Sisters of St. Antoine Launch Vocational School for Women and Girls in Fondwa
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Girls in Fondwa
The Little Sisters of St. Antoine are a community of Haitian women religious founded in the village of Fondwa in 1996. Their work is with local peasant farmers, women's groups, orphans, a primary care clinic and the St. Antoine School that enrolls nearly 600 children in pre-school through the end of secondary school.
Often young girls in Haiti are forced to leave school early without completing their education and with few opportunities to learn a
The Fondwa Professional School will equip women with practical education, marketable skills, and knowledge to create their own small businesses.
Tuition and fees for the Professional School are a modest US $20 a month or $240 a year. Donations to the Fondwa Women's Fund can be made through the Rich in Mercy Institute donations page. We welcome especially monthly donors whose support will make possible additional scholarships and increased enrollment benefiting more girls and young women from Fondwa!
trade or other skills by which to support themselves. The sisters, in collaboration with local women's groups, decided to address this issue in Fondwa by launching the Fondwa Professional School for Women and Girls. The Rich in Mercy Institute will provide financial support for this endeavor through the Fondwa Women's Fund.
The new professional school will initially enroll 20 young adult girls and women, drawing from the Fatima House Orphanage, the St. Antoine School, and various women's groups active in the Fondwa community. The Fondwa Women's Fund will provide scholarships for 9 students.