Color of Hope Haiti
Color of Hope empowers communities in Haiti with the skills, resources and mindsets to break the cycle of poverty and take charge of their lives and futures. Our programs are designed to engage families and communities in Haiti and abroad to come together, plan together, build together, support each other, sustain themselves and finally celebrate their success together.
Here are programs that are already underway in development and implementation. We will post new programs as they become available. We are building an army to fight hopelessness in Haiti. Join us!
LIGHT UP HAITI INITIATIVE
Haiti has an acute electricity problem. In Port- au- Prince, Haiti’s capital, the availability of electricity is very limited, and in some regions of the country do not have electrical power. As a result of lack of electricity, students have difficulty studying during the night hours, and for many of these students night school is the only possibility for a chance to set foot into a school. Many of them are currently using kerosene lamps and candle which are very hazardous, specifically in a country where the next fire station may be two hundred miles away if any. There have been many incidents of burned down houses in many communities due to this issue and many lives have been lost.
The problem also affects women entrepreneurs known as “Madan Sara”. These women are the back bone of the Haitian economy. They spend the entire day at the open market and unable to improve their skills due to lack of electricity during night time. Many of the families are unable to purchase solar lights and many more are simply unaware of the existence of such technology Learn More
SAVE HAITI PROJECT
Our Haitian youth grows up in increasingly high-risk environments plagued by poverty, unstable single parenthood households and gang-related violence, non-existent health care, and inadequate housing. What is left of the infrastructure that supports the growth and development of children, e.g. the schools, alternative school programs, and access to caring adults has eroded throughout the country.
The Save Haiti Project calls for the creation of community centers throughout Haiti. We believe the centers will help increase social capital through family support initatives, leadership workshops, women empowerment, professional skill training and serve as emergency relief centers. Learn More
EDUCATION JUMP START
Education Jump Start provides school supplies and tuition support to students. As you know, 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 struggling 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. Lean More
FEEDING THE SICK – Hospital Food Program
As you know access to food to many in Haiti is difficult and is even worse for those who are sick and hospitalized in the very few public hospitals in the country. Through our Hope Team Haiti and a local church in Village Musseau, Delmas, we provide food to patients twice a month. This initiative also provides toiletries as the hospitals do not provide these items and money for medication for those in dire conditions. Click here to see the difference this initiative is making.
MOBILE EDUCATION CENTERS
Mobil Center for extracurricular support to the disadvantaged children in Haiti after the earthquake. This pilot program is designed to hold and awaken the spirit of the children while helping to reduce the trauma. our team we’ll work to comfort the ones facing problems, remove anxiety, traumatism and allow children to endow in different crafts. Many activities will be provided through this program including: crafts, Sports Entertaining Games, Film Projection, Leisures, Arts, health Corner, Dancing, Music.
112HAITI.COM – LAUNCHED
Very little attention is being given to the dignity of those hundreds of thousands lost on that fateful day in Haiti. We searched through the media but could find little attention to the victims. Shortly after the tragic events of 9/11, Americans from New York City, Washington D.C. and Pensylvania put up little unofficial memorial pages to the victims. 112HAITI.COM emulates the Vietnam Memorial in in our nation’s capital. We invite you to pay your respects to our digital memorial wall.
DIASPORA MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE
AKA Haitian Sustainability Fund, the program seeks to raise a million dollars for Haiti.
The Haitian diaspora contribute to over 2/3 to Haiti GDP through remittances and other philanthropic endeavors. Despite all of our attempts Haiti is far from being ideal. We believe that the problem is not so much a lack of capital, but a lack of structure, and effective collaboration models within the Haitian system.
We believe a solution can be found if we seek to consolidate our resources, and look to develop effective example of collaboration within the community. Through the process of working for a communal goal, we can learn and share best practices on how to work together.
ColorOfHope seeks to campaign against the mental and emotional fabrics of disunity in the Haitian community, while standing as a powerful symbol of collaboration and open dialogue both in the Haitian diaspora as well as Haiti. The campaign will isolate three key dynamics in the community, and advocate for:
* generational inclusion between old and young in the Haitian community
*cultural sensitivity between Haitians from different socio-economical background.
*Promoting the spirit of community service in the Haitian community.
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