The Capva School is located in Cite Soleil, Haiti, one of the poorest communities in all of Haiti. It has been many years since the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and evidence of the destruction is still visible in this troubled community.  Life is not only difficult here, it is quite dangerous.  Desperate people do desperate things. 

Christian Alliance School (CAS) is located in the small town of Limonade, just outside Cap Haitien, Haiti's second largest city.  More than 300 students, preschool thru 6th grade, attend the school. Directed by Pastor Aleonce Bazile, the school provides education to children that would otherwise not be in school.  All teachers and their school administrator, Paul Simeus, work selflessly to provide an education to the needy children of this community. Mission Discovery teams have been visiting and supporting CAS since 2009.

Dr. Don Schreier and Pastor Exante stood on the side of the mountain overlooking the banana field that joined the property of the HOLD the Children sponsored school in Lavaud, Haiti.  The two agreed this would be a perfect place for an orphanage.  In this small country of 10.5 million people, with more than 450,000 orphaned or abandoned children, there is definite need for an orphanage. The two visionaries decided to proceed to build a safe place for children.  HOLD the Children Home was birthed.

Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf (JCSD) is located in the mountains of Eden District just outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica. JCSD is a residential school that cares for 45 special needs children. In 1986 an AMD missionary went to Jamaica to minister to deaf children starting a school and naming it the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf. In 2000, the operation of the school was entrusted to Jamaican nationals and continues today under their leadership. JCSD’s 15 staff members provide general education classes, Bible instruction and Christian love and witness to each student.

Kairos Christian School, located in Ciudad Vieja (the old city) Guatemala, was founded by Mayra Garcia in 2010. Beginning as a Saturday feeding program for needy children, Kairos has grown into a school for children in grades 1 thru 8. Here is Mayra's story of the beginning of Kairos School.

The School in Onaville is the newest of the HOLD the Children Sponsor schools in Haiti.  This school was founded in 2015 and is directed by Pastor Noel Gespere.  Pastor Noel is a long time partner and friend of Mission Discovery and we are excited about the opportunity to help support this school through the HOLD sponsorship program. 

Kindergarten Class is excited about the beginning of a new school day.

HOLD the Children currently supports six schools in conjunction with the New Haitian Mission Baptist Association (NHMBA).  These six schools are located throughout the Port de Paix area of Haiti in Bassin Bleu, Cabaret, Lavaud, Nazareth, New Bethlehem, and Port de Paix.  The Port de Paix schools are where HOLD the Children all began back in the year 2000.  Here’s a little more information on each of these schools…

Victory Christian Fellowship Supreme Basic School (VCFSBS) began in September of 2003. Pastor Leroy Blackwood’s vision is to provide education and training for poor pre-school age children in the Lilliput community. Community children from age 3 thru 6 attend the VCF School. Mission Discovery has partnered with Pastor Blackwood for more than five years, helping to construct the three story school building that houses the Victory Christian Fellowship Church and School. There are approximately 40 children registered in school there.