For most of us, we don’t think twice about spending $10 a month on subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Spotify Premium. $120 just isn’t a ton of money — especially when we spend it over the course of a year.
You know what else cost just $120 annually? A child's education in Haiti.
The idea that a child in Haiti could go through an entire year of Catholic education for the price of an Amazon Prime membership boggles the mind. In the United States, Catholic education is expensive; even an elementary school tuition can be thousands of dollars.
It wasn’t always that way, of course, and there are still Catholic schools that are able to educate students from low-income backgrounds thanks to generous donors. But even if Catholic parents in the U.S. can’t afford to send their kids to Catholic schools, they can still guarantee their children a publicly-funded education.
By contrast, at our mission in Haiti, we educate children (who sometimes walk several hours each way to get to and from school) for $120 per student, per year. Catholic education is the only education for most Haitians, so when a family cannot pay for the tuition, they are left without options.
The best way you can help these students get access to education at St. Jean Bosco school is by sponsoring them. For $120 a year, you can make an enormous difference in a child’s life.
If a $120 sponsorship isn’t in your budget this year, prayerfully consider giving up one of your subscription services. While these services provide us with hours of entertainment, free shipping, increased physical fitness, or the freedom to create our own playlists, they can’t change a person’s life like a year of learning to read, write, add, and subtract can.
Sponsoring a child’s education for $120 a year can change his or her life — and the life of a family — forever. Will you join us on this journey?