Education  Haiti Project #54595

Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!

by Friends of St. Vincent's Center, Inc.
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!
Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now!

Summary

Empower Haitians With Disabilities Now! provides scholarships for academic and technical training and associated supplies to five physically impaired adults, resulting in increased self-esteem, economic autonomy, and respectful inclusion in Haitian society.

$11,050
total goal
$2,420
remaining
73
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Typically, adults with disabilities in Haiti are under-accommodated, under-educated and under-accepted, constantly plagued by the myth that they are "second-class" citizens. These adults are currently combatting gang violence and inadequate government services caused by nationwide civil unrest. Present circumstances exacerbate these challenges, constraining access to higher education and vocational training that lead to jobs, autonomy and the positive self-esteem that accompanies independence.

Solution

Educating Haitians with disabilities is our priority. Despite the current crisis, we continue to work hand-in-hand with a local Haitian non-profit promoting access to education for the most vulnerable citizens. This project is focused on increasing access to academic and vocational training that reassures adults with disabilities that they can successfully enter the local labor market, gain independence, and increase their self-esteem.

Long-Term Impact

This project enables adults to rise above the civil strife by countering the negative stereotypes of people with disabilities in Haiti. It allows them to enter the local job market as viable wage-earners with credentialed knowledge and skills. Graduates will serve as successful role models and leaders within the disabled and greater Haitian community. Haitians with disabilities will ultimately become valued and respected, dismantling the centuries old stigma imposed by the abled community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Friends of St. Vincent's Center, Inc.

Location: Pickerington, OH - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Margaret McLaughlin
Pickerington, OH United States
$8,630 raised of $11,050 goal
 
78 donations
$2,420 to go
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