Central has supported Project 117 for several years. Over this time we have seen the positive impact of the program spread as well as an increase in the number of children and families that are being served. This year we will be supporting Project 117 with a contribution of $1,000. The World Support Mission team will keep you updated on this exciting and promising outreach program with news of happenings, personal stories, as well as ways to participate. Stay Tuned!
Mission: To build and operate schools for the left behind in Haiti. Any student—young or old—in need of school. At any given moment, a child can be left behind in Haiti. Maybe their parents can no longer afford to pay for school. Maybe a student gets sick from dirty drinking water and misses a year of school. Maybe the family needs the child to work around the house or in the family field. Maybe the student—now an adult—never had the opportunity to go to school in the first place. No matter the circumstance, every student has a right to be in school
Vision: We see every child having the opportunity to attend school. We see each and every student as created uniquely by God, which means that no one is left behind. We see students discovering their role in God’s story. We see our graduates going on to college. We see our students becoming pastors and teachers and non-profit change-makers. We see them starting businesses and revitalizing Haiti’s economy. We see doctors, engineers, educators, politicians, writers, entrepreneurs, preachers, mechanics, artist, and mechanics rising up out of our schools to make Haiti a more beautiful place. We see hope through education .
- Storytelling –Every story and every voice matters. We share the stories of our staff, students, volunteers, and communities in a way that glorifies God.
- Empowerment –Young or old, staff or student or volunteer, we believe that God created every person with intention, purpose, and a story to tell. We equip people to discover that purpose and step into their role in God’s story
- Collaboration–God equips us to be the light of the world by giving us a specific role to play. By pursuing partnership and collaboration, we multiply our impact as we join with other churches, organizations, and individuals.
- Action–“Not my job” isn’t in our vocabulary. When we see something that needs doing, whether it is standing against injustice or cleaning a classroom, we glorify God by rising to the challenge and taking action