2008 – Flower of Hope School founded by Emmanuel Bastia and Theard Elficasse; students meet outside.
2009-2010 – Shelter created with banana leaf roof and dirt floor.
2010-2011 School Year
· Flower of Hope Outreach (FOHO) founded as 501c3 organization.
· Sponsorship program begins: 20 students and 5 teachers.
· Enrollment: 76 students (Pre-K – grade 4); By January 2011, enrollment had increased to 196 students
· 1st construction project: Unfinished cement building with four classrooms (built in partnership with independent donors)
. Outdoor kitchen is constructed
· Food program begins; Food provided by World Food Programme; Three local women hired to cook
· Outdoor latrine project starts
· Medical Memorial fund established in memory of a student who passed away due to a preventable disease
2011-2012 School Year
· Sponsorship program increases to 40 students and 5 teachers
· Enrollment: (Pre-K-Grade 4): 200+
· Hand pump and well installed on campus in partnership with a local well-digging company
· First cement building is completed with steps, doors, etc.
· Well-maintenance fund established
2012-2013 School Year
· Sponsorship Program: 40 students, 6 teachers, 1 director, 3 cooks, 1 groundskeeper
· Enrollment: 300 students (Pre-k – grade 5)
· Elizabeth Valet hired as Director of the school
· 5th grade added
· Began scholarship program for teachers to complete their high school education
· World Food Programme discontinues food program at the school; food program is taken up by Flower of Hope Outreach
· Project to improve the road to the school is started with the help of community members
· A new home is constructed for local family whose house was destroyed by a fire
· First two-month summer vocational program is held, providing sewing machines in addition to instruction in sewing, embroidery, ceramics, and clay jewelry-making to students and community members
2013-2014 School Year
· Sponsorship Program: 40 students, 7 teachers, 1 director, 3 cooks, 1 groundskeeper
· Enrollment: 279 students (Pre-K-grade 6)
· 6th grade class added
· Second cement building replaces wood building (in partnership with the University of Nebraska)
· Road improvements completed
· Hand pump is modified to run on solar panels and fill a cistern that is accessible to the community
· 100% of 6th graders pass their final exams
2014-2015 School Year:
· Sponsorship Program: 40 primary students; 5 7th graders (attending Pandaissou vocational school), 10 teachers/aides, 1 director, 3 cooks, 1 groundskeeper
· Enrollment: 315 (Pre-K-grade 6)
· 5 new stall latrine pit toilets are approved by FOHO board
· A shorter summer program is funded that includes hand crafts, embroidery, and sewing.
2015-2016 School Year:
· Sponsorship Program: 40 Primary Students, 3 7th graders, (attending Flower of Hope), 3 8th graders (attending Pandaissou vocational school); 10 teachers, 3 cooks, 1 groundskeeper
· Enrollment: 493 (Pre-k – 7th)
· A group from Bainbridge Island in Washington State commits to support the establishment and the maintenance of 7th grade.
· First floor of 3rd cement building completed and will house preschool and 7th grade
· FOHO renews commitment to Pre-K through grade 6
· Full two-month summer program is held that includes hand crafts, embroidery, and sewing instruction.
2016-2017 School Year:
· Sponsorship Program: 42 Primary Students; 5 7th/8th graders (attending Flower of Hope); 3 9th graders (attending Pandaissou vocational school); 10 teachers, 1 director, 3 cooks, 1 groundskeeper
· Enrollment: 513 students (Pre-K-8th)
· New kitchen built with funds from a legacy gift
· The group from Bainbridge Island in Washington State commits to support the establishment and the maintenance of 8th grade in addition to 7th grade.
· FOHO works with Karis Project to explore replacing school well which had become non-functional.
· Construction on 2nd story of 3rd cement building begins