Lambi Fund of Haiti

The Lambi Fund's mission is to assist the popular democratic movement in Haiti. The Lambi Fund provides financial resources, training and technical assistance to peasant-led community organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.
Sep 17, 2013

4-Day Annual Conference Convenes in Haiti

Conference Participants
Conference Participants

This last week, the Lambi Fund of Haiti convened an annual 4-day long conference in the Artibonite region of Haiti.  In all, 36 grassroots leaders from 9 organizations were in attendance.  This intensive training covered a number of important topics including – civil education, human rights, gender equity and how to lead organizations that are democratic and inclusive.  Quite a bit on the agenda for just four days!

Some of the participants’ thoughts on the training include:

“This training was especially important in regards to gender equity.  I don’t have a family yet, but now I know how I should balance my family when I do,” said a young female member of the grassroots organization ACHVRO.

Of the training, an elder member replied, “It was especially important on the level of civic education, because in school, they used to dictate what was taught to you and couldn’t explain or clarify most things.  I’m grateful to now know our role and responsibilities as citizens….and this has allowed us to understand certain advantages and disadvantages in society.”

Another young Haitian woman said, “Before, I didn’t know anything about gender equity, now I know a little bit more about balancing men and women in society.”

Finally, a member of OPMO assessed, “These past few days gave us the frame of reference to understand today’s reality.”

It was incredibly rewarding to watch program partners work together in groups, discuss issues in their communities and learn more about their roles in society.  Many have received little or no formal education, so learning about their rights as citizens and humanss was a first for most.  Leaving the training, participants were eager to work together to strengthen their communities and their work.

In order to make these efforts more impactful, Lambi Fund staff taught the grassroots leaders strategies that they could use to strengthen their organizations’ capacities, how to lead effective meetings and how to use the strength of its members to impact significant change in their communities and country.

It was a whirlwind of a week!

A group break out session
A group break out session

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Sep 17, 2013

Training Grassroots Leaders to Effect Change

Participants during a group session
Participants during a group session

This last week, Lambi Fund staff members convened an annual 4-day long conference in the Artibonite region of Haiti.  In all, 36 grassroots leaders from 9 organizations were in attendance.  This intensive training covered a number of important topics including – civil education, human rights, gender equity and how to lead organizations that are democratic and inclusive.  Quite a bit on the agenda for just four days!

Some of the participants’ thoughts on the training include:

“This training was especially important in regards to gender equity.  I don’t have a family yet, but now I know how I should balance my family when I do,” said a young female member of the grassroots organization ACHVRO.

Of the training, an elder member replied, “It was especially important on the level of civic education, because in school, they used to dictate what was taught to you and couldn’t explain or clarify most things.  I’m grateful to now know our role and responsibilities as citizens….and this has allowed us to understand certain advantages and disadvantages in society.”

Another young Haitian woman said, “Before, I didn’t know anything about gender equity, now I know a little bit more about balancing men and women in society.”

Finally, a member of OPMO assessed, “These past few days gave us the frame of reference to understand today’s reality.”

It was incredibly rewarding to watch program partners work together in groups, discuss issues in their communities and learn more about their roles in society.  Many have received little or no formal education, so learning about their rights as citizens and humans beings was a first for most.  Leaving the training, participants were eager to work together to strengthen their communities and their work.

In order to make these efforts more impactful, Lambi Fund staff taught the grassroots leaders strategies that they could use to strengthen their organizations’ capacities, how to lead effective meetings and how to use the strength of its members to impact significant change in their communities and country.

It was a whirlwind of a week!

The training facilitators
The training facilitators

Links:

Sep 17, 2013

4-Day Training with Grassroots Leaders in Hait

Training participants
Training participants

This last week, Lambi Fund staff members convened an annual 4-day long conference in the Artibonite region of Haiti.  In all, 36 grassroots leaders from 9 organizations were in attendance.  This intensive training covered a number of important topics including – civil education, human rights, gender equity and how to lead organizations that are democratic and inclusive.  Quite a bit on the agenda for just four days!

Some of the participants’ thoughts on the training include:

“This training was especially important in regards to gender equity.  I don’t have a family yet, but now I know how I should balance my family when I do,” said a young female member of the grassroots organization ACHVRO.

Of the training, an elder member replied, “It was especially important on the level of civic education, because in school, they used to dictate what was taught to you and couldn’t explain or clarify most things.  I’m grateful to now know our role and responsibilities as citizens….and this has allowed us to understand certain advantages and disadvantages in society.”

Another young Haitian woman said, “Before, I didn’t know anything about gender equity, now I know a little bit more about balancing men and women in society.”

Finally, a member of OPMO assessed, “These past few days gave us the frame of reference to understand today’s reality.”

It was incredibly rewarding to watch program partners work together in groups, discuss issues in their communities and learn more about their roles in society.  Many have received little or no formal education, so learning about their rights as citizens and humans beings was a first for most.  Leaving the training, participants were eager to work together to strengthen their communities and their work.

In order to make these efforts more impactful, Lambi Fund staff taught the grassroots leaders strategies that they could use to strengthen their organizations’ capacities, how to lead effective meetings and how to use the strength of its members to impact significant change in their communities and country.

It was a whirlwind of a week!

Working during a group session
Working during a group session

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