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At Operation USA, we believe education is the cornerstone of sustainable development. It has the power to transform lives with a lasting effect beyond nearly any other kind of aid. Unfortunately, around the world, and even here in the United States, many students struggle to gain access to basic educational resources. That's why this year we're renewing our commitment to education -- and we hope you'll join us!

HAITI The massive earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010 brought unprecedented devastation to the island nation of Haiti. Immediately following the earthquake, Operation USA sprang to action, aiding relief efforts across the country. Years later Operation USA remains committed to the people of Haiti. Focusing on the city of Jacmel, where in partnership with Honeywell Hometown Solutions we constructed a nine-building school complex, our work in Haiti centers on education and children's nutrition, which research has directly linked to literacy and capacity for learning.

Each new school year at Ecole National JM Henriquez brings with it a new set of needs for the school's facilities and students, and the 2013-14 school year is no different:
-100 new desks are needed to accommodate students
-School uniforms and supplies are needed for 600 students
-Funding is needed for the school's feeding program, serving 600 children   -15 new tablets and computers would provide an enhanced learning experience for students
-A learning garden would train students with basic sustainable farming techniques
-Updated/new sporting equipment would provide extra curricular activities and place an emphasis on fitness
-A new stove would increase the effectiveness of the school's feeding program
-New playground equipment would give children an outlet for creative energy

$10 provides a month of hot meals for one child 
$20 buys a new soccer ball for the school's gym program  
$50 helps to provide a student with a uniform and supplies  
$100 buys a new desk for a student  
$150 buys a new goal post or volleyball net for the school's gym program   $150 buys a new tablet for use in educational programs  
$250 buys a new stove for the school's kitchen  
$500 buys a new laptop computer for use in classrooms  
$750 refurbishes the school's basketball courts 
$800 provides a new swing set for the school's playground 
$1,500 funds the construction of a learning garden and programs for students to learn sustainable farming techniques  
$2,500 funds a leadership and mentoring program for high school level students    

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