C.H.A.T. (Children of Hope and Transformation)
In 2011, some children from Barrio George in the Dominican Republic were no longer able to attend the only public school in the community due to over-crowding. In September 2011, the vision for a new school on the 40 acres was cast. Soon after, the planning and construction began. The new school, known as CHAT (Children of Hope and Transformation) Academy, specifically focuses on the children of Barrio George. With the help of many faithful donors, CHAT Academy opened in 2013. Each child who attends CHAT is provided with school uniforms, books, Christian teaching by trained and qualified staff, plus medical, dental and nutritional care as needed. Each child is asked to make a monthly contribution towards their education. For most children this is $5.00 or less per month. The CHAT Academy currently has 200 children enrolled and has the capacity for 400.
We believe that the transformation of a community begins with the education of a child. Providing love and an education for a child who comes from a broken and poverty-stricken family will help break the barriers of poverty and bring hope for a brighter future for the child, family and community. Our deepest desire is to have the children of Barrio George receive a Christ-centered education and to raise up spiritual leaders in the community.
We desire for each child to:
*Receive a Christ-centered education.
*Know and follow Jesus.
*Maintain good physical health and nutrition.
*Develop Godly characteristics.
You are allowing a student the opportunity to experience a Kingdom education, which focuses on bringing the home, church and school into a partnership for the purpose of training the next generation.
All contributions are tax deductible.
One year tuition for one child: $420
Half year tuition for one child: $210
Monthly tuition for one child: $35
Half month tuition for one child: $18
Other contributions: Any amount
Click HERE to give online.
Check contributions can be sent to:
Connect Community Center
4005 Corey Rd
Winterville, NC 28590
Make checks payable to Connect Community Center (Memo: CHAT)
Questions? Email Info@connectcommunitycenter.org or call 252-717-2108