San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
English in Mind Institute (EIM) is one of the only non-profit adult English schools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. What started in 2010 as a simple language exchange between locals and foreign volunteers soon evolved into what it is today — a thriving 200 person school with 7 classes at 5 different levels, each following a certified Cambridge University ESL syllabus. International Disaster Volunteers (IDV), the non-profit that started the school, never intended to stay in Haiti forever. Therefore, we trained some of our brightest adult students to become teachers. The model worked and when IDV pulled out of Haiti in December 2011, the school, (now called English in Mind Institute) remained, with all Haitian teachers and administers. We’re proud of the sustainable model that’s been created, but since keeping our school affordable remains a priority, we still rely on the financial support of amazing individuals and businesses that believe in what we’re doing and the power education has to transform lives.