Harold and Janet Pliszka travelled to Africa in 2005. There they met Goal Joseph Akongo who said “No more handouts, what we need is a seed so we can make it grow.” The seed is education and what started out as a backyard BBQ to raise funds for 1 -2 kids has grown into HYTES which is currently helping ~115 students this year.
HYTES has been operating for 13 years, since 2006. From inception, $670,000 has been raised including $162,000 in government grants through the Community Initiatives Program. HYTES has paid $480,000 directly in scholarships. In 2019 we paid $41,000 toward scholarships.
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HYTES is a 100% volunteer-run, grassroots organization based out of Calgary, Canada. Dedicated Board Members and Volunteers work tirelessly to support education in developing countries.
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
– Chinese proverb