The end of the first trimester of studies is approaching quickly at the Parish School in Sassier.   Examinations have begun and students are studying hard to do their best. Taking examinations is a real challenge for all students, but doing well is a great reward. So also is the vacation that begins at the completion of the examination period.

Our challenge is providing enough money to pay the teachers, buy the books, provide hot lunches every day and cover all the other myriad expenses of operating a school with 850 students. Our preschool and primary school students will be moving into a brand new school next Spring (see below) that was funded entirely by the German Government, the Germany Catholic group Kindermisionswerk and the Association for Schools in Hispaniola. However, they do not provide any operating funds for School. We rely solely on donations, large and small, to provide the Gift of Education to all these students.

Our Adopt a Student 2011 project is a great way to support the Sassier School. Sponsoring a preschool or primary school child costs only $100 per year. Imagine, being able to provide an whole year’s education to a child for less than 30 cents per day!

To sponsor one or more students in the primary school, mail a check for $100 per student to: Adopt a Student 2011, 1077 Tower Road, Winnetka, IL 60022. You can donate online by clicking here, or on the Donate Now button to the right and indicate that your donation is for the Adopt a Student Project.

Adopt a Student 2011 is a join project of Sacred Heart’s Haiti Ministry and Zanmi Sasye–Partners with Sassier. All contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.

Thank you for your generous support of the children of Sassier!

For more information, please contact Gerry Keenan at