Children's Respite Home & Outreach Project, Haiti

 
$8,158
$6,842
Raised
Remaining
Jul 16, 2010

We Won't Forget

One of our children learning to play.
One of our children learning to play.

Last week, representatives of Handicap International and IOM (International Organisation for Migration) visited the Children's home and commented on how special the project was and the positive feeling that the home has. We continue to care for some of Haiti’s most vulnerable children currently we have about 70 children on the program, though at least 20 of these are on a waiting list. Each week we have new families arrive with their children who are physically or mentally disabled. Sadly, unless we can raise more money we can’t help these new families. We’re already at full capacity, but have a desire to see the project expand and to be able to care for more children. Each child is treated individually, so we do not want to bring more children into the program until we are sure we have to staff and resources to be able to show them the love and care they deserve. At the moment we limit the number of children a day to 15 to ensure this. By continuing your help and support we can continue to provide respite care for these children and hopefully expand the project to give more physically and mentally disabled children the support they might not receive anywhere else. The project is soon to invest in a motorbike for the children’s home administrator to enable us to increase the influence of the project. The bike will enable him to go and minister to children who live further from the home, support struggling families and to transport some children to the home on specific days if necessary. We want him to be able to invite more children to come join the children’s home, as there is no other centre that cares particularly for disabled children in the surrounding area, but unfortunately children currently have to be added to a waiting list.

On the six month anniversary of the tragic earthquake that devastated Haiti we've launched a new campaign called 'We Won't Forget.' So many in the world have already forgotten this desperate little nation. The call we're making to our supporters is to declare that you won't forget. We would ask that you spend just a few minutes to visit our new website: www.haitihospitalappeal.org.

It has new blogs, photo's, films, news, and a special page dedicated to our campaign.. 'We Won't Forget.' Please join with us and declare to the world that this country hasn't been forgotten. We need your help to continue all our work. The emergency remains, and the crisis is still urgent. Thank you for all your support! We would ask you to continue your support, to enable us to expand our work to enable us to help the huge numbers of children who desperately need it.

One of our kids in afternoon play
One of our kids in afternoon play

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Barry Mann

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Bromley, Kent United Kingdom

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