In 2009, while the new location for Dufailly Christian Church was being built, members of the mission team could not help but take notice of the many children present each day around the work site and were not attending school. Upon inquiry as to why those children were not in school, they learned that many of them could not afford to attend the schools in the area due to the financial commitment required.
Upon returning back home, prayer, along with discussions about this matter continued amongst the team members and it became clear to them that God had laid this concern on their hearts and they felt convinced to find a solution. Initially, their solution was to try and financially support a few of the children to attend one of the local schools; however, they quickly learned that not only were the committing to support one child to attend school, but that each of these children had siblings that they felt a commitment towards supporting as well.
As God often times does if we will just be still and listen, He made the answer clear. The church was only being used one day a week, so why not use it as school during the week and charge a nominal fee with an exception that students would pay for their uniforms and books?
So, in the Fall of 2009, Dufailly Christian School began with 25 children and 3 teachers. Since then, the school has grown to more than 180 students, 5 teachers and a headmaster, who also teaches the children. In fact, work teams completed a classroom expansion in 2012 that will allow fore more than 200 students to be enrolled.
An oversight team continues to assist the school in developing an organized Biblical and doctrinal curriculum along with Scripture text, worksheets,visual aids, and other activities. In addition, one meal is provided to the children each day, Monday through Friday via our Harvest for Haiti program. The school contains 1st-6th grade with high school as an option in nearby Mirebalais for those children who can afford it.