Thursday, October 3, 2019

October 2019 - Big 4 for E4


You are Invited to our 15-Year Anniversary Event
  
Once again, Mission E4 will be hosting our year-end Holiday Banquets this Fall. This event is an opportunity for our supporters to hear updates from our President and Founder, Scott Long. 



At these programs, we will also be talking in more detail about the Big 4, highest priority projects to complete in 2020. Historically, we raise the largest portion of funding for our capital projects at our year-end events.
#1 – Complete the Second Floor of School – Croix des Bouquet
In order to offer the 200 children attending the “Institute Bousol Timoun” a chance to attend high school, we must complete the second floor of our school building. Out of the first floor, we serve children from preschool to 6thgrade. In 2020, we will add a 7thgrade class, and continue to add grades each year. To complete the second floor of this school, we still need to raise $75,000.
#2 – Finish the Construction of Elementary School – Fauche, Haiti
This 8700 square foot school building will provide large individual classrooms and a spacious open-air, covered meeting area for 350 children (PreK-6). Currently Mission E4 has twelve schools that provide Christian education for 3000 students in the impoverished country of Haiti. 

The “construction site” picture below shows our Haitian crew working at this location. The two-foot raised foundation has been laid. Three of the ten, 20’x20’ classrooms will be completed by the end of 2019.We have $45,000 left to raise to complete this project.



#3 - Center for Community Development - Worcester, MA
On November 2, 2018 Mission E4 closed on a property located in Worcester, MA. Our team has worked with families in this particular neighborhood for almost 20 years. We know that our physical presence here will have a strong impact on our ability to assist with long-term, sustainable and holistic community development. 

Phase 1 of the construction and remodel took us almost a year. Our grand opening event took place on September 7, 2019.
As part of phase 2, we purchased another adjacent piece of land in 2019. This new parcel gave us street access to the upper level of the property, providing the means for us to make the entire facility ADA compliant. Additionally, the most recent purchase came with a three-bedroom home that we will renovate for classrooms and a clothing ministry. The first step of this building phase is to construct a three-story, covered staircase that will connect the lower and upper levels of the property. Then, we will add wheelchair ramps to both houses, widen the entrances and upgrade the bathrooms to ADA standards. The total cost of phase 2 is $175,000.

#4 – School Bus - South Haiti Operations
The children from the five elementary schools in the Leogane area share a centralized high school. More than a third of the 700 students attending this facility come from further than five miles away. We have had a few small, used vehicles over the past few years attempting to provide transportation for this group. However, these vehicles are no longer functioning, and we have outgrown the capacity for this approach. Mission E4 needs to purchase a school bus in 2020 to alleviate the burden felt by these students and their families. Our estimated cost for this vehicle is $27,000.


To register for an upcoming event, visit our event page on our website at www.missione4.com/B4E4

To donate towards our Big 4 for E4 projects, please use the enclosed envelope or
visit our website at www.missione4.com/donate

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Latrines for Leogane

Latrines for Leogane

    Thanks to so many donors and time put in by our fall and winter mission teams, we have made a lot of progress on our new Leogane elementary school. The permanent foundation for all of the classrooms is in. The school director’s office has been built in cement and secured with the metal door and windows. The new school kitchen is complete with Haitian style cook tops to make the food for the elementary school and high school. The temporary classrooms have all been built in wood and tin, which will last 5-7 years in this condition (if needed). 


    Our next major piece to work on at this school is toilets. This latrine building will contain five Haitian style toilets. Currently there are no toilet facilities at this location, which makes it very difficult for the children, teachers, and community surrounding the school. 


     The cost of building these latrines will be $12,500. We have a team traveling to Haiti this month and would love to have the money to get this building underway while our team is there. Our goal would be to have the funding to finish these latrines by the end of the month. 

UPDATE: As of April 10th we have about half of the funding needed for this project! Taran will be meeting with one of our Haitian crews tomorrow to start digging. 

For those able to give to help us bring in the remaining $6,000 or so, please visit our donation page for this project by - CLICKING HERE - 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Worcester Center for Community Development
Thank you to the numerous, dedicated volunteers that have put in countless hours over the past few months! Thank you to those that have faithfully donated towards this project! We are nearing the end of the first phase of the remodel for the new café in Worcester!

Worcester Massachusetts is the second largest city in New England. The 01605 zip code is our primary area of focus for our Center for Community Development. Several parts of this community are very economically depressed. Many of the young people that we work with struggle with difficult home environments, daily food, and a lack of adequate positive influences. 

Healthy Households
By providing strong mentorship relationships for teens, offering parenting classes, and supporting local families with services, we seek to foster an environment where healthy households can develop.

Education
Eighteen percent of young people in this zip code are not able to graduate high-school and only 47% ever realize any type of higher education credentials. Our after-school homework time programs work specifically to help students improve grades and better their overall learning and relational skills. 

Jobs
Currently, only 38% of the folks in this community have a full-time income. We work to help our program participants to develop job skills and provide the type of training that will allow them to gain full-time employment. Long-term, this will help to increase the median household income in this zip code (currently one of the lowest in the state) and allow a higher percentage of our participants to become future home owners.

Church Involvement
Currently, we estimate that less than 2% of those under 18  in Central Massachusetts are connected to a church on a regular basis. We are working to change this by creating ways for young people make better connections to the local church. 

In order to grow our programs and see the long-lasting impact we strive for, we will continue to expand our facilities. We aim to break ground on a new building later this year. To move to the next phase of construction and keep up with our current program costs in Worcester we need to raise $227,597 by the end of 2019. 

Would you consider partnering with us financially to help with the costs associated with this new space? - Click Here - 

 








Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Child Sponsorship

Check out our new child sponsorship video!



To sponsor a child today, visit our website at www.missione4.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Meet a Kethuna and Roobenji


Kethuna and Roobenji are in first grade at our elementary school in Leogane, Haiti. 
Kethuna and some of her other 1st grade friends
Kethuna and her mom outside her  home
Roobenji and his parents outside his home
Roobenji helps his mom by fetching water for the house
Kathuna and Roobenji in the spot where their new classroom will be built
The new location for our Leogane, Haiti elementary school

 Will You Help us Build Kathuna and Roobenji's new school? 


Monday, May 28, 2018

"Buy a Block"


Visit our program page to learn about how you can get involved in building schools in Haiti!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Keep your eyes and ears open this weekend to find out how you can help us build schools in Haiti!

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