Jun 17, 2020

Haiti on Corona lockdown

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Haiti

Hi!

The corona time continues to occupy us, even though the acute risk is averted for our teams in Germany and Italy. All the more we look at our projects around the world and how we can better support the people in Haiti and Honduras so that they can get through this crisis better.

 

Medical care in Haiti

At the beginning of 2020, our basic medical care project started in St. Emma and St. Nicolas, which we were able to initiate with the support of the 24 good deeds calendar. Initial medical screenings of the children took place in both schools in February 2020. About a third of the children suffered from health problems, e.g. flu infections, skin and fungal infections and intestinal parasites. The latter are mainly due to contaminated food or water.

The affected children were treated directly with medication or referred to nearby hospitals for further treatment. Due to the corona crisis, the second planned check-up had to be canceled for the time being. We very much hope that the project can start again soon to ensure the health care of the children in St. Emma and St. Nicolas.

As everywhere in the world, schools, kindergartens and universities have been closed since mid-March, and gatherings of people are prohibited. The fear of disaster is great and justified. Maintaining social distancing and the necessary hygiene is difficult to implement in the densely populated slums of Port-au-Prince. In addition, the supply of water is not guaranteed.

We continue to support our schools with donations, as they have now become important distribution centers for food and clean drinking water.


Active at PEN PAPER PEACE

Already shortly before the Corona time, we adjusted our organizational infrastructure to the needs of our supporters - so you can join PEN PAPER PEACE from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day or night. At our first volunteer call we were an incredible 25 people! We are so happy about the diverse, talented and inspiring people who work with us for better education around the world.

If you want to join in, have a look at our website! There are tasks from one time to long-term commitments, from helping out at beverage sales to financial accounting.

Thank you for being a part of PEN PAPER PEACE!

Kind regards,

Nora, Lisa, Luca, Verena, Milena, Felix, Vivi, Verena, Denise, Peter, Alissa, Malin, Sonja, Janine, Giovanna and Jana at PEN PAPER PEACE e.V.

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Feb 25, 2020

Promote women's and children's right to education!

Hello!

Thank you for your interest in supporting our project in Honduras!

We visited the Pasos Pequenitos daycare center for the first time in 2017. We were immediately enthusiastic about the project, as it gives young single mothers in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa the opportunity to complete their education or study while their children are cared for in a loving environment. This enables us to work effectively on two levels: it helps children receive quality care and is a huge relief for the women, who know their children in good hands!

All of the mothers hope to significantly improve their lifestyle after finishing the education. Pasos Pequenitos would like to provide even more stability to the hard-working women – many of them work 6 days a week, 14 hours per day and have only Sundays off – and make the stipends available for them even after the children enter school. The mother stipends are a corner stone of the efficient and long-lasting help that significantly improves the lives of the single mothers and their children of Pasos Pequenitos.

Thank you for joining us in our journey promoting women‘s and children‘s rights!

All the best,

Milena and the PEN PAPER PEACE team

Feb 25, 2020

Anniversary of the earthquake

Hello,

It has now been 10 years since the terrible earthquake in January 2010 devastated Haiti and claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. The two schools that we previously supported by Schools for Haiti were also completely destroyed. To enable the construction of new school buildings and to offer long-term help, we decided to set up the association, PEN PAPER PEACE, in 2011. This way, we were able to help even more with the reconstruction on site. A lot has happened since then! You can read about the project history on our website (in German) or in Italian

Documentary for the school tour Italy online

The school competition Scuole per Haiti in Italy is in full swing and the classes are busy collecting donations for their peers in Haiti. At the start of the competition, we visited the classes to talk to them about the situation in Haiti. The director, Gianluca Santoni, accompanied our association members Alissa, Luca and Giovanna during the moving encounters and created a small documentary that you can see here If you also want to know how many donations have already been collected or how you can support one of the classes, you can find information on all participating schools and the current competition status here

If you would like to stay updated on how we use your donations, please follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

We are very pleased that you are part of PEN PAPER PEACE and send warm regards Nora, Lisa, Luca, Milena, Felix, Vivi, Verena, Denise, Peter, Alissa, Giovanna, Malin and Jana at PEN PAPER PEACE e.V.

 

 
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