Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti our Canadian and US Federations of Sisters of St Joseph adopted a proposal and a project Rebuilding Haiti through the Empowerment of Girls.
The project is a 10-year commitment to raise $356,200 for Mission Haiti, Inc. These funds have and will secure 13 years of education for 10 girls in Léogâne, Haiti, assist the salaries for and certification of teachers, and provide partial financial aid for replacing the destroyed building at Coeur de Marie College Secondary School. The Sisters of the Companions of Jesus are our hardworking partners in Haiti who manage the projects at the Annunciation Léogâne Primary School, the College Couer de Marie Secondary School, the Village of Jesus elder care home, and Bethleem Farm. Their tireless dedication in working toward a more prosperous Haiti is inspiring. The dignity, resilience, and nobility of the Haitian people stand in stark contrast to the recent negative depiction.
The CSSJ Federation has conducted an immersion experience for the past few years for Sisters and/or Associates to meet the sponsored girls, to learn how the commitment to Mission Haiti, Inc. is making a positive difference in the lives of Haitians, and to participate in the ministry activities of the Sisters of the Companions of Jesus. Karen Cavanagh, a member of our Justice Committee and the Federation Justice Committee, participated in the trip last year. Karen Burke, also a member of our Justice Committee participated in the CSSJ Mission Haiti immersion trip this year (March 12 – 19).
Click here to read: Time for School – in Haiti