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May 9, 2011

New Roofs and New Hope for Students

The "roofs" at Foyer d'Orelph before our work
The "roofs" at Foyer d'Orelph before our work

With your support, we’ve not only been able to continue looking after the 25 children currently in our scholarship programme http://www.edvolunteers.org/scholarships, but also gear up to expand our classroom construction and add more children to our scholarship programme.

At the Foyer d’Orelph Orphanage we’re building roofs over four classrooms. These roofs will provide safe, dry space for the 53 children who live and attend school at the orphanage and create space for more students at the orphanage’s free school. We’ll fill that new space by providing scholarships for children in the neighborhood who would otherwise be unable to attend classes.

We’ll also soon start work at another local school, Institution Classique. The school is attended by almost 200 children and already provides scholarships for ten community children who would not otherwise be able to enroll in school.

However, because the earthquake destroyed the school’s security wall and several roofs, the children are often in class without proper protection, and the entire property is insecure. Adding to the school’s problems, the entire property is very prone to flooding, putting all the children at risk of water borne illnesses.

We’re planning to reconstruct the security wall, install a drainage system, and build roofs over three classrooms, giving the school room to grow.

While this project is not yet fully funded, we wouldn’t even be able to consider it without your support. Thanks so much for making our work here in Port au Prince possible!

Until May 20th, it’s even easier than usual to support our projects. During Global Giving’s Recurring Donation Challenge, the group that gets the most distinct recurring donors is eligible for $2,500! That means that simply by committing to donate $10 a month, you could help us win more than $2,000.

Please consider becoming a monthly donor – and ask your friends to do the same!

Thanks so much for all your help, and our warmest regards from Haiti.

Playing under their new roof
Playing under their new roof
And attending school under their new roof
And attending school under their new roof
Building the next classroom roof
Building the next classroom roof
One of the kids who will soon be back in school!
One of the kids who will soon be back in school!

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May 9, 2011

Spring Time and New Projects!

The current state of Institution Classique
The current state of Institution Classique

With your support, our work in Haiti just keeps growing. We’re continuing to focus on long-term change for disaster survivors by repairing damaged infrastructure and increasing the capacity of our local partners to act even once we leave.

Our most recent new projects will achieve these goals and more. At the Foyer d’Orelph Orphanage, we’re building roofs over four classrooms. These roofs will provide safe, dry space for the 53 children who live and attend school at the orphanage, as well as space for the free school to accept more children from the area who would not otherwise receive an education.

Once the classrooms and other improvements to the property are finished we’ll provide financial support for the school, allowing at least 50 more children to enroll.

We’ll also soon start work at another local school, Institution Classique . The school is attended by more than 200 children and already provides scholarships for ten community children who would not otherwise be able to attend school.

However, because the earthquake destroyed the school’s security wall and several roofs, the children are often in class without proper protection, and the entire property is insecure. Adding to the school’s problems, the entire property is very prone to flooding.

We’re planning to reconstruct the security wall, install a drainage system, and build roofs over three classrooms. While this project is not yet fully funded, we wouldn’t even be able to consider it without your support. Thanks so much for making our work here in Port au Prince possible!

Until May 20th, it’s even easier than usual to support our projects. During Global Giving’s Recurring Donation Challenge, the group that gets the most distinct recurring donors is eligible for $2,500! That means that simply by committing to donate $10 a month, you could help us win more than $2,000.

Please consider becoming a monthly donor – and ask your friends to do the same! Thanks so much for all your help, and our warmest regards from Haiti.

One of the kids at Foyer d'Orelph
One of the kids at Foyer d'Orelph
Building drains at Foyer d'Orelph
Building drains at Foyer d'Orelph
Building classroom roofs at Foyer d'Orelph
Building classroom roofs at Foyer d'Orelph
This child will benifit from our roof building
This child will benifit from our roof building

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May 9, 2011

Gearing up for the Start of the Season

Practicing for the start of the season!
Practicing for the start of the season!

With just a few weeks left until the start of the soccer season, we’re excited about the enthusiasm of the local teams as they prepare their fields, start to practice, and organise their leagues.

That organisation of leagues has led to quite a change! This is the league’s first season since the earthquake, and they’d like to put all the difficulties of 2010 behind them by making this the biggest soccer season they possibly can, and that means a lot more teams.  They’d like to see more than 900 youths playing on almost 100 teams.

With your support, we’ll be able to get these kids playing soccer in Haiti, giving them a positive outlet this summer and reminding them that even though more than a year has passed since the earthquake, we haven’t forgotten them.

Until May 20th, it’s even easier than usual to support community football in Haiti. During Global Giving’s Recurring Donation Challenge, any recurring donation you make gives us the possibility of winning up to $2,500!

Just $10 a month from you might mean we win more than $2,500, so please dig deep and give what you can. If you can’t make a contribution, you could still help by letting friends and family know about the Recurring Donation Challenge.

Regardless of whether or not you’re able to make a recurring donation, your support continues to inspire us. Thanks so much for all you’ve done, and warm regards from Haiti.

Practicing for the start of the season!
Practicing for the start of the season!

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