Child of Haiti (established in 2011) is the brainchild of Joe Tierney, from Limerick, who, while visiting Haiti as a charity volunteer over the past number of years, saw the need to help provide education to needy Haitian children.
Since 2011, Child of Haiti (with the help of our volunteers) has undertaken a number of reconstruction projects on local schools and orphanages in Haiti. In 2016, Child of Haiti volunteers traveled to Haiti to undergo the kit out of building number 2 for the Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Damien’s Leprosy Clinic. Again in 2017, volunteers helped to reconstruct a local national school and to install flushing toilets (This is now the first school with flushing toilets in Gonaives). We also run an education programme for poor and orphaned children in Haiti who would not be able to afford an education due to their personal circumstances. There are presently over 600 such children benefiting from the education programme that we operate. The education programme is to help young children from the very poor families. We encourage the Schools we work with to teach English so as to empower the youth of Haiti and to assist them in getting out of the poverty trap. To date our work has provided a better standard of education for thousands of Haitian children and we strive to continue on our mission. The provision of education to the most in need students will enable them to raise their standard of living. In the words of Allan Bloom:“Education is the movement from darkness into light”. Charitable contributions from people like you make it possible for us to support education in Haiti and to help secure a better future for the youth of Haiti.
We have no staff in Ireland or Haiti; no professional fund-raisers, no paid-for offices, no charity owned transport, we pay no expenses or bonuses to anyone. Only great Irish volunteers make it happen. For our capital building projects, our volunteers are mainly skilled workers from the construction industry and many more volunteers. They all pay their own way to and from Haiti and cover their own expenses. We are supported by many good Irish people who help our fellow volunteers to raise the money to spend on these vital capital projects in Haiti. Every cent goes to the end use!
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