Expansion of the Marbial Children’s Center

Please support us as we are building a childrens center to help Hatian children with their education

Geographically, the Republic of Haiti has 10 departments, 42 districts, 146 communes and 575 communal sections. These 575 communal sections includes the large district of Marbial. By the way, Marbial is a rural area located north of the town of Jacmel about 18 kilometers away. This area was once one of the main producing points in the Caribbean ; crossed by 3 rivers, including Fonds Melon, La Gosseline and Cochon-gras, this area is very often in a critical situation where it is completely cut off from the rest of the world, especially in rainy weather, which surely surprises you because in any serious country, these rivers could be useful to the community.

Unfortunately, this large district with a glorious past is right now in a situation of extreme poverty with the following characteristics:

In fact , it must be said that an organizational structure called Friends of Haiti-Canada built a community center in Marbial in 2015 in order to help this rich area but impoverished by the negligence of the Haitian state. This center has become over time the only weclome space in the area where children could come to study, eat and have fun. In 2019, with the support of the Renand Foundation, this center has become a real source of hope for the young people of this community by taking the following actions:

  • The peasants practice the felling of trees for the manufacture of charcoal, under the pretext that it is the only resourse to meet the needs of their family.
  • With an area of 172.5 square kilometers and a population of more than 30,000 people , Marbial has only one permanent public health center which is very poorly equipped and neglected by the Haitian State, which explains the premature death of some citizens, mostly pregnant women, crossing rivers to reach the city in search of health care.
  • Many children in this area do not go to school either because of the number of hours they have to walk daily to get there or because their parents are unable to pay the school fees.

Facing up with all these problems, the inhabitants of Marbial have become hopeless and even wonder about the future of this area.

In fact , it must be said that an organizational structure called Friends of Haiti-Canada built a community center in Marbial in 2015 in order to help this rich area but impoverished by the negligence of the Haitian state. This center has become over time the only weclome space in the area where children could come to study, eat and have fun. In 2019, with the support of the Renand Foundation, this center has become a real source of hope for the young people of this community by taking the following actions:

  • Implementation of a Lunch program where 120 children eat daily after school hours.
  • Creation of 8 jobs and the participation of about 10 parents as volunteers.
  • Implementation of an after school program where children can now come to study with
    the support of our tutors
  • Setting up an English and computer classes to help children prepare for their future
  • Creation of other extracurricular activities that can help children better integrate into society and contribute to its development

 

Project Justification

When the center was built in 2015, we had about half the number of children we have now, which explains why it is now too small to receive children on a daily basis and help them in accordance with established principles and in the respect for human dignity.

This is why , we, the local leaders of the renand foundation is humbly submitting this project to build a new center that will cost : 21 938.10 USD in order to continue to support the children of Marbial.

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