HAITI

 

H.E.L.O. HAITI

LES CAYES

 

Founded in 2007, HELO started its orphanage in a rented house approximately 20 minutes outside of the city of  Les Cayes with ten children selected by Co-Founder/Haiti Director Jean Phares Beaucejour.  HELO is an acronym for Home Education Love Opportunity, which is what they strive to provide to orphaned and abandoned children in their care.  Homes are family units, housing 10-12 children with house-parents, a housekeeper and a cook.  Children receive three meals a day, a lot of love, medical care, and a quality education.  Opportunity, will come from the self esteem, self-confidence, values and education (scholastic and vocational) learned at HELO.

 

How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps

 

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation funded the furnishing of a computer classroom, which includes cabinets, computer desk tops, and chairs.  We also funded ten computers, a printer, antivirus software, monthly internet service, reading horizon software, and Microsoft Office. We continue to provide internet connectivity on an annual basis and pay the for the Teacher’s Salary. OSF will continue to provide ongoing financial support.

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L'ECOLE LA REDEMPTION

LEOGANE

 

La Redemption was founded in 1974 as a primary school. In the 2007-2008 academic year it began its extension into secondary education adding one grade up each year. For the first time in 40 years La Rédemption had 13 grades, offering its students the opportunity to complete their primary and secondary schooling. A project to create a computer room at La Rédemptionwas initiated in 2009. Unfortunately, the earthquake of January 2010 damaged the building and destroyed the equipment they had gathered. They are starting anew with this project to respond to a need in helping students acquire computer skills.

 

How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps

 

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation provided a computer center to serve over 600 children between the ages of 6 to 14 years who attend the school. We provided the resources and funds to furnish a computer center and also helped source 35 tablets for La Redemption. These resources contribute to the overall goal of improving the educational environment of street workers in La Redemption so that they have the skills and self-confidence to continue their studies and thereby break the cycle of poverty for future generations. OSF will also continue to provide ongoing financial support ensuring the kids of La Redemption a secure future.

 

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