1. Is NexGenHaiti.com a Registered Charity?
No. NexGenHaiti was conceived May 15, 2012. We wanted the children to be able to start the school year in October, 2012. To secure Registered Charity status with Canada Revenue Agency is a 9 month process and would be of no interest to people outside of Canada. Should you wish to make a donation of $100. or more towards the purchase of the solar panels for the school in Corail, and would like a Tax receipt, you can make your donation to Pierspective Entrade Humanitaire (PEH), which is a Registered Canadian Charity. PEH will then issue you a Tax receipt.
2. How can I make a financial contribution?
All NexGenHaiti visitors making a donation will click the ‘Donate’ tab to be directed to PayPal’s website where the donation will be processed. NexGenHaiti has established a bank account with the Royal Bank of Canada, in Toronto, ON.
3. Are there any photos of the school that was built in Corail and of the four students?
We have Posted some of the new school at the bottom of this Page. To see photos of Edwiche, Richecardy, Ashley and Medjine, go to the Home Page and click on the Box “Meet The 4 Children We Sponsored”.
4. What percentage of my Donation will be used for Administration and overhead costs for NexGenHaiti and/or Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire?
ZERO. NexGenHaiti will not recoup any expenses, including website construction and maintenance and administration. 100% of all donations are directed to paying the children’s annual school tuition. P.E.H. charges only ten per cent (10%) for overhead and administration.
5. How did you identify the students who received these scholarships? And how will future students be selected?
Antoine Derose and Dr. Pierre have a key contact in Haiti, Ms. Ficeline Rateau, who is aware of many deserving children needing assistance. NexGenHaiti requested of Ms. Rateau that she select one child from each of four families that she knew were very serious about their children’s schooling. That way, each child could share with their siblings what they are learning each day. We have posted photos of the four students and their Report Cards in “Meet The 4 Students” to share with our supporters. I have their photos on my ‘fridge as a daily reminder that NexGenHaiti is making a difference.
6. Are there plans to go to Haiti to meet the students?
I am hoping to go to Port Au Prince in November, 2017, to represent all NexGenHaiti supporters, to meet the children and their families. We will take video and post it on-line so NexGenHaiti’s community of supporters can enjoy meeting the kids and their families and see for themselves how they have made a measurable difference in their lives!
7. Who started NexGenHaiti?
My name is Don Young. I am a proud Canadian and resident of Toronto, ON. I’m a writer-producer in film and television.
8. How many people are involved with NexGenHaiti now?
Including myself … one! But obviously I can’t achieve very much acting alone. My hope is that people in many countries will be so inspired with the possibility of making a measurable, lasting difference in Haiti, they’ll get involved and help take NexGenHaiti’s message to people around the world. I’ll welcome all offers to get involved. The only limits to what we can achieve collectively are the limits we place upon ourselves.