2011 Global Seva Haiti Partners & Projects
Partners & Projects
Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC)
Mission: Art Creation Foundation For Children (ACFFC) is a non-profit arts organization created for education and personal growth of children in need in Jacmel, Haiti. ACFFC's mission is to teach street children art so that they may have a future.
Children achieve self-sufficiency via the arts and education as well as internalize a sense of social responsibility, community and connectedness in partnership with ACFFC staff and supporters. Children are between 6 and 11 when enroll; they had never attended school nor did they eat on a regular basis.
Many children are orphaned and are destined to a life on the streets. Knowing that these children now have an opportunity for a better life, an education, consistent supply of food and medical care is an overwhelming relief to the children. All ACFFC staff are Haitian.
Project: Building a Mosaic Art Wall
Association of the Peasants of Fondwa (APF)
Mission: The Association of Peasants Fondwa (APF) is a grassroots organization that has worked hand in hand with the peasants of Fondwa since 1988. APF envisions a new rural Haiti, one which is populated with sustainable and holistic communities that actively promote the civil and human rights of the poor.
Mission: Fonkoze is Haiti’s Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor. They are the largest micro-finance institution offering a full range of financial services to the rural-based poor in Haiti. Fonkoze is committed to the economic and social improvement of the people and communities of Haiti and to the reduction of poverty in the country.
Jacmel Children's Center
Mission: The Jacmel Children's Center is a collaborative effort – between community leaders of Jacmel, a Haitain construction school for teenagers, and US caring citizens – to construct an eco-efficient center for children in Jacmel Haiti. A local community leader, Bonite Affriany, serves food and educates local children and over 275 others everyday. She owns a large piece of property adjacent to her existing lunch/classroom facility where she would like to develop a community center for the children: a place for them to sleep, eat, attend classes, pray and be loved. Our hope is that the center will become a hub in the Jacmel community for giving children the opportunity for a brighter future, providing education, art, refuge, faith and love.
Project: Construct an eco-efficient center for children
J/P HRO Haitian Relief Organization
Mission: JPHRO's mission is to save lives and bring sustainable programs to the Haitian people quickly and effectively. Founded immediately after the January 12th earthquake by Sean Penn, J/P HRO is effectively managing five vital programs in areas related to Camp Management, Medical, Rubble Removal Facilitating Community Regeneration, Education, and Emergency Response Operations.
In 2010, J/P HRO removed 55,000 cubic meters of rubble and debris from the streets, equaling an average of 25-30 trucks per day from the Delmas 32 area in Port au Prince. J/P has been recognized as an innovative leader in rubble removal and manual demolition, serving as a model for other international organizations working to achieve the same goal.