Our group has returned from an amazing week in Haiti! We visited a variety of organizations, individuals and locations to Look, Listen, and Learn.
Team member Kurtis, had this to say:
While deeply moved by the images we will never be able to erase from our memories, we left Haiti feeling that is there is hope and, while happening slowly, there is progress. You see it in the eyes of a 55 year old lady who, for the first time in her life, is learning how to write her name. You experience it in visiting nurseries and schools where staff members are tirelessly working to make sure that children get the nutrients and education they need to become the leaders of tomorrow’s Haiti. You can hear it from local Haitians, who have the option and means to live abroad but are proud to call Haiti home and aim to put their time and money into the country. You can feel it in the rebuilt parts of Port-au-Prince. Through programs that enable and empower locals to lead societal change, such as Rayjon, there is hope that tomorrow’s Haiti can develop into a country that all citizens can enjoy and succeed in.
We learned about many of the challenges facing families in the developing world, and met people who are working to effect change in their communities. Rayjon has been working in Haiti for 32 years, as a partner in community development. Projects include:
ADULT LITERACY RURAL EDUCATION HEALTH CARE CAPACITY BUILDING
We were able to visit Rayjon project sites: a remote community school way up in the mountains, adult literacy classes, and a malnutrition centre in the urban city of Cap Haitian.
We are continuing to raise funds to support the amazing projects we visited. Your donation will have a lasting impact in the lives of so many!
Thank you to our many donors who helped make our trip a success, and who have generously supported Rayjon's projects.