Haiti - Source of Light Center
The Source of Light Center officially opened in January of 2012. Located in the Delmas 19 community of Port-au-Prince, Source of Light is truly a place of great hope for the people of Haiti. Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, the Haiti Baptist Convention identified the need for a children’s home and school as their greatest challenge. In partnership with the Baptist World Alliance and Hungarian Baptist Aid, under the leadership of the Haiti Baptist Convention, Virginia Baptists committed to addressing this need.
The Source of Light Center resources the community in many ways, some of which include:
- Providing a safe home for orphans
- Providing an elementary school that is affordable
- Providing professional training for adults in areas such as auto mechanics and nursing
- Providing purified water for the community to purchase at an affordable rate
Currently, 40 children call the Source of Light Center their home. Many of these children were directly impacted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The children range in age from three to seventeen. Their smiles, energy and capacity to love are completely contagious. Together, they have created a beautiful family!
Interested in helping the Source of Light Center in general? Your donations will greatly assist the ministry of the center.
Thank you for your interest in the children at the Source of Light Center! We desire to see them grow up to know their God-given potential, to receive an education, to be in a safe environment, and to have their basic needs met.
The goal is to be able to release them into adulthood ready to impact their community with Christ’s love. Your commitment to the children and your contributions to their support will make life changing differences for each child at the Source of Light Center.
From the very beginning of this journey with the Haiti Baptist Convention, the goal of the Source of Light Center is for it to become self-sustaining. That means it eventually would be able to pay its own bills as well as provide for the orphans who live there full-time.
Progress has been made over the years and as the Source of Light Center continues to work toward that goal, we are helping through the sponsorship of the children.
After intense evaluation of the costs we have a breakdown of the current, actual expenses for each child.
|Education||$54||tuition, fees, uniform, books, notebooks, etc.|
|Food||$54||three meals per day|
|Personal hygiene||$12||Includes laundry|
|Medical||$3||Annual medical and dental exams|
|Recreation||$2||park/playground entrance fee, 1 birthday party|
|Staffing||$29||House mothers, cooks, launderer|
The BGAV currently provides $16 per child/per month which leaves a balance of $140 per child/per month that we would like to raise through sponsorships.
We have the following levels of sponsorship:
Any amount received as a donation for the children will be used for the purposes mentioned above regardless of whether or not it is a monthly sponsorship.
Pastor Ronel often emphasizes the dream that the children grow up to be a Source of Light in all of Haiti.