Meet some of the children who are finding hope in Haiti’s classrooms, with a little help from Mary’s Meals.  

Back to all stories | Posted on 29 Aug 2018 in Blog

We asked children who receive Mary’s Meals each day at school in Haiti why education is important to them. Here’s what they told us: 

“School is important because I can learn how to take care of myself in the future. The food I eat at school helps me to follow the teacher in class.” 

Jules, 9  

“I come to school so I can learn to read and write. French is my favourite subject. Now, when people speak French, I can understand and answer them.” 

Charles, 13 

“School is important because if I am able to read and write, I will be able to become an important woman in the future.” 

Cynthia, 11 

“It’s important to come to school to help the country and help myself by getting a good job in the future. Maths is my favourite subject. I don’t have to spend a lot of time thinking about it, I just see the numbers and I can do the sums in my head.” 

Jean-Baptiste, 12 

“If you go to school, it’s easier to find a job in the future. My favourite subject is French. I want to learn to speak it.” 

Dalida, 13 

“If I work hard at school, I can learn to read and write, and I will be able to do a lot of things.” 

Pierre, 8 


Together, we’re helping 36,097 children at 116 schools in Haiti to find hope in the classroom every school day. Thank you for giving them the chance to learn and thrive.