Children with disabilities in Haiti are often denied the opportunity to go to school and receive an education. Every parent in Haiti longs for their child to go to school, and when they are not allowed to attend, it is devastating on so many levels. Footprints of the Son believes that every child deserves the chance to grow and develop in a school setting where they can reach their highest potential and create lasting friendships. Through inclusion and integration models, the students are learning acceptance of children with disabilities, and they are breaking the stigma that surrounds these children by learning they are more alike than different!
All children enrolled in the Footprints of the Son Inclusion School receive education through our child sponsorship program. The students are served a nutritious meal each day at school because we know their bodies must be fed before their minds can learn and develop. Medical care for the students is also provided as needed. Each child enrolled in the school with a disability is provided transportation to and from school because many of them are physically unable to walk the distance it requires.