2012 was a big year for EDV in Haiti. We faced the challenges of tropical storm Isaac, and you helped us rebuild.The classrooms we builtare full of more than 500 children, and our education programmes just keep growing!
Thanks to your investments in 2012, 2013 will be a year of Haitians helping Haitians. As the transitional classrooms you helped build are turned into permanent classrooms, and our English for orphans programme grows, your donations will help Haitians help one and other. After all, that’s the basis of real, long-term recovery.
If you ever have any questions about how we’ve used your donation, don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing Emma@EDVolunteers.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Thanks again for making 2012 a year to remember, and here’s to a fantastic 2013!
We can’t believe it’s already the week before Christmas. If you haven't finished your shopping yet, there’s still plenty of time to give a gift that will change the life of a disaster survivor in Haiti. Because of you, we've already been able to build classrooms, support community groups, and through education give survivors the tools they need to build themselves a brighter future.
Our involvement in Haiti continues to grow, and your donations support projects like our "English for Orphans" programme. The programme was proposed by the teachers of the English in Mind Institute. They wanted to give something back, so they've asked us to support their efforts teaching English for free in orphanages. While they don't get paid for their time, they can't afford the books and school supplies they need for this work.
Because of your generosity, we've been able to provide those supplies, and today the kids are learning English, gaining confidence and growing into tomorrow's leaders. Your support allows these inspiring teachers to help the most vulnerable members of their own communities. Thank you so much.
This holiday season, you can support survivors in Haiti while finding the perfect last minute gift. When you make a donation on behalf of a loved one to support community based disaster recovery in Haiti, they’ll receive a lovely card. You can even select an ecard which will be ready almost instantly.
GlobalGiving gift cards are great, meaningful last minute gifts. You can send your card by visiting the project page and selecting the “Gift or in-Honour of” icon below the orange “Donate” button.
If you’re ready to do a little more, why not set up a recurring gift and make 2013 a year of giving? Your recurring donation will be matched by an anonymous donor, doubling your impact and making a huge difference. You can set up a recurring donation by clicking on “Monthly Recurring” under the orange donate button.
It’s been three weeks since Tropical Storm Isaac destroyed the classrooms at the HTDC orphanage. Combined with an anonymous donation from a UK company, you’ve already given almost $1,300 to rebuild the classrooms. This is a fantastic response – thanks so much to everyone who’s given!
Tomorrow, two ofEDV's directors will travel to Haiti to plan the reconstruction of the classrooms and discuss the coming two years with the orphanage directors. Your donations since the storm have been fantastic, but we’re still seeking funds to pay for the construction of new classrooms andcover theorphanage’s rent for the next two years.
Your donations will support children like Gusline. Gusline is three. She was brought to the orphanage by a friend who found her alone. We don’t know anything about her past, and her parents are thought to have died in the earthquake.
The orphanage directors are now her legal guardians, and they hope to one day find out more about her parents and the early years of her life. You can meet more of the children Gusline lives with here.
Gusline and all her friends rely on your generosity to ensure that they have a safe home, food, and health care when she needs it. You’ve changed her life, and we can’t tell you how much your donation has been appreciated. Now we’re asking you to be generous one more time.
We hope you’ll give today and share this update to help us rebuild the school and secure another two years of safe housing for the HTDC orphanage.
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