Health Care and Education for Disaster Survivors

 
$3,824
$1,176
Raised
Remaining
Dec 22, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A Big "Thank you" from Haiti!
A Big "Thank you" from Haiti!

As 2011 draws to a close, we can’t believe all that you’ve helped us achieve. With your support, we’ve been able to ensure that 100 children are receiving the health care they need, have learned about how to stay healthy, and what to do when they’re ill. Much remains to be done, but thanks to your generosity, hundreds of Haitians will be able to start 2012 with hope.

As we approach Christmas, we hope you’ll encourage friends and family to follow in your footsteps by sharing this page and encouraging them to make a tax deductible donation.

You can also help us win extra funding this holiday season by giving gifts to friends and family through this page. To give a gift to a loved one, simply go to the project page and find the “Gift idea” button over the donation amounts. The project that raises the most through these gifts will win extra funding!

One last time, we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to you for your generosity over the past year. Merry Christmas, and we hope you have the happiest of New Years.

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Nov 22, 2011

Happy ThanksGiving!

The final health clinic!
The final health clinic!

As the Holiday season begins, we can’t believe that our volunteers have been in Haiti for nearly 18 months!

Health has been a part of our work in Haiti for many months now, beginning with our efforts in displaced persons’ camps to contain Cholera and growing to a health education curriculum designed to help the most vulnerable adults and children stay healthy.

None of our work containing Cholera or providinghttp://www.edvolunteers.org/english-student essential education would have been possible without your generosity.

As Americans across the country get ready to gather their families and give thanks, we hope that you’ll take a little extra joy this holiday season in the knowledge that your donations have given Haitian youths a reason to be thankful.

You can help extend hope to more Haitians by letting friends and family know how easy it is to Give the Gift of Education this Holiday Season in Haiti. We hope to provide a primary school education to 100 children, and high level English language skills to 120 adult learners.

Thanks so much for all you’ve already done to give Haitians a healthier tomorrow, and Happy Thanks Giving from Haiti.

A review class on nutrition
A review class on nutrition
A review class on nutrition
A review class on nutrition
The final health clinic!
The final health clinic!
The final health clinic!
The final health clinic!

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Oct 26, 2011

Focus on Adults

Learning about Health. Credit: ALM Photography
Learning about Health. Credit: ALM Photography

It’s been an exciting several weeks for health education in Haiti!

The eight-week course designed to help kids gain an understanding of how to grow into healthy adults is nearing its completion. We’ve had dozens of volunteers teaching these courses, and we’re excited to move from teaching the kids to working intensively with adults throughout November.

The adult caregivers have been a part of each class, and they’ve learned a lot. Now, for the month of November, we’ll focus on working closely with these adults to ensure that they have the tools they need to implement what they’ve learned.

From learning how to provide basic first aid to information on preventing cholera, the health education we’ve provided during this programme will serve both children and adults well in the years to come – and it wouldn’t have been possible without your support.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and our warmest regards from Haiti.

Visual aids help kids learn. Credit ALM Photograpy
Visual aids help kids learn. Credit ALM Photograpy
Working together to teach. Credit: ALM Photography
Working together to teach. Credit: ALM Photography
Learning about Health. Credit: ALM Photography
Learning about Health. Credit: ALM Photography
Activities help kids learn Credit: ALM Photography
Activities help kids learn Credit: ALM Photography
Learning about nutrition. Credit: ALM Photography
Learning about nutrition. Credit: ALM Photography
Learning about worms. Credit: ALM Photography
Learning about worms. Credit: ALM Photography
Watching and learning. Thanks to ALM Photography
Watching and learning. Thanks to ALM Photography

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Sep 27, 2011

Changes to this Page

First of all, we’d like to thank all of you for your generous donations to our Health Education programme in Haiti. Recently, we fused our health education programme and our cholera prevention programme, combining the two into a series of classes that address cholera as well as other important health concerns.

In the next few days you’ll notice that the information on this page will change to reflect that change. Don’t worry, we’re still teaching more than 100 children in orphanages and various community groups all about how to avoid Cholera – we’ve just added additional classes on various important topics ranging from nutrition to first aid.

To learn more about this newly integrated approach to cholera prevention, visit our Health Education Page, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks so much for your support, and our warmest regards from Haiti.

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Sep 26, 2011

Classes for Long-Term Health

Learning about germs
Learning about germs

Classes continue at three orphanages and for a local women’s group thanks to your support. In addition to classes about cholera prevention, we've also been about nutrition and, in a special class run jointing with EDV partner Global DIRT, women’s health.

The skills both the children and adults in this programme learn will not only help them become healthier in the short term, but learn improved health behaviors that will impact their lives for years to come. Our goal is to help those in the programme learn how to be more self-sufficient and avoid not just Cholera, but other dangerous illnesses like Typhoid and Malaria.

Rather than write the details of our activities, we’ve included a few of our favorite photos that we think really show what these classes and health checks are all about.

Thanks so much for making these classes, and the changes they’ll bring about in the lives of all those who attend them, possible.

Learning about germs
Learning about germs
Demonstrating hand-washing
Demonstrating hand-washing
Showing what he
Showing what he's learned
Older kids learn how to help their younger friends
Older kids learn how to help their younger friends
Hand washing together
Hand washing together
Lining up to wash hands and prevent Cholera
Lining up to wash hands and prevent Cholera
Health check-ups ensure education is working
Health check-ups ensure education is working
Health check-ups ensure education is working
Health check-ups ensure education is working
Health check-ups ensure education is working
Health check-ups ensure education is working
Health check-ups ensure education is working
Health check-ups ensure education is working
De-worming medication reduces risk
De-worming medication reduces risk

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Project Leader

Emma Taylor

Southport, Connecticut United States

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Map of Health Care and Education for Disaster Survivors