Haiti Soccer for Development (HS4D)™: HavServe's Youth Soccer Program (HYSP)
HavServe soccer volunteers are actively working to provide the children in Haiti the support needed to continue playing soccer. The devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 provides a unique opportunity to keep the world’s attention on ending Haiti’s extreme poverty with projects and programs that benefit all Haitians. The importance of soccer in the Haitian society and the game's status as the country's "favorite national pastime" make soccer and physical education programs effective tools for combating Haiti’s development challenges such as extreme poverty, conflict, HIV/AIDS, and for helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
The New Program Coordinator, Nicole Findlay has taken charged of the project coordination in February 2012. 3 International coaches traveled to Haiti to provide ongoing training and distribute equipment and gear to the Haitian soccer coaches as well as providing advanced training to the children. 10 Haitian coaches are leading the activities for the children.
Updated photos are uploaded here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/havserve/sets/72157625712466991/
Identifying issues, problems, and challenges by our team of volunteers/probono consultants:More than 2000 young boys and girls, displaced by the January 12, 2010 earthquake, are living in the Lebrun Village and its surrounding communities with no paying jobs, activities or programs. The increasing school dropout rates and the lack of resources, teachers, and positive role models all have a negative impact on the standard of education and lifestyle.
The HS4D Program aims to:
Solutions:The HS4D program is working to provide a platform where youth (boys & girls) will benefit from having a safe, dependable and designated community space where they can participate in healthy activities and Sport for Development programs. Your generous contribution will provide 1 safe soccer field, gear and equipment, mentoring to children and youth and training/education in life skills and healthy lifestyle while focusing on school attendance and performance.
Potential Long Term Impact:HS4D will provide trained local coaches who will work with each family to monitor the children’s progress in the 5 elementary schools and in the HS4D soccer program. The program will benefit the whole village by reducing school dropouts and youth violence while promoting community cohesion, healthy lifestyle and teamwork. Your generous donation and time will provide a comprehensive network of support that offers education and soccer training to more than 250 children in a community of more than 19,000 people.
HOW TO HELP:
Your contribution of any amount will go toward the HS4D Program.
Please accept our sincere thanks,Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support the HS4D fundraising efforts.Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Carline Brice, HavServe Founder
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