International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

At IDV we believe that to provide meaningful relief and reconstruction assistance to disaster affected communities around the world we have to do more than reconstruct buildings. We need to understand and address the factors that made a community vulnerable to the disaster in the first place. Our work will be organised with these factors in mind so we can effect change that far outlives our presence.
May 10, 2012

Building our Capacity to Help Youths

It’s been almost five months since we left Haiti and the fantastic youth-led projects made possible.

Since leaging Haiti, we've been preparing to respond to future disasters by fundraising, business planning, and forging new partnerships so that we’ll be ready when the next disaster strikes.

While we’ve been busy building our capacity to respond to disasters worldwide in 2012, we know that there are youth-groups the world over working hard to better their communities. When disaster strikes in 2012, as it inevitably will, we’ll be there, ready to work with young people affected by disaster.

We’ll keep you informed of our future plans as they develop, and we hope that when we’re needed again, you’ll be there with us as you were in Haiti.

Thanks again for all you made possible in Haiti, and we look forward to working with you again in disaster zones around the world in 2012.

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Apr 24, 2012

Passing Exams and Finding Jobs

This is Nocky - he used English to find a job!
This is Nocky - he used English to find a job!

What a fantastic period of growth the English Programme has entered! Since our international volunteers departed in December 2011, the students have been passing their exams and two advanced students have already used their new English skills to find employment!

This is an extraordinary achievement in such a short time, and we expect these two talented students to be the first of many.

You’ve made the school’s success possible. This Mother’s Day, whether you’re giving or receiving, we hope you’ll take a little extra joy in the lives you’ve changed in Haiti.

If you’re planning on giving a Mother’s Day gift this year, please consider keeping the English school in mind and making a donation in honour of your mum. When you donate as a gift, GlobalGiving will send your mom a lovely card. Cards can be emailed, printed at home, or mailed.

A GlobalGiving tribute card makes a fantastic, meaningful mother’s day gift, and as a bonus, GlobalGiving will be awarding financial prizes for the organisation which receives the most mother’s day donations between May 1st and May 7th.

We hope that this mother’s day, you’ll choose to give mom a gift that also helps Haitian children build a better tomorrow. You can easily send your gift by clicking here.

Thanks so much for all you’ve already given to support education in Haiti, and our warmest regards from Port au Prince.

His certificate is the first step to a job
His certificate is the first step to a job

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Apr 24, 2012

Mother's Day Gifts

Still smiling despite all his challenges
Still smiling despite all his challenges

The children in our scholarship programme continue to grow in school despite the many challenges they face and we’re delighted to report that they’re all still succeeding in class and enjoying learning.

As we approach Mother’s Day in the US, we hope that you’ll keep the kids in the scholarship programme in mind by giving a Mother’s Day Gift through GlobalGiving. If you use the money you might have spent on flowers, a card, or another gift to make a donation in honour of your mom, GlobalGiving will send her a lovely card.

A GlobalGiving tribute card makes a fantastic mother’s day gift. These cards are small, but rich in meaning.

As a bonus, GlobalGiving will be awarding financial prizes for the organisation which receives the most mother’s day donations between May 1st and May 7th.

We hope that this mother’s day, you’ll choose to give mom a gift that also helps Haitian children build a better tomorrow. You can easily send your gift by clicking here.

Thanks so much for all you’ve already given to support education in Haiti, and our warmest regards from Port au Prince.

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He's in school thanks to you
Getting an education because of your generosity
Getting an education because of your generosity

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