Human Service Organizations,
Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion
Mission: The foundation for peace is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization dedicated to education in the united states and to working hand in hand with people in materially impoverished areas of the dominican republic, haiti, and kenya to provide educational support, healthcare access, economic opportunity and hope. We work together as long-term partners in solidarity to enable personal success and community achievement. We believe this will result in sustainable and successful initiatives that relieve the effects of poverty, encourage personal growth, and overcome injustice.
Programs: Mission trip programsobjective: our mission teams, which totaled over 1,000 volunteers in 2016, strived to put in action our mission statement - working hand in hand with people in materially impoverished areas to provide educational support, healthcare access, economic opportunity and hope. These teams participate in multi-faceted programs that include a construction project, medical care and education programs as outlined below. Accomplishments:haiti:we continued working with people in the ganthier province. More than 300 people worked hand in hand in haiti last year. Together we accomplished the following:-brought hope to thousands of people, by strengthening existing relationships and building new ones-continued the construction of a second story on our language school which had an enrollment of about 300 students who were learning english and spanish-continued the construction of a primary school in kwa kok-provided education programs to more than 2,000 people-provided medical care for more than 1,500 people-built an aquaponic garden at the hope house orphanage-provided meals in remote villages for 250 or more people on five occasions-shipped about 20 tons of supplies from the us for schools and churcheskenya:a team of 37 people continued working hand in hand with our kenyan partners in ngong hills and the mathare north slum. Together we accomplished the following:-brought hope to hundreds of people, by strengthening existing relationships and building new ones-conducted an all-day teacher training program and an all-day conference for women's and men's groups in mathare north-completed the construction of the roof on the community center in the mathare north slum-presented education programs for 500 children-provided medical care & food for 750 people in the mathare north slum-provided training and encouragement for 20 hiv/aids care givers-visited and cared for 30 families with hiv/aids in nairobi slumsdