Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education
Break the Cycle of Poverty with Education

Project Report | Jan 12, 2011
Marking the anniversary of the earthquake

By Emma Taylor | Project Leader

Taking notes
Taking notes

As we mark the one year anniversary of the earthquake, you’re likely to hear many stories about how aid has been diverted, delayed, and how survivors are not getting what they need despite the big promises made.

It can all seem very disheartening and, after reading these reports, some have asked us if their donation has mattered – if there is still hope for Haiti.

While we certainly won’t make light of the issues with the aid effort for Haiti, the hopeless situation presented in some media outlets doesn’t match the situation we see on the ground every day. Survivors continue to make progress step by step.

Teachers form classes for children who can’t afford school fees, teach literacy to teens who have never been able to go to school, and parents make sacrifices to make sure their children can learn. They’ve not lost hope, and neither should we.  With our support, more children in our community will attend school in 2011. Positive change is possible and is happening every day.

So tomorrow, we’ll be marking the anniversary with our friends and community contacts helping those most in need.  In the face of the many hurdles facing Haiti as recovery continues, we’d like to leave you with the words of a good friend as he talked about EDV, the anniversary, and Haiti.

I am progressing forward, now helping myself and other people become better – become stronger. It was our blessing to have EDV in Haiti to keep our faith strong. Now I think that together, “yes we can!”

Thanks for all you’ve done for Haitian survivors, and take care.

Working together to wrangle uncooperative wood
Working together to wrangle uncooperative wood
Happy student in one of our classrooms
Happy student in one of our classrooms

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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Emma Taylor
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Enderby , Licester United Kingdom

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