Haiti Mission

Mission Initiative: April 15, 2013

Haiti, After The 2010 Quake

 
January 12, 2013 Marks Three-year Anniversary Of The Earthquake In Haiti That Killed 250,000 People And Left More Than A Million Homeless. Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Still Live In Camps, Where A Cholera Outbreak Has Killed more Than 7,000 Since October. As Haitians Mark The Anniversary Of The Earthquake That Flattened Much Of Port-au-Prince, Hopes Have Given Way To A Crushing Sense Of Bitterness And Despair.

I Know You May Already Be Aware Of Hope For A New Generation (HFNG), And The Work We Do In Haiti. Just As A Quick Summary, We Are A Not-for-profit Organization Run By Volunteers And We Fundraise And Plan Mission Trips To Haiti To Bring Supplies And Determine Long Term Projects To Help The Local People Get On Their Feet Again.

The Earthquake Caused So Much Chaos And Social Upheaval In Haiti. Unless You Truly Take Some Time To Pause, And Put Yourself, Your Family And Your Community In The Situations That We Have Outlined Below, It Will Be Very Hard To Imagine The Extent Of The Damage That Was Done In Haiti.

This Is The Grim Reality Of Life In Haiti Right Now:

  • The Earthquake On 12 January, 2010 Devastated The Haitian Capital, Port-au-Prince, And Many Other Towns, Killing Up To 300,000 People.
  • About 1.5 Million People Were Initially Left Homeless, And Several Hundred Thousand Remain In Camps.
  • An Estimated Half A Million People Still Live In Dire Conditions In Hundreds Of Tent Cities In Port-au-Prince And Surrounding Areas, Two Years After The Earthquake Killed 230,000 People And Injured 300,000.
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Of Quake Victims Are At Risk Because Of Lack Of Aid.
  • Almost Half A Million People Still Live In Camps, Exposed To Cholera Outbreaks And Risks Of Flooding That Will Be Exacerbated By The Upcoming Rainy And Hurricane Season.
  • For The Most Vulnerable – The Women And Children – Rape And Sexual Harassment Are On The Rise.
  • While International Donors Have Pledged Billions Of Dollars To Help Rebuild Homes And Infrastructure, Much Of The Aid Has Not Reached The People Who Need It The Most.
  • Cholera Outbreaks - Which Many Haitians Have Blamed On The UN Peacekeepers In The Country - Have Killed More Than 7,000 Haitians Since October, 2010.
  • Our Efforts Have Been Far Reaching. So Far, Hope For A New Generation Has:

Provided Medical Aid For Over 1500 People

  • Brought In 15 Volunteer Medical Groups
  • Provided Food And Clean Water To Hundreds Of Victims.
  • Brought In A Group Of 20 Teachers, Counselors And Psychologists To Help Assess The Situation And Debrief The Victims.
  • Offered Parents Sustainable Business Opportunities In Order For Them To Be Able To Support Themselves And Their Families.
  • Paid School Costs For 25 Children
  • We Are Also In The Process Of Opening A Literacy School For Children To Learn To Read And Write.
  • While International Donors Have Pledged Billions Of Dollars To Help Rebuild Homes And Infrastructure, Much Of The Aid Has Not Reached The People Who Need It The Most.
  • Cholera Outbreaks - Which Many Haitians Have Blamed On The UN Peacekeepers In The Country - Have Killed More Than 7,000 Haitians Since October, 2010.
  • Another Long Term Project Is To Build A Facility In Northern Haiti Where We Will Run Many Programs Including Education For Women, Self-esteem Classes For Girls And Empowering Education And Spiritual Programs For Young Men.
  • While We Are Making Progress, The Work That Needs To Be Done To Restore Haiti’s Suffering Population To An Acceptable Standard Of Life Is Far From Being Over.
  • Hope For A New Generation Is A 501C3 Approved Organization. If You Should Want To Make A Monetary Donation, You Can Do So By Giving $20.00, $50.00, $100.00 Or More, You Are Helping Innocent Children Get An Education, And Are Providing Them With Food, Water And A Decent Place Of Refuge. Wouldn’t You Reach Out A Helping Hand?

New Life Community For Women And Children:

  • Hope For A New Generation Will Establish A Safe Haven For Women And Children In Haiti, And Focusing On Reducing The Effects Of Poverty, Violence And Sexual Abuse Suffered By Women.
  • The Project Proposes To Build A Facility In The Outskirts Of Cap-Haitian In The Northern Part Of Haiti That Will Develop Programs Utilizing Three Components.
  • The Program Will Serve Women 21 And Older And Their Families With Family Education Programs, Counseling On Job Training, Educational Goal Setting And Other Skills Training (Younger Women With Children Will Also Receive The Same Training As The Other Women).
  • The Second Component Of The Program Will Feature Workshops And Classes On Self-esteem, Goal Setting And Education For Elementary To Adolescent Girls.
  • The Third Component Involves Empowering Young Males Educationally And Spiritually To Make A Difference In Their Own Countries.
  • Providing Counseling And Family Education Services To Women And Children Who Are Linguistically And Culturally Congruent Will Aid In Providing A Spiritual Basis For The Empowerment Of Their Communities And With Expectations Of Enriching The Quality Of Their Lives. Implementing Programs, Which Use Music And Art As A Tool To The Teach Children Math, Philosophy And The Sciences, And Using The Arts To Provide Therapy Will Provide Program Participants With A Culturally Linguistic Arena For Education And Creative Expression.