I want to thank you in advance for your support and guidance on this project and mission.
Together, we will spread the word and build a school in Haiti.
How can buying music build a school in Haiti?
Every dollar of my new album, Journey of the Soul, will go to building the school.
Each month, I will donate all proceeds from the website and every digital outlet to buildOn to build the school in Haiti. Our goal is to raise $35,000.
Start donating to build a school in Haiti here.
You can directly support the cause here on iTunes
Education is the greatest opportunity we can give.
It's the foundation for how we will positively impact the world. We all have the ability to fight against poverty, violence, disease, malnutrition and we can start with education.
Let's build a school
- Grant Wish
buildOn in Haiti
The UN’s Human Development Index ranks Haiti as the poorest country in the western hemisphere. 77% of the population lives below the poverty line of US $1.25 a day. buildOn has built 53 schools in Haiti since 2001 that are steadily improving opportunities for those living in rural areas. During the disastrous earthquake of 2010, many of these schools were used as shelters.
According to a UNICEF study almost half of all primary school-age children in Haiti do not attend school, and Haitian public schools have the capacity to serve only one quarter of the school-age population.
Education leads to empowerment and is a vital means of human development.
• Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.
• 74% of all primary school-age girls do not attend school.
• Nearly 60% of all Haitian adults are illiterate.
• More than 100 million children remain out of school.
• Universal primary education would prevent 700,000 cases of
HIV each year – about 30% all new infections in this age group.
Adult Literacy Program
Once the school is complete, buildOn runs an Adult Literacy Program in each village. This program allows parents, adults and other out-of-school participants to gain the literacy they need to move their communities forward. In addition to reading, writing, and basic math and numeracy, classes cover agricultural topics, sanitation and hygiene, and other issues relevant to local community development. Classes are taught by literate community members who are trained by buildOn.