UN and many other international bodies, considers Haiti
to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti
sustained the greatest natural hemispheric disaster in continental America (North,
Central, and South) resulted in the death of 300,000 lives, the destruction of
thousands of homes and other infrastructures. GNP has been in the fore front in
helping toward the educational need of poor underprivileged children in Haiti from inception.
After this unimaginable catastrophe, GNP has become more determined and
committed in ensuring the achievement and success of the educational well being
of the children in Allaire and Pestel.
educational institutions is essential to nation building, especially in
underdeveloped nation states. In the developed nations, educational
institutions are the backbone of national development. The developed nations
contribute tremendously to the development of these educational institutions by
providing financial support to build, expand, and modernize facilities for
libraries, computer rooms, learning labs, and vocational training. These
facilities are outfitted with the latest equipment and technology to provide
the optimum learning for students and teachers.
higher institutions of learning (colleges and universities) in these nations
are provided the financial resources in the form of grants to do research and
development. The ultimate goal for this type of investment is to create
technology and science that are marketable in the national and global economy.
Companies that are ultimately created from the research and development at
these institutions, add to the wealth and viability of the nation by the jobs
that are created, the taxes that are generated, and the usefulness of the
technology to society.
is generally assumed that educational and cultural institutions derive
financial support from the government. While most of the financial support
would come from the government in the form of grants and tax relief, a large
percentage also comes from individuals, corporations, and foundations in the
form of philanthropic contributions. Also, individuals with modest incomes
continue to give financially to their Alma Mater to support the school’s education
programs. Wealthy individuals also give away more of their wealth to academic
and cultural institutions in order to maintain sufficient funding for the
future. This sort of philanthropy is viewed as necessary in these developed
societies for the perpetuation of culture, economic development, science &
technology, and modernization of institutions.