The Power of Education Foundation opened its first school in Fontamara, aneighborhood of Port au Prince, Haiti on October 4th, 2010. Our school provides Haitian students free access to high quality education, primary medical care and daily food support by matching them with a sponsor. There are currently almost 235 students enrolled in grades K-9. Read More...
What could be more powerful than connecting your students to other students around the world? The Power of Education Foundation is built on our belief that when our children befriend and begin to understand the developing world, they have the opportunity to learn some of life’s most valuable lessons: compassion, friendship, and our connectedness as humans.
We offer you the opportunity to bring this gift to your students, and believe that when our children’s eyes are opened to the many different cultures and experiences that exist around the world, the future is brighter for us all.
Thank you to our School to School Partners: East Rockford Middle School - Rockford, MI French School of Detroit - Bloomfield Hills, MI American School of Milan - Milan, Italy Forest Hills Northern High School - Grand Rapids, MI Breton Downs Elementary School - East Grand Rapids, MI
Raising Awareness and Lesson Plans
It is our experience that children in the developed world become passionate when they learn about the status of Haiti’s children. We have a team of educators who have created lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms to create awareness about Haiti. These lesson plans have already been used in over 25 countries across the world and have reached approximately 8,000 elementary students since January, 2010. These lessons effectively deliver curriculum and can be used by schools and classrooms to develop a fundraising project and teach students about Haiti. Check out for our free lesson plans through Teachers Pay Teachers. Each lesson plan has a teacher’s guide as well as an interactive PowerPoint presentation ready to use in your classroom today! The lesson plans are also popular among parents who want to explain more about the project or show where their sponsored child lives.
Opening Young Eyes, is an interesting article from International Educator about the importance of exposing K-12 students to global issues.