Impact Update – Summer 2022
Children’s Academy summer marked by celebrations & good work despite insecurity
July was full of celebrations at the Children’s Academy: 34 preschoolers graduated to elementary & 30 sixth graders graduated to middle school, and 195 adults completed the six month Community Change group training on children’s rights and ending violence against women and girls. Immediately after summer camp activities began.
Partner Schools push forward, make progress during tough year
The number of students educated in our network of six Partner Schools rose to over 1150 last year. While there were inevitable closures due to political unrest, for the most part the Partner Schools stayed open, holding graduations in July (e.g. IMN, Henri Christophe). Currently, the schools are preparing to open again on October 3rd.
Community comes together at Children’s Academy to prep for new school year
There’s lots to do to prepare for the new school year. Three provisional preK classrooms, new classroom furniture, signage and decorations were all made. While we’re happy so much got done, we’re even happier with how it got done. Parents & staff, students & others, all shared responsibility and worked together for the mutual benefit of everyone.
New updates to the “Stories of Change” webpage
Thanks to the great work of the “Our Stories Team” – a small group of young staff and others at The Children’s Academy who seek out opportunities to tell the stories of their community – we’ve added a number of compelling new pieces on the Stories of Change webpage. Check out the new stories here.
Character.org recognizes Home Gardens Project as “Promising Practice”
We are excited to share that for the fourth year running Haiti Partners has been named a “Promising Practice” recipient by Character.org. This year it was for the Home Gardens/Konbit Jaden Lakay project at the Children’s Academy which helps families of students and staff build and sustain their own permaculture home gardens in order to fend off food insecurity. Learn more here.
Haiti Partners earns 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar/Candid
Platinum is Guidestar/Candid’s highest level of recognition and puts Haiti Partners in their top 5% of non-profit organizations working in education and community development in Haiti. Learn more here.
Haiti Partners & Children’s Academy make the 2022 WorldBlu List of Most Freedom-Centered Cultures
Both Haiti Partners and the Children’s Academy made The WorldBlu List of Freedom-Centered Cultures again this year. WorldBlu is a global academy and community of leaders and organizations committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace. Learn more here.