Releasing a child's potential begins in the classroom. The Haitian teachers are role models of hope and change. They live in the local communities where the school children are from. The daily focus to help a child learn and grow is nurtured in each child. The school teachers are on the front row of seeing a life change. Each child matters and they have great potential.
From learning to read and write, to discovering skills that will lead to jobs and bettering their communities, children are being educated for a better future. Graduates become nurses, educators, attorneys, engineers, and step out of poverty because they now have a job. Education is the pathway to a better future for children.
From a village rises up nurses that live and care for people locally. Our approach to village healthcare provides urgent response to needs before they become a crisis. Preventive care is the secret strategy to helping a child and family stay
healthy. In addition, we provide children vaccinations, and de-worming medication. Plus, our nurses are training in pre-natal and post-natal care to address health risks for children under five. Currently, 31 nurses are mobilized to serve 55 villages.
The supply of food in Haiti is a scare resource. Currently, it is estimated that 90% of the food consumption is imported. We are motivated to change this and also increase healthy food solutions for children. The primary diet for a Haitian is rice and beans. As a tradition, in Haitian families, when a meal is prepared, the
father of the home eats. Then the eldest son and on the way down to the littlest one. Most children will only eat one meal per day. We solve the hunger problem with meals at school plus establishing school gardens. We must say goodbye to hunger and hello to hope because of better solutions long-term.
Join us in several projects during the year that directly benefit children in Haiti. Your efforts to volunteer in your local community to organize one of these campaigns will go a long way in helping children in Haiti.
We are coming to your city. Join us at a live event to benefit the children of Haiti, and invite your friends to attend with you. Check out our events calendar...and we hope to see you soon.
Support our cause by wearing one of our "Too Close To Ignore" T-shirts. You can make a difference and join us in serving children and families with your gift of $22.
Your gift in any amount makes it possible for us to care for children in Haiti. With your help, we can save children from a life of despair and pith them on the path of life change -- thanks to proper food, medical care, and education.