Schools Built to Date


Students Attending

Since 2001, buildOn has empowered communities to build 162 schools in Haiti. As a result, children and adults in southern Haiti now have access to life-changing literacy and education.

In the Haitian villages where buildOn constructs classrooms, our schools are often the only structures built to withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, and severe storms, and many buildOn schools served as community shelters during Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

The UN Human Development Index ranks Haiti as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Of the 10.7 million people living in Haiti, 23 percent of the population live below the poverty line of US $1.90 a day. But despite the severe challenges in Haiti, more than 40,000 children and adults attend buildOn schools every day.

Our Haiti Programs

Just a few of the schools we’ve built and people we’ve impacted in Haiti

Our programs have impacted thousands of lives in Haiti

  • “I want my students to finish high school and go to college and help communities develop. Some might become doctors, engineers.”

    Madam Sonise, Teacher — Delva, Haiti

  • “Every day, I take part in this work to make sure that we have this school in this community. I will come here every day to build the school because it is that important.”

    Ivna Paul, Community Volunteer — Duverger, Haiti

  • “Yes, I’m excited about getting a new school because in the new school we won’t get wet when it rains.”

    Witchuna, first grade student — Delva, Haiti

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How You Can Help

Help us fund the next school built in Haiti

Fundraise to Build a School in Haiti

Use your creativity to raise awareness of the education crisis in Haiti and fundraise to help end it. $40,000 will fund an entire school.

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Donate to Build a School in Haiti

Help bring quality education to students living in poverty in Haiti. Just $22 provides access to education for a child in Haiti.

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Learn more about Haiti programs
Contact Rosann Jager
Chief Program Officer, Global

Support our programs
Contact Maurice Muchene
VP of Development

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