Friends of Matènwa

Matènwa, Haiti

Amount granted: $20,000

Grant year: 2016

Grant category: Education


To support the Matenwa Institute of Learning in Haiti.

The mission of Friends of Matènwa is to support initiatives generated from Haiti’s rural communities for the betterment of their education, social justice, health and economic well-being.  Funds will be used to support The Matènwa Community Learning Center (MCLC) and its Institute of Learning.  The Institute was developed to provide a training model of its successful school model.  Its model bans corporal punishment, offers instruction in Creole, incorporates gardening as part of its core curriculum, and puts an emphasis on child-centered learning in an environment of mutual respect, investigation and critical thinking.