Haiti has one of highest levels of food insecurity in the world
4.4 million Haitians will need food assistance in 2022.
Only 65% of the population has access to basic water treatment services.
48% of the population is undernourished.
217,000 Haitian children are at risk for malnutrition.
All TJS food and supplies are from local Haitian farmers supplemented by our campus garden
These statistics are a harsh reality for many children in Haiti. The Joseph School is changing the reality of food scarcity for its students.
The Joseph School provides two meals to each student daily: A small breakfast meal and then a full meal of rice, beans, protein, fruit, and occasionally a treat of cookies or small cakes.
The kitchen team is a dedicated group of women who arrive at the school early to prepare meals with all fresh ingredients. The Joseph School dietary team includes parent volunteers. In order to provide balanced nutritious meals the team receives updates and training in professional nutrition classes.
To provide clean water, The Joseph School’s operation team transports 40 five-gallon water jugs to and from campus each week. The jugs are sterilized and refilled with purified water at a local water station.
This Food for Education program ensures each student is nourished in body and mind during the school day so they are able to focus on their school work, not on their hunger. For students in need, this program continues throughout the summer. At-risk students — those who live in larger families with limited resources or are low weight-for-height — receive supplementary food bars fortified with vitamins and minerals to help prevent malnutrition.
As a donor to the Food for Education program, your gift of $50 per month helps provide food for nearly 200 students. Learn more about this incredible program and begin your donor journey with us at https://thejosephschool.kindful.com/?campaign=1143805