Haiti

Working With Children in Haiti

The people of Haiti are survivors. But deep poverty is compounded by devastating storms and lack of infrastructure. In this mix, one focus of our programs has been children’s education as we repair school buildings, support children’s studies and have been piloting some new education initiatives.

Addressing the health needs of children in Haiti is another priority. Farmers are trained in small-scale vegetable production and given access to tools and seeds so they can supply their families with nutritious food and generate an income through sales at local markets. We’ve also worked to strengthen local health clinics, helping more people to get the care they need, when they need it.

Your impact in Haiti

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with the support of Canadian child sponsors in the past year:
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • We established child protection clubs to teach children and youth about advocacy, civic responsibility and community decision making
  • 240 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 872 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 7 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 5 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 67 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • Hygiene support included the introduction of handwashing stations called Tippy Taps that families could build themselves with water containers and branches
  • 127 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 747 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 59,054 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 89 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • We supported libraries and reading clubs, incorporating information on health and sanitation, for example, through books that teach the importance of handwashing.
  • 1,025 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 336 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 12 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 11 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • Adults were provided with business development training and access to start-up funding to get new enterprises off the ground and earning much-needed family income.
  • 4,422 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
  • 246,154 people received daily essentials like shelter, cooking sets and hygiene kits, protecting families during emergencies
  • 9 child friendly spaces met the unique needs of children in emergencies, while providing safety and psychosocial support
  • 14,377 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 16,235 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children
  • 8,591 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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