We were first introduced to our partner, Edner Veus, when he served as a translator for us while doing short term trips with another ministry. Through that relationship, we learned how God was using his experience growing up as an orphan child and giving him a vision to serve high risk children in his area. In 2006, we partnered with him, and a few of like-minded friends, to begin the work and open Human Care School. As young single men, they reached out to the demographic that was most relatable to them, the young teenage boys of the community.
The ministry has grown extensively and continues to provide top notch education to students who would otherwise have no hope of attending or completing their schooling. Currently, the program provides education, discipleship, medical support, and a feeding program to all who have qualified as participants. Many of the students walk one to two hours daily (each way) to attend. The campus is filled with hope and many aspire to be teachers, pastors, and engineers. The campus is a place where excitement and hope are literally visible. It is truly a light on a hill.
Human Care School (HCS) now provides a full primary and secondary education for grades K-13 and has become the top-ranked academic school in its region based on performance in nationwide testing! Several classes have now graduated from their chosen university programs and have entered the Haitian culture as mature believers in Christ who are trained to live as witnesses for Christ and provide for their families. HCS graduates an average of 20 students per year and HOB works to provide university scholarships, career training, business training, and micro loans for business startups through the Transition Fund.