Library of Congress 2019 Literacy Awards Honor Greater Good Charities'-Funded Organization


Since 2014, has supported Friends of Matènwa and the Matenwa Community Learning Center (MCLC). In that time the school has added grades 10 through 13, supported hundreds of students who would have otherwise not attended secondary school, and celebrated its first graduating class.

This year, Matènwa’s Mother Tongue Books (MTB) was one of 15 initiatives honored by the Library of Congress for “best practices in literacy promotion.”

Through this initiative, students are encouraged to tell their personal stories in their mother tongue, Creole. The MTB methodology highly motivates students by recognizing that their language, culture, and personal experiences are worthy of being written down, read by all ages and discussed.

This could not be possible without generous donors like you. You have created real and impactful change in the lives of Haitian children. Without your generous gifts, these children would go without education and perpetuate the cycle of poverty in their community.

Thank you.