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Schools for Haiti

by PEN PAPER PEACE e. V.
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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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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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School Ambassador Malin in Haiti
School Ambassador Malin in Haiti

Hello!

Creating peace with pen and paper ... Our motto is not only meant for less developed regions of the world, but also for Germany and Europe. The current developments in Europe show once again how important it is to stand up for social responsibility and global coexistence; how important it is to think outside the box with children and teenagers in a globally interconnected world. Education is a key against racism and inhumanity.

 

Haiti

Haiti has been in deep political and social turbulences for several months now, and the situation has become ever more tense. Road blocks, violent protests against president Jovenel Moise who has not responded to the severe corruption allegations as well as a dramatic fuel shortage have made it nearly impossible for families to earn a living or send children to school. Prices for food have increased tremendously due to a nearly 20% inflation rate and, recently, many children and elderly die due to malnourishment and insufficient medical care.

Our local partners St. Luke Foundation and nph Haiti are doing their best to support our communities in Cite Soleil. Please consider giving a small amount as crisis relief. St. Luke Foundation is trying to organize a food drive to distribute essential food rations at our schools for the families in the neighborhood.

Our thoughts are with all the people in Port-au-Prince, and especially with the children at our schools and their families!

 

School tour in Italy

This week, Giovanna, Alissa and Luca went on tour to visit all schools in Italy which participate in the school competition „Schools for Haiti“. They told the students about Haiti and our two schools there. The exchanges with the children and youth showed us once more how important and gratifying our work is in Europe. To look the together beyond the rims of our „own plate“ into our globally interconnected world.

I believe, that if I was not doing well, that someone would be there to support me. This is why I want to be there for the children in Haiti. Because I think they would do the same for me.“ You can find all updates regarding the school tour on our website (in IT) as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Active at PPP

Formerly a student ambassador in Haiti, our newest club member Malin is now volunteering our social media channels. Malin says: "Since 2010, Pen Paper Peace has been a matter close to my heart. After the earthquake, I started fundraising with friends and family. In 2013 I had the chance to visit the schools in Port-au-Prince and get to know the children. The laughter, the warmth and the appreciation of the children showed me how important it is to work for education." Dear Malin, we are very glad that you are here!

We are always looking for volunteers! So if you want to get involved for our good cause, feel free to contact us anytime!

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

School Tour Italy
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We hope you had a nice summer! The summer holidays are over in most of the German states, as well as in Haiti: A new school year is starting! Unfortunately, many children in Haiti cannot go to school as most schools require them to pay tuition and school clothes are mandatory. Not all families can afford these expenses. For this reason, education in our partner schools of St. Emma and St. Nicolas is free of charge to give all children the opportunity to learn to read, write and do math. However, there are still large expenses for each child; e. g. for school clothes or basic equipment on paper and pens. Overall, a school starter set costs about 65 Euros.

This year, at the beginning of the school year, we would like to ask you to help the children in St. Emma and St. Nicolas have a great start to the new school year. We have set up an extra donation page on the Global Giving portal, where you can donate specifically for this purpose between September 9th and 27th 2019! Our goal is to raise a minimum of 5,000 euros for these school starter sets to help the poorest families at the beginning of their school lives. Every donation helps to reach our goal!

Book donations for Haiti

This great idea came from our supporter, Dr. Silke Seemann and shows how every cent can make a huge contribution to our students in Haiti. Together with young people and teachers in her school in Freiburg, she collected old, unused books and sold them on the book platform Momox. The proceeds were donated to our project in Haiti! We got inspired by this great idea and are now collecting your old books! Come to us in Betahaus Berlin and donate us your old books. If you have a large number, you can also send them directly to Momox or even get them picked up! Mrs. Seemann continues in the new school year with her great cause and wants to go further by starting an unused bottle drop. A huge THANK YOU for your great commitment, Ms. Seemann!

PPP Italia

Also, in Italy school starts again in September. We are very pleased to introduce you to our new coordinator, Giovanna! Giovanna has been supporting our team since August 2019 and is currently preparing the new round of school competitions in Italian schools. If you are in an Italian school or want to teach and participate in our school competition with your class, write directly to Giovanna at italia@pen-paper-peace.org! All information about the school competition Scuole per Haiti can be found on our website: https://pen-paper-peace.org/scuole-per-haiti/progetti-in-italia.html

 

Wishing you a wonderful week,
Nora, Lisa, Luca, Milena, Felix, Vivi, Verena, Denise, Peter, Alissa, Verena, Giovanna and Jana at PEN PAPER PEACE e.V.

 

Giovanna - Italy coordinator
Giovanna - Italy coordinator

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PEN PAPER PEACE e. V.

Location: Berlin - Germany
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Project Leader:
Jana Gottschalk
Berlin, Germany
$5,361 raised of $15,000 goal
 
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