As our efforts continue, we look forward with excitement to our latest pursuit. While the conditions in Haiti are improving, some basic necessities continue to elude the children who attend École National de Cazeau, Tabarre, Haiti.
The school is lacking basic hygienic conveniences, namely… toilets. Currently, there are unsanitary ‘bathroom’ conditions consisting of a hole in the ground with no septic system to safely remove waste hygienically and germ-free. Without proper sanitation facilities, waste from infected individuals can contaminate a community’s land and water, increasing the risk of infection for other individuals. Proper waste disposal can slow or even prevent the infection cycle of many disease-causing agents.
Our goal is to provide seven proper toilets for the children and teachers to use during school hours, and your generous donation is vital to our mission! Your support is crucial and we’re hoping to raise $10,000 dollars to purchase toilets, pay labor for installation and build a septic system.
Hands on for Haiti thanks you in advance for your continued support and generosity.
In September, we were able to provide Haitian children at the Ecole National de Cazeau with desks and chairs to do their school work. It was incredibly heartwarming to see firsthand the joy and excitement on their faces.
We were also able to distribute more than 200 backpacks, many of which were collected by the students at a school in New York City. We gave these backpacks to students at Ecole Nationale de Cazeau and Ecole Nationale de Tabarre 27. The children were very happy and appreciative. Thank you to everyone who donated for making this possible.
On Saturday November 25th, we hosted our First Annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Cazeau National Ecole in Haiti. We invited 100 people from different communities that were identified by our Haiti Team as families in need. It was a wonderful event which included food, beverages, and music. We would like to thank our 12 volunteers and the HofH Haitian Team for everything they did, from shopping and cooking to security and entertainment. The event was attend by Nice Simon, the mayor of Tabarre.
We also want to thank everyone who donated money to make this event possible. Through our Go Fund Me campaign we were able to raise $1,700 to pay for food, beverages, table and chairs, etc. We have been deeply touched by all of your support!
Our mission is to create long-lasting solutions to hunger and poverty, one community at a time. We aim to serve and educate individuals and families of Haiti, while working together towards a better future.