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June Teacher of the Month
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Belaine Ilsaint teaches in the Government Primary School in Ranquitte, Haiti each morning and in the Christian Secondary School each afternoon…. Monday through Friday. On Friday evenings she studies Law in Grand Riviere, a community 15 miles from her hometown. She is a single Mother raising a teenage son - sound familiar?
Belaine is from a family of Educators who have committed their lives to making other people's children smarter and better equipped to face their futures.
Urgent Educational Initiative
CFI is in need of your help today. Calhoun-Spady School began a great experiment in 1994 when they introduced Secondary education to 26,000 people in Ranquitte for the very first time.
God has recently called a group of American educators to introduce merit-based pay, gender neutral teaching and promotional opportunities, as well as Jesus-centered education.
Here is where we need your help. Our Secondary teachers are now making on average, $4.37 US per hour to teach at Calhoun-Spady. The Public schools now pay $10 US per hour. For example, if a Secondary Teacher teaches 20 hours per week, 80 hours per month - he will receive $800 per month in salary at the Public government school. But the same Teacher at Calhoun-Spady will receive only $349.60 per month.
This is not acceptable. A Kingdom School, dedicated to "making Jesus famous" should not short-change it's educators. We need to raise $50,000 in the next sixty days so that FORTY Teachers can get a decent reimbursement for their giftedness. Think about this a moment - $50,000 providing forty Haitian FAMILIES with fair and equitable compensation, plus....... a whole Christian educational institution getting a shot of encouragement and love from believers in the U.S.
This initiative is not happening in a spiritual void. Jesus is being made famous in Ranquitte through the establishment of a Ministerial Association. Area Ministers are being revitalized through yearly Pastor Encouragement seminars. Preaching and teaching styles have been transformed into interactive opportunities to include Scripture and the Spirit of Christ in every discussion. How can we not seize this opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God in Ranquitte?
Mona Honore and her 3rd Grade Class at Calhoun-Spady