Haitian Education Leadership Program
The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) develops leaders for a more just society in Haiti by providing needs- and merit-based university scholarships. HELP also supports its scholars by providing housing, leadership classes, English classes, internships and other resources. HELP began with one student, Isemonde Joseph, in 1997. Isemonde's former teacher, Conor Bohan, encouraged her to pursue her dream of studying medicine and paid for her first year's tuition and books. This relationship between one student and one teacher has grown to a community of more than one hundred scholars and dedicated staff. Over ninety-five percent of HELP graduates are currently employed or pursuing graduate studies and 84% of HELP graduates remain in and work in Haiti.