Back to Haiti for Children Eager to Learn

We are accepting applications for future teams. There are many ways to serve, such as leading hands-on learning activities with students. Building a garden bed for botany lessons. Grounds improvements. Painting and repair. Talking with local businesses about partnership opportunities with the school. And starting a hot lunch program.

Mount Olivet’s work with the school is done through the Thomas Food Project (TFP), which began as an outgrowth of another UMVIM team’s experience serving after the 2010 earthquake. A different kind of mission experience, the TFP is establishing 21st-century learning environments in some of Haiti’s poorest schools. The initiative works cooperatively with the schools and their communities to support locally defined needs and work towards sustainable operations.

The Mount Olivet team will follow up on the technology and education project we began last year. Our first team deployed classroom computers, installed solar power and a water purifications system, and taught basic first aid to teachers.

Learn More About Thomas Food Project

Contact: Kenn Speicher |speicharak@verizon.net | 703-534-0877

See the video of our work at IMEC School in April 2014 with the Thomas Food Project: