Education is the pathway to development
When We donate food, money, or clothing to someone in a repetitive way, we cripple that individual. INHO wants to fight against the mentality of waiting for the help to come. It is not healthy for any nation in which its citizens are waiting for food, money, or other goods to come, from outside. INHO does not ignore that starvation is a big dilemma for the Haitian people, more so, for the children and the young adults. However, we want to address the problem of hunger wisely – in doing so, we treat people with dignity and respect – Meanwhile, it is important to teach the youth and the young adults in Haiti to be hardworking citizens. INHO is dedicated to education. We start teaching our young women and young men that agriculture is the pathway to develop any nation. No matter how rich a country is, agriculture remains the backbone of its population. We cannot spend our time thinking that the ‘‘better life’’ is like ‘‘mana,’’ it will fall from the sky, or the better life is at the other side of the Atlantic. Here and now, we can start building that life. For now, INHO has a scholarship program, youth camp every summer, reforestation campaign every year, a goat farm. INHO want to do more, but we cannot go further without the support of good people like you – it does not need to be a lot. As we say in the Haitian creole, “bay piti pa chich’’ – $5 or $10 from you will be a blessing. You can pay for a three: $1 USD, you can sponsor a child in the scholarship program: $25 USD a year. You can donate through our GoFundMe campaign, click in the link below. You can also donate via Papal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Fr. Robert Pierre Louis
Priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Associate pastor at St. Patrick’s Basilica – Montreal, Canada