Shoes for Haitian Girls

$3,540 $0
Raised Remaining
May 17, 2013

Photo update from the Saturday Workshops!

The girls and their mentors going to the beach
The girls and their mentors going to the beach

Since our last update, KOFAVIV has been busy with their Saturday workshops for young girls. The sessions continue to have success in building the girls’ confidence and self-esteem as well as teaching them new skills, such as jewelry-making and hairdressing. I wanted to share some photos and highlights from the last few months of the program. I hope you enjoy!

Photo 1) KOFAVIV recently organized a beach retreat for the young girls participating in their weekly workshops. The beach retreat was used to both celebrate the girls’ successes as well as to give them reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city. The girls were able to have fun and relax with their peers and their mentors. This photo shows the workshop participants and their mentors on the way to the beach.

Photo 2) KOFAVIV has added cooking classes to the Saturday workshops, giving the girls a new skill to master. This photo shows a KOFAVIV coordinator and mentor teaching the young girls how to prepare a meat dish.

Photo 3) The girls’ jewelry-making skills are improving! At the beginning of May, KOFAVIV held a local artisan fair at the KOFAVIV Center. Among the products being displayed at the fair were the necklaces and bracelets made by these young women. This photo shows the beaded jewelry made by the girls, on display at the fair.

Photo 4) This photo shows young girls posing with their crafts!

KOFAVIV mentor teaching cooking class to girls
KOFAVIV mentor teaching cooking class to girls
Jewelry made by the girls on display at the fair!
Jewelry made by the girls on display at the fair!
Girls posing with their crafts
Girls posing with their crafts

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