Mission: Mission the mission of the colorado haiti project is to work in partnership with rural haitian communities to support their rise out of extreme poverty. Activities include: clean water project, community health initiative, st. Paul's school and scholarships, and vocational programs.
Programs: Konbit student sponsorship program - chp started the konbit education program in 1996 to provide education, meals, and health care to the children of the petit trou de nippes communities. Donations provide children with school books and supplies, school uniforms and tuition. Chp funds this program above and beyond donations restricted for this purpose. In 2012-2013, approximately 700 children attended st. Paul's in grades pre-k through 10th grade. Support of the st. Paul's school operations has been one of the colorado haiti project's primary fund raising goals since the school's founding in 1996, most notably through our "konbit" sponsorship program, with sponsors throughout colorado and the us.
vocational training center - a training center was built with three bishops' fund capital campaign funds, and two programs began in september 2006, leading to a two year certificate in professional tailoring and cooking/catering. After a two year hiatus following the 2010 earthquake, the vocational programs at st. Paul's were reinstated in december 2011. Since that time the head teacher has received her accreditation and we are working to develop a full three year program, while sending promising students in other fields on scholarship. In 2012 land was purchased to build a separate vocational building and plans are in development to expand beyond a sewing program.
community health initiative in 2013, in an unprecedented collaboration with the haitian ministry of health and other regional partners, the colorado haiti project launched a health program that has already changed lives in petit trou de nippes. This program makes it possible for us to succeed in our other program areas. A sick or malnourished child can't concentrate or learn in school; and a sick or malnourished adult can't support a family, maintain a well, tend crops, or use the vocational skills offered by our training program. The program uses our model of transformational development and includes: recruiting and training a network of volunteer and paid health-care workers; strengthening the school health program and expanding into the larger community; and improving an existing medical clinic by providing regular staffing, and essential medical supplies and facility improvements.
maintenance of water wells, mission trips, capital projects