WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to provide Christ-centered support to disadvantaged youth in Haiti. Our vision is a world where nobody is neglected.
Our ministry places a special emphasis on assisting "restavek" children. The restavek program in Haiti is an institutionalized system of domestic servitude and modern slavery. Restevek children are given away by their parents to wealthy families who promise to provide shelter and food in exchange for difficult household labor. Sadly, these children are some of the most neglected youth in the world today. Our desire is to end the restavek program in Haiti's cities by providing educational support to these children in the name of Christ.
What separates us from the many other aid organizations in Haiti is our action plan and commitment to sustainable economic development. We work with community leaders where our projects are located to determine the needs of the areas we serve. Materials used for our construction projects and other initiatives are purchased locally. We are also committed to providing jobs through our projects and educational opportunities.
Our poverty-alleviation model is unique. Instead of simply putting a band-aid on serious economic realities in Haiti, we make a long-term impact. We understand that no one wants to be a beggar for life. We equip the youth we serve with the education and resources they need to make their own positive impact on the world and become leaders within their communities.
We believe that increasing access to education is essential to lifting youth out of poverty. For this reason, we have established a primary school for restavek children in Gressier, Haiti. Over 600 students have graduated from this school. Our college scholarship program addresses the lack of skilled labor in Haiti by providing qualified youth the opportunity to study at Haiti's best universities and professional schools. The job opportunities that result from these post-secondary programs will break the cycle of poverty and support future families.
We need YOUR help to make the dreams of Haiti's most vulnerable youth a reality. Click HERE to discover how to get involved in our important ministry.