Group of school children raising hands outside of Capva school

Capva School

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.

Group of students in green uniforms in classroom


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.

Group of school children with backpacks


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.

Group of graduates in caps and gowns


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.

Group of people at desks


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.

Group of school children in red uniforms standing outside school


The School in Onaville is located on the outskirts of Port au Prince, Haiti. It is one of the newest of the HOLD the Children sponsor schools. This school was founded in 2015 after families settled in Onaville “temporarily” after the 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of Port au Prince.

Classroom full of students


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.

Group of children


Victory Christian Fellowship Preschool began in September of 2003. It is located just outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Pastor Leroy Blackwood’s vision was and is to provide education and training for poor pre-school age children in the Lilliput community of Montego Bay. Community children from age 3 thru 6 attend the VCF preschool.