J/P HRO’s beneficiaries can send their kids to the accredited in-camp school, ‘Ecole de L’Espoir’ (‘School of Hope’), which recently added an afternoon session, doubling the number of children served to around 550 children. J/P HRO also has designed and is implementing a program for youth who have not finished their primary education to give them the foundation they need to continue their education beyond the primary level. J/P HRO runs one community center in camp, but the center of community programs has moved to the recently opened the Delmas 32 “Community House”. All programs aim to enrich and empower residents and include everything from educational programs like English as a Second Language classes, adult literacy, family planning, disaster preparedness and public health to recreational programs such as chess club, karate club, dance club and art classes designed to provide psychosocial support. These programs are supported by a volunteer youth group, “The Dream Team” consisting of more than 40 young residents of camp.
The J/P HRO Livelihoods Program provides capacity building to create the opportunity for self-sufficiency in life after camp. Opportunities include small business training, critical skills vocational training, connecting entrepreneurs to micro financing partners as well as forming partnerships with businesses in Port-au-Prince opening the door to additional employment possibilities. The Program also supports the PVC camps craft cooperative ‘Hands Together’, with business advice, design mentoring as well as product promotion.
• 500 students are receiving free quality
• 400-500 participants attending sessions in J/P HRO's community centers every week
• More than 100 volunteer trainers offering classes at the Community House on a weekly basis
• 15-20 unique participants attending Livelihoods vocational trainings each week
• 50 artisans being supported in the development of their cooperative
J/P HRO’s mission to “Help Haiti Home” requires a great deal of effort and coordination to ensure that each step of the process is managed efficiently and sustainably. We are working to help communities rebuild and return to strong neighborhoods complete with public services and personal support. Together our programs provide comprehensive assistance throughout the process from camp life to independent living back home.