Written by Cory Fields
UPIKE students participating in mission trips are helping build schools in an area where education is hard to achieve.
In Haiti, education is expensive, hard to get to, and the quality of education can be lower due to lacking resources. School isn’t free. Students have to pay tuition, buy books, school supplies, uniforms, and more.
This is difficult for most because more than 70 percent of the population is unemployed. This is not because the population is lazy, but due to the fact that menial work is hard to find given the lack of resources.
The mission trip’s goal is to remedy this by bring resources and education to Jacmel, Haiti. Last year, they completed building their first grade school, and this year, students will begin working on the next school.
They are also taking any type of donations such as: school supplies, sporting equipment, tools, etc. Those are the major things they are looking for, but they will take anything.
Currently there are 12 students who are going to Haiti to help the effort. They will be leaving Dec. 30 and returning Jan. 7.
Praying Pelican Mission has helped to make this trip possible. If you are thinking about going to Haiti or another location to help others, and can’t make the UPIKE deadline, you can sign up with Pelican anytime.