THE FRIENDS OF HAITI, INC. is an IRS authorized 501C3 nonprofit corporation, organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Specifically, this organization has been formed to (a) provide relief to the poor, distressed and underprivileged and (b) advance education in the country of Haiti. Our organization has designed and developed a program to further advance our purposes in supporting the education of doctors and nurses.
The Friends of Haiti Inc. helps the people of Haiti who are poor and most at risk. We support schools in Haiti with school supplies and a specific program of tuition assistance for the needy students who are Haitian. Our tuition assistance specifically targets the school for Nurses and Doctors. Haiti is in need of professional medical people to assist in providing quality healthcare. We can think of no better area to find these professionals than in the country of Haiti itself. Therefore, we have sought to create a means to help encourage the people of Haiti to not only gain much needed education, but also for these educated Haitians to then give something back to their own country.
Our program is primarily conducted in the area of Port au Prince working in conjunction with the “University Notre –Dame d’Haiti, located at Rue Sapotille – Pacot, Port au Prince, Haiti The tuition assistance program for Haitian students lasts for one school year and is reviewed at the end of the school year for the next school year. Our tuition assistance program is open to the public in Haiti. Needy students are selected based upon recommendation from the school, and tuition assistance will be granted based on funds available. Education assistance is reviewed during the summer months to select students that will be helped through The Friends of Haiti Inc. for the new school year in the fall. In addition, we provide on a continuing basis, the supplies needed for these educational purposes.
The program administration is conducted from our headquarters at 2520 Mesa Verde Terrace, Henderson, Nevada, 89074. Joseph and Sue Provost, along with the Board of Directors, oversee our activities. All Board members and officers have business backgrounds and have been active in charitable works through their own churches and with national organizations such as Rotary International and Haiti Outreach.