Education has the power to completely change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
Education opens the door for future opportunities that will help young people break the cycle of poverty and have the chance to thrive.
Provide financial assistance.
We pay for students’ tuition, and we also help with uniforms, books, food, and transportation as needed. We make sure that they have everything they need to succeed.
Partner with local schools.
We are based in Port-au-Prince, and we allow students to select a school of their choice so they can find the right fit for them and make sure that it is a convenient location.
Invest for the long term.
We have students ranging all the way from kindergarten through university, and our goal is for every student to graduate from high school and a college or vocational school so that they have the best chance to thrive in the future.
When students are able to return to school, it affirms their inherent dignity as human beings. The result is a positive impact in even deeper ways that are harder to quantify. Here are 3 of the less visible—but infinitely valuable—ways that students’ lives are changed through education:
Watching other kids put on freshly pressed uniforms and head off to school makes those left behind feel discouraged and ashamed. But when these same young people put on their new uniform for the first time and return to school, they are reminded of their dignity and value.
Poverty does so much more than rob people of material things. It also causes a deep sense of discouragement that can lead to despair. However, when young people have the opportunity to pursue an education, they begin to believe there is hope for their future.
Thrive Ansanm is a community of dedicated donors, mentors, and students who are committed to serving their families, neighborhoods, and countries. We’ve learned that it’s in the context of healthy community that young people are most likely to thrive.
The support of a caring mentor can make all the difference. Our mentors truly care about the students, and they provide much-needed guidance and support.
Resources are the tools that are needed to succeed. At our resource center, students can study, connect with their mentors, and access computers and internet.