Reciprocal Ministries International<br />RMI is in the business of building <br />“Forever Cross-Cultural Relationships”<b...
RMI’s Programs<br />Sister Church Partnership<br />Homes for Haiti<br />Food for Haiti<br />Hope for Kidz<br />
Why Education? <br />	Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor ju...
Education in Haiti <br />Only 55% of school age children in Haiti receive an education<br />Only 2%  finish the US equival...
Why aren’t children in school? <br />Must work to help keep their household running<br />Must care for younger siblings<br...
The Solution is You!<br />
How the Program Works<br />A picture and biography of each student is procured by the RMI HFK Staff in Haiti and sent to t...
Program Administration<br />HFK is administered by RMI staff in Florida and in Haiti . <br />RMI works in cooperation with...
Hope for Kidz provides…<br />School annual tuition<br />School entrance fee<br />Books for the year<br />One school unifor...
Hope for Kidz Donors Receive…<br />A picture and brief profile of your special child<br />Translation of one letter each y...
Is $250 worth changing a life?<br />
Why Stop There?<br />Last year 2017 children were sponsored<br />This year we need sponsors for at LEAST 3000. <br />RMI w...
How Will You Respond? <br />
Any Questions? <br />
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Hope for Kidz Overview

1,205 views

Published on

The cost of education in Haiti is very high and for the most part is highly inaccessible to the average Haitian. Due to weak state provision of educational services, private and parochial schools account for about 90% of primary schools. Even though Haitians place a high value on education, few can afford to send their children to school. In Haiti’s overall development, education remains a key obstacle to economic and social advancement.

The Hope for Kidz program provides HOPE today for Haiti’s tomorrow!

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,205
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
24
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Reciprocal Ministries International (or RMI for short) was founded in 1988 with the distinct mission of partnering churches and individuals in the US with churches and individuals in Haiti. We seek to have these relationships focus on one or all of the following components – discipleship, evangelism, social compassion, education, and community development. I want to focus on one word that is part of our purpose statement at RMI – enable. Our missionaries and staff both in the US and Haiti see their sole purpose as to ENABLE people like you or I to engage in relationship with the people of Haiti.
  • Today we will be exploring the Hope for Kidz Child Sponsorship Program. Hope for Kidz is a child sponsorship program founded by Reciprocal Ministries International in 1999 to meet the educational and physical needs of Haitian children who are unable to attend school due to their severe poverty.
  • Why out of all the problems in Haiti, would we choose to focus so much of our efforts of education? A key to peace, justice and economic opportunity in Haiti is EDUCATION.  Educating the poor of Haiti will promote employment, social values and democracy in a country with a long history of economic, social and political turmoil. The level of education of the main provider in a Haitian household has a clear impact on the risk of being poor. Of those living in households where the main provider has a higher education, only 7% are extremely poor compared to 70% of those living in households where the main provider has no education. Article 26 of the United Nations’ The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adopted in 1948) states: “Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit…”However, without access to education, it is not possible to guarantee the right to education.
  • The cost of education in Haiti is very high and for the most part is highly inaccessible to the average poor person. Due to weak state provision of educational services, private and parochial schools account for about 90% of primary schools.Even though Haitians place a high value on education, few can afford to send their children to school. In Haiti’s overall development, education remains a key obstacle to economic and social advancement. 50% of Haiti’s 8 million people are under the age of 25. The January 12, 2010 earthquake killed many of the country’s young, educated professionals who were in Port-au-Prince to earn a living for their family in another area. Many of the families affected by the earthquake have lost everything and are now unable to pay to send their children to school.
  • From 1999 to 2008, it was estimated that 21% of children in Haitiages 5-14 were engaged in some form of child labor. A child is considered to be involved in child labor activities under the follow classification: (a) children 5-11 years of age that performed at least one hour of economic activity or at least 28 hours of domestic work and (b) children 12-14 years of age that did at least 14 hours of economic activity or at least 42 hours of economic activity and domestic work combined. Current gross net income per capita is $660 (US) – education for just one child would take a huge majority of this income. (Compare gross net income per capita for the US - $47,580)
  • Hope for Kidz provides the framework by facilitating you here in America to sponsor a child in Haiti to receive the education necessary to change his or her life for the better. Individuals like you and I sponsor children in Haiti to change their life forever.
  • This little boy thinks so. We at RMI think so. Do you think so? $250 a day breaks down to a mere 68 cents a day or $4.76 a week. Let’s think for a moment about how small of a sacrifice it is for you to change someone’s life. Would you be willing to give up one specialty coffee a week? What about one fast food meal? Even an inexpensive subway foot-long sandwiches cost 24 cents more than this! What about cutting back one 12 pack of soda each and every week? Any of these small changes would be enough to change a life. Think for a moment about your own child or loved one. What if they couldn’t go to school? What if they didn’t remember the last nourishing meal he or she had? What if he or she would never break free from the cycle of poverty? – not because of ability but because someone who had the means to help chose to have his or her one specialty coffee every week rather than help. Just a thought.
  • We’ve told you about our program and why we think it is important. And now I encourage you.
  • Times are tough, you may be thinking that $250 is more than you can swing right now. If that is your situation…we understand. We just simply want to have you think about what you can afford and even more importantly who you can ask to join you? Perhaps you might be able to swing a $25 donation towards a sponsorship. Could you then commit to asking 9 of your friends to also join you in writing a $25 check? Could you ask your 25 of your extended family members to chip in $10 for a second sponsorship? What if you could afford to sponsor a child – and what if you had one more friend who could do the same. If all our current sponsors could pay it forward for just one additional child, we would have 4034 children sponsored in no time. You might be surprised at how easy it is to tell someone about this program.
  • Hope for Kidz Overview

