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Run, Walk or Ride for Haiti

Posted Posted by Color of Hope in #IstandwithHaiti, Events, fundraiser, News, Save Haiti Bike Ride, Uncategorized     Comments No comments
Jan
3

The Save Haiti Bike Ride event is getting bigger and better. This year, the event will start with a run – 12 Laps for Haiti. The run starts at 7AM on Saturday January 14th, at Jaco Pastorious Park in Oakland Park. The run is symbolic in remembrance of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

Run and walk for Haiti

Each runner can choose what he/she is running for. Here are some of the things you can run for:

Better Public Schools, Political Stability, Better Infrastructure, Civic Engagement, Revival of Agriculture, Restavek, Sanitation, Haiti’s Sovereignty, Women’s Rights, STEM Education, Literacy, Gender Equality, Workers’ Rights, Better Healthcare, Girls Empowerment, Clean Water, Mentorship, Electricity, Access to Information and more.

Health and Fitness Instructor/Race Director, Widlin Dieu-juste will warm up participants with a zumba session with music by DJ Francois. The top three runners (people who finish the race) will receive prizes.

You can also do a “12/10 for Haiti” – That is; run 12 laps and bike 10 miles. There are also the “12/20 for Haiti” and “12/30 for Haiti’ to test your fitness level. Will you run, bike or do both? You tell us.

The run is a collaboration with J.U.S.T.E INC AKA Juste Do It 5k Run/Walk

After the run, our bikers will take the road to raise awareness throughout the streets, with stops in Boca at Mizner, in Delray at Veteran Park, then we will join the public at Bryant Park in Lake Worth for the Finish Line Celebration with live performances by Zeal Dubreus, Darly Dieujuste and others. DJ Tony will keep the crowd on its feet.

If you can run, run for Haiti, if you can bike, bike for Haiti, if you just want to have fun, join us at the finish line celebration and stand with Haiti.

Join us as we promote a more active and healthy lifestyle. This run is free and open to all ages. Feel free to invite your family, friends and bring the kids. We provide different pace options to accommodate for all -participants. You will not be left behind.

To sign up for the run/walk click HERE 

To sign up for the ride or both (run & ride) click HERE

 

Full Event Schedule – Participants can join us at any one of the stops.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
7:15 AM – Zumba/12 Laps for Haiti – Jaco Pastorious Park
9:00 AM – Bikers depart from Jaco Pastorious Park
10:15 PM – Rest Stop #2 Mizner – Boca
11:30 PM – Depart from Mizner
12:30 PM – Rest Stop #3 Veterans Park – Delray
1:45 PM – Depart from Veterans Park
2:45 PM – Arrive at Lake Worth Bryant Park – Finish Line Celebration

I Stand With Haiti

Posted Posted by Color of Hope in #IstandwithHaiti, fundraiser, Uncategorized     Comments 1 comment
Oct
8

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If not you, then who? If not now, then when? #Haiti needs you.

It’s unfortunate to learn that the death toll from #Hurricane #Matthew in Haiti has surpassed 800.  We are raising awareness and support to help provide relief.

I Stand With Haiti” is an initiative to restore and sustain the lives of those affected by hurricane Matthew. Click here to take the “I Stand With Haiti Pledge

Our work in Haiti is 80% transformational, which means we are always working. We aid in natural disaster relief and ensure that the long term impact is also considered. Our experience during the 2010 earthquake and our ongoing efforts on the ground, have equipped us to be much more efficient and get the help directly to those in need.

We have some supplies in storage and people on the ground ready to go. Any funds donated to Hurricane Matthew relief will be used to purchase necessities directly from Haitians, to support  business in Haiti. The people of Haiti have been suffering ever since the earthquake. It hasn’t stopped. Please show your support #IstandWithHaiti

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Hope & Innovation Center

Posted Posted by Color of Hope in #IstandwithHaiti, Education, News, Program, Technology     Comments No comments
Aug
4

HOPE & INNOVATION CENTER is a Technology Center that provides youth and adult a place and opportunities to develop 21st century skills that will inspire future education and career choices. The center supports education and helps to increase digital literacy. The people of Haiti are critically lagging in digital literacy and information technology.  According to the World Bank, less than 5% of the population has access to a computer and even fewer are regular Internet users. The majority of Haitian citizens (56%) are under the age of 25 and they are being deprived of an opportunity to be viable contributors in today’s global economy or the local economy due to this lack of access

digital literacy in Haiti

The programs we run at the center tackle these though issues head on. The following are our feature programs:

Our digital inclusion program aims to improve the access, skills and education individuals need to take part in the information age. We provide youth and communities with technology resources, training and creative opportunities. Our center provides a 21st century learning environment that includes access to devices such as a 3D printer, desktop and laptop computers and tablets.

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Our Teacher Training program provides professional development training that addresses both pedagogical and subject area skills at the early childhood education, primary, and secondary levels. These training are designed to meet the guidelines and standards of the Ministry of Education.  Currently in Haiti, at the early childhood education level, there are 20,000 teachers, but only 42% are qualified to teach at that level. And the situation is even worse at the primary level, where only 22% of the 60,000 teachers are qualified to teach. Given the enormous challenge of the lack of qualified teachers in Haiti we take this program on the road.  We travel outside of the center to regroup and train educators in remote areas of the country in addition to hosting regular trainings at our location.

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Our Education Jump Start & Support initiative provides school supplies and tuition support to students. 85% of the schools in Haiti are non-public schools and, now more than ever, parents have a hard time paying for their kids’ tuitions. We work with local schools and communities to identify those with a tenuous payment history. The identification process is done by our Hope Team members in Haiti who interview local families to ensure that the money goes to the neediest. The Education Jump Start program also provides teaching kits to teachers to make sure they have all the necessary materials to teach.

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