As the 2012 – 2013 school year comes to a close at the Academy for Peace and Justice, we want to send a special thank you to all our donors and supporters for making the last 12 months such a success!
In total, we have 1,518 students who are eager to learn and so excited to have the opportunities you’ve helped make possible. In this past school year, we opened the second wing of the Academy and began the construction on the third, which will be completed in time for the 2013—2014 school year this fall. The 3rd wing will allow 400 new students to enroll at the Academy for Peace and Justice as we continue to build bigger and better! We have reached so many other great accomplishments this year: the Academy boasts an 89% student success rate, soccer teams were started, 90 teachers are employed, and hundreds of construction jobs have been created. In addition, the Academy for Peace and Justice was chosen as an institution to host the national exams, which demonstrates the reputation that the Academy is gaining throughout Haiti. Needless to say, it has been an eventful and exciting school year for APJ students and staff!
We want to thank you again for your support, your encouragement, and your generosity. We would not be where we are today, otherwise. It has been an inspiration to see all of our efforts come together so quickly. We eagerly look forward to your continued support and all the new accomplishments and growth another year will bring at the Academy for Peace and Justice!
P.S. Final exams are scheduled to wrap up this week. A ceremony will be held this Friday, June 28 to celebrate students’ graduations into higher grades and the end of a fantastic school year! So be on the lookout for updates and photos!