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Reciprocal Ministries International<br />RMI is in the business of building <br />“Forever Cross-Cultural Relationships”<br />
    3. 3. RMI’s Programs<br />Sister Church Partnership<br />Homes for Haiti<br />Food for Haiti<br />Hope for Kidz<br />
    4. 4. Why Education? <br /> Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. ~ President James A Garfield<br />
    5. 5. Education in Haiti <br />Only 55% of school age children in Haiti receive an education<br />Only 2% finish the US equivalent of high school <br />Roughly 1/3 of youth between 15 and 24 are illiterate.<br />
    6. 6. Why aren’t children in school? <br />Must work to help keep their household running<br />Must care for younger siblings<br />Lack money needed to pay for school fees, transportation, uniforms, supplies, and food.<br />Lack medical resources needed to stay healthy and attend school<br />
    7. 7. The Solution is You!<br />
    8. 8. How the Program Works<br />A picture and biography of each student is procured by the RMI HFK Staff in Haiti and sent to the child’s prospective sponsor. <br />Sponsorship funds are processed in the RMI office in Lehigh Acres, FL and then transferred to the RMI office in Haiti. <br />Once funds have been received, they are distributed to the appropriate pastor of the school’s parent church and the school administrator for the children in that school. <br />They are then responsible to use the monies as designated.<br />They are required to give an accounting to the RMI HFK office, who in turn supplies that information to the RMI International Office as needed.<br />
    9. 9. Program Administration<br />HFK is administered by RMI staff in Florida and in Haiti . <br />RMI works in cooperation with The Evangelical Baptist Mission of Southern Haiti (MEBSH). MEBSH consists of over 487 churches in Southern Haiti. RMI has maintained a solid working relationship with MEBSH for over 40 years. <br /> RMI is a member in good standing with The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). This is the evangelical “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval”. RMI as well as the Hope for Kidz program are governed by a Board of Directors who meets a minimum of 2 times a year. <br />
    10. 10. Hope for Kidz provides…<br />School annual tuition<br />School entrance fee<br />Books for the year<br />One school uniform<br />One pair of shoes<br />Daily hot lunches *(in some areas)<br />
    11. 11. Hope for Kidz Donors Receive…<br />A picture and brief profile of your special child<br />Translation of one letter each year from your child<br />Accountability visits from RMI staff to your child’s school to check facilities and curriculum, get updated pictures and confirm your child’s performance<br />
    12. 12. Is $250 worth changing a life?<br />
    13. 13. Why Stop There?<br />Last year 2017 children were sponsored<br />This year we need sponsors for at LEAST 3000. <br />RMI works with a very small staff and may not know an additional 983 people who would be able to sponsor a child. <br />But we do know if 983 of our current 2017 sponsors would help us find just ONE more sponsor from their friends or family, we’d DOUBLE our impact in Haiti overnight. <br />
    14. 14. How Will You Respond? <br />
    15. 15. Any Questions? <br />

    ×