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Support Community Based Disaster Recovery in Haiti

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
He's learning, thanks to you!

First of all, thanks so much to everyone who gave on June 13th and had their donations matched by 50%! Together, you gave $870 in just one day!

Because of you students like Berline, Wilkens, and Isma can keep studying English and working towards gainful employment. You keep orphans eating nutritious meals, happily enjoying their summer camp, and succeeding in school.

We continue to be impressed by our students’ dedication to learning despite the overwhelming challenges they face. In September, our English students will take their next round of exams, and we can’t wait to update you on the students’ and teachers’ continued growth.

Preparing for their exams is hard work, but you know what they say about all work and no play. So when donor Jim asked us to teach the word “supercalifragilisticexpialodocos” to the students, we knew it would be a great opportunity to have a laugh with the class. Check out the fun here.

We hope you enjoy, and thanks so much for all you’ve give.


Your support in Haiti keeps her in school
Your support in Haiti keeps her in school

On Wednesday, June 13th, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations by 50%! This is a fantastic opportunity to make your donations go even further in support of our work in Haiti.

By donating on Wednesday, you can keep students learning the skills they need to find gainful employment, keep orphans in school, and provide a safe home for 27 children who lost everything in the earthquake.

Any donation, whatever its size, will help us continue changing lives in Haiti. If you can’t donate yourself, you can still help by letting others know about this fantastic matching opportunity. Please email friends and family or spread the word on Facebook.

You’ve already made so much great work possible in Haiti, and we hope that tomorrow you’ll be a part of the continued growth of these life changing programmes.

Thanks so much, and our warmest regards.


Hear what Berline has to say about English classes
Hear what Berline has to say about English classes

Our Haitian led programmes continue to change lives, showing once again that, together, volunteers and disaster survivors can bring about long-term, positive change. For this update, we’re featuring the latest from our English programme.

Recently, students who joined the school a little late took their latest exams, and once again, more than 70% of those who took the test advanced to the next level!

We wanted to bring this fantastic result home by featuring the voice of advanced student Berline Louima. We asked Berline to tell us how English is changing her life, and this is what she said:

According to me, the benefits of the English classes are tremendous. Some years ago, I couldn’t speak English. When I finished with school, a friend of mine asked me to teach English in high school. I was afraid to do that, but this year, I teach without any problem, because my English classes help me to be able to teach. Thanks the staff.

As more students pass exams and obtain advanced qualification in English, we’re looking forward to more success stories like Berline’s.

By donating to our work in Haiti, you made it possible for our international volunteers to set up the English school. Because of your donations, Berline and his classmates are learning and have hope for a better tomorrow.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and our warmest regards.

Excited to have earned his certificate!
Excited to have earned his certificate!
This is Nocky - he used English to find a job!
This is Nocky - he used English to find a job!

Successes in Haiti continue thanks to the support you’ve provided. The last time we updated you, we told you about how well the English students did on their English exams. This update, we’re delighted that two advanced English students have used their new language skills to find employment.

That employment will allow them to build secure, earthquake-proof housing for their families, send their children to school, and build a more secure tomorrow. We’re delighted that after just a few months of classes, students are already finding work and, with it, a road out of poverty.

You’ve made the school’s success possible. This Mother’s Day, whether you’re giving or receiving, we hope you’ll take a little extra joy in the lives you’ve changed in Haiti.

If you’re planning on giving a Mother’s Day gift this year, please consider keeping the English school in mind and making a donation in honour of your mum. When you donate as a gift, GlobalGiving will send your mom a lovely card. Cards can be emailed, printed at home, or mailed.

A GlobalGiving tribute card makes a fantastic, meaningful mother’s day gift, and as a bonus, GlobalGiving will be awarding financial prizes for the organisation which receives the most mother’s day donations between May 1st and May 7th.

We hope that this mother’s day, you’ll choose to give mom a gift that also helps Haitian children build a better tomorrow. You can easily send your gift by clicking here.

Thanks so much for all you’ve already given to support education in Haiti, and our warmest regards from Port au Prince.


A few of the children you
A few of the children you've helped!

Since our international volunteers left Haiti in December 2011, we’ve been delighted by the progress of our Haitian partners. Your generosity gave them the tools they needed to build a better tomorrow, and today they’re continuing to change lives.

Right now, hundreds of Haitian students are attending class in classrooms built by your donations, teachers are able to teach because their salaries are paid by your generosity, and your investments in health education mean that for more than 100 orphans, preventable illness is a thing of the past.

Most impressively, our English programme continues to thrive. In late January, the English students completed their first round of exams and the results speak for themselves. Of the 80 students who took the exam, 73 passed and will advance to the next level.

These results speak volumes about how well the Haitian teachers and administrators are doing, and we’re delighted with their accomplishments. The school is a great example of how the support of donors like you can increase local capacity and bring about long-term change.

As we continue to support our Haitian partners and prepare to respond to future disasters around the world, we hope we can count on you to join us as we work with survivors to build a better tomorrow.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and our warmest regards from Haiti.



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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Southport, CT United States

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