B the HOPE FOR HAITI

 

B the Hope for Haiti is an educational and development program in the community of Ouanaminthe, in the NE of Haiti. The program is managed by Joanna Baumgartner with assistance from family and friends.

The program works with four schools with over 550 students and their families. The goal is to provide education, health, agriculture and water treatment. The long term focus is sustainable development projects that empower the people.

The school program begins at age 3 and is available for the poorest families as well as orphans to access literacy, faith and a meal. The goal is to enable the oldest students to become contributing citizens upon graduation. A basic medical clinic is provided to bring relief from minor ailments and infections as the poorest families cannot normally access healthcare in their community.

The program also provides clean water to Haiti's most vulnerable by providing the 'Trekker' water purification system. Future plans are to provide more water systems to increase access to more of the community. Several systems (units) have been purchased to date. An agricultural program has recently been successfully implemented.

Over 150 Moringa trees have been planted and a processing area has been established.The Moringa crop is dried and used as an additive in food to help combat malnutrition in the children.
In addition, more classrooms and sanitary washrooms are being constructed as funding becomes available to expand the educational programs. It should be noted that all volunteers and work teams travelling from Canada to assist with the program cover their own travel costs. Accordingly, all funds raised for the programs are allocated directly to the respective projects.

How you can help - 

1. Classroom Supplies
2. Medical Supplies
3. More Classroom space
4. Washroom Facilites
5. Agricultural Assistance - to expand the gardening program.

Contact us or Joanna Baumgartner, the program manager at - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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