings, the people of Haiti have faced adversities that led to tremendous human suffering: slavery, epidemics, warring factions, government corruption, coups, and natural disasters.
Haiti is located relatively close to the United States (1889 miles), but differs tremendously in its quality of education. Fifty percent of children do not attend school, only 61 percent of the adult population is literate, and most Haitian schools are expensive relative to average household earnings.
Education is the key to Haiti’s social and economic development, and the best empowerment of Haitians to lead.
The Joseph Story
Leadership development is character development. That is why the school is named after the biblical Joseph, whose inspirational story of character parallels its mission. Joseph was abandoned when his brothers sold him into slavery as a child. Yet God had given him a dream that he would one day be a leader. So, despite the many misfortunes he encountered, Joseph had the faith to persevere and pursue his dream. His strength of character enabled him to behave honorably when faced with power, authority, pride, adultery, and other temptations. Joseph was able to fulfill his dream of destiny and become a wise leader of people. Just as we believe the graduates of The Joseph School will do, through an education that nurtures character and leadership.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return.
We believe that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.
We believe that following Jesus as Lord includes serving and sharing our faith with our fellow man.