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Ecole du Villlage



L'Ecole du Village is an elementary school located in the community of Canobert on the island of Ile-a-Vache, Haiti.  Ecole du Village welcomes girls and boys from Preschool to 5th grade offering them the unique opportunity of a free education.  Our current enrollment is 135 students. 

We invite you to review our work and join our mission.  Educating children is the most effective way of building a brighter  future for a community in need. 


  • Provide the school with the necessary classrooms and tools for a good learning environment 

  • Provide basic education to an increasing number of students 

  • Promote the mental but also the physical and social growth of the children

  • Encourage the involvement of parents and of the community at large in the education of the children

  • Develop programs that fit with the environment of the school and the island.


A committee made of members of the community assures the management of the school. The committee includes a president, vice-president, a treasurer, and a secretary. The staff includes a principal, an administrator, 8 teachers and a caretaker. The school is run by Joline Pompee (left). She has over 10 years of experience in the education sector on the island as a school teacher and principal. 

The classes are taught by experienced teachers chosen by the school committee and members of the community.  The committee gives a special attention to the involvement of parents in the activities of the school. Flying High for Haiti, a Miami non-profit organization has been helping with the school construction project and with covering teacher's salaries.  
EDEM Foundation, based in Boston, Massachusetts provides financial and logistic support to the school in partnership with various organizations. 

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Photo credit: EDEM Foundation   Flying High for Haiti
vbsphotography ,  Simon Russell Photography ,  Project Picture Day


Three easy ways to support Ecole du Village

Select a student you would like to support by clicking here

Invite family, friends, co-workers, or church to sponsor a teacher for $1000. 

Contribute in the amount of your choice toward the improvement of the school. 

Make your donation  online by clicking  here 

If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to: 
EDEM Foundation and mail to
P.O Box 3313, Framingham, MA. 01705

EDEM Foundation is a project of United Charitable Programs, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) public charity