Amount granted: $28,655
Grant year: 2020
Grant categories: Education, Rural Human Services
To support the creation an entrepreneurship program for graduates of its community school through Biznis Kreyol.
The Matènwa Community Learning Center (MCLC) was established as a school that would ban corporal punishment, offer instruction in Creole, incorporate gardening as part of its core curriculum, and put an emphasis on child-centered learning in an environment of mutual respect, investigation and critical thinking. The entrepreneurship program will provide an opportunity for the community’s youth that have graduated from school to earn a living, while giving back to the school community.