Education
 Haiti
Project #18806

Self-Sufficient Haiti through Vocational Training

by Little Footprints, Big Steps - IDO
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Summary

With your help, Little Footprints Big Steps will provide up to 20 youth with Vocational Training so they can become the self-sufficient, self-empowered new generation breaking the cycle of poverty - with skills, training, opportunity and hope! Sewing, Office Technology, English language, Masonry, Window Repair, Carpentry, Food preparation, Mechanics, Plumbing, Welding, Solar Panel building and other training is available. Change a life. Change the future.
$10,000.00
total goal
$6,185.00
remaining
17
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Through years of natural disasters and corruption, both from within and from outside, generations of Haitians have become 'stuck' in a cycle of poverty. 80% of the population lives below the poverty line, on less than $2/day. Lack of education, self-determination, and opportunity have further entrenched this way of life. By providing skills training, this cycle CAN be broken.

Solution

Educate. Empower. Doors are opening in Haiti - for those that have the skills training to be employable, to become self-sufficient, to have the opportunities. The youth within Little Footprints programs will have the necessary basic education and your help in providing skills training is tangible, provides REAL results for REAL jobs. Individuals, families, communities will benefit from the examples these skilled youth will provide into the future.The gift of a lifetime - to build a true economy

Long-Term Impact

This project, vocational skills training, will be the turning point toward self-sufficiency, toward self-determination. Up to 20 youth will be enrolled in training, ranging from 3 months to 1 year. The impact will be realized by not only the individual taking the training, but the family, friends and community they live in. Now and into the future. Education is forever. Opportunity can make it happen. This is how real change occurs. One person at a time. Help us break the cycle of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.littlefootprintsbigsteps.com
Facebook page: Photos and Updates
Newspaper article
TV Interview with LFBS Founder/​COO
Video: Little Footprints Big Steps intro

Organization Information

Little Footprints, Big Steps - IDO

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.littlefootprintsbigsteps.com
Project Leader:
Karen Wienberg
Whitehorse, YT Canada
$3,815 raised of $10,000 goal
 
21 donations
$6,185 to go
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