Education Impact

Preparing Young Minds for a Bright Future in Christ

Education is essential to providing children a pathway out of poverty. In fact, the United Nations says the global poverty rate could be cut in half if all adults completed a secondary education — the equivalent of graduating from high school.

Sadly, 600 million children and teens worldwide are unable to grasp basic reading and math skills, holding them back from reaching their full potential.

Throughout the 2022 fiscal year, Cross Catholic Outreach and its supporters linked arms with our ministry partners in 15 countries to give children the quality education they deserve. Projects included building classrooms, providing scholarships and teacher salaries, sponsoring vocational and skills-based classes, funding school feeding programs, upkeeping student housing and much more.

Grants Provided
Scholarships Awarded
Teachers’ Salaries Provided


The Kobonal School

Students listen to their teacher.

For many children in Haiti and other developing countries, Catholic schools provide the only option for those seeking a quality education — an opportunity that also represents their best chance of escaping a life of extreme poverty.

Father Glenn Meaux, founder of the Kobonal Haiti Mission, considers the Kobonal School to be one of the community’s greatest success stories for two reasons. First, because it inspires young people to achieve big dreams, but second, and most importantly, because it opens hearts and minds to Jesus Christ.

Our generous supporters clearly agree! During the 2022 fiscal year, faithful U.S. Catholics funded a Catholic education for 1,647 of Kobonal’s children from preschool through sixth grade. These compassionate contributors did more than help the school secure excellent teachers, offer scholarships and provide nutritious meals — they brought the Sacraments to Jesus’ most precious children, including 372 Baptisms and 265 First Communions. The spiritual values taught at the Kobonal School will guide these children for a lifetime and will build the foundation for Haiti’s next generation of leaders.

Fast Facts


Cross Catholic Outreach’s relationship with the Kobonal Haiti Mission started in 2002, when our president began exchanging emails and phone calls with Fr. Meaux on the recommendation of the then-bishop of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana.


In 2022, 1,647 children received academic scholarships to attend the Kobonal School’s two campuses. Each student also received school supplies, uniforms and healthy meals.

Faith Formation

Children at the Kobonal School grew closer to the Lord with 372 Baptisms and 265 First Communions in 2022.

Other Outreaches

In addition to education, Cross Catholic Outreach partners with the Kobonal Haiti Mission to provide food, housing, water, agriculture and microenterprise.

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.