During this year's Spring Break, Cumberland University is sending nine students (formerly ten) and four members of our faculty to Pignon, Haiti to serve for a week. They'll leave on March 3 and return March 11.
This trip, which is now in its third year, grew out of a student desire for a transformational learning experience and an opportunity to make a difference in a country still recovering from the 2010 devastating earthquake and last year's Hurricane Matthew. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, but is rich in the resilience and spirit of her people. We have as much to gain from them as they have from us.
Students returning from previous trips have said it was the most memorable and enriching educational experience they had during their college careers.
These students need your help. The cost of the trip is $1,500 per student for a total of almost $15,000. This is a lot of money for students on very tight budgets. For many of the students, this is their first time out of the United States. Any gift will be greatly appreciated. Please partner with us in making possible a truly profound educational experience.