The inability to receive
an education in Haiti continues to plague this country. In rural
parts of the country approximately 80% of children do not attend
school. Within the urban areas, an average of 50% of the children
are not attending school. Public schooling in Haiti is minimal.
The majority of Haitian children must attend private schools to
receive an education. Usually this creates a great financial burden
on a family. Not only is there a monthly tuition fee, schools require
new uniforms and an administrative fee every fall. Families who
are struggling to feed themselves must forego an education for their
GBTN believes that education is of paramount importance
for children. Education ensures future opportunities for improving
their living conditions. Goals Beyond The Net is committed to having
all children within our Jacmel United Football Club attend school.
For children unable to attend due to financial reasons, GBTN provides
educational scholarships that cover the administrative fee, uniforms,
and monthly tuition. One hundred percent of our children in JUFC
are attending school.
English School for JUFC Students GBTN is also
committed to eliminating the economic disparity created by the lack
of fluency in English. The better-educated Haitians are fluent in
Creole, French, and English. To acquire a government position, a
position in the tourism sector, or an office position, one must
be French or English speaking. Goals Beyond The Net is striving
to ensure our children in JUFC have those opportunities. Partnering
with a local pastor, Goals Beyond The Net has established an English
School for its JUFC members. GBTN sponsors top scholars
to attend our English school with the future goal of 100% enrollment.
Please visit our Donations and Sponsorships
Page to learn more about opportunities to sponsor a child for
an education and/or sponsor a child to attend English school and
help provide opportunities that may change the lives of these children
living in poverty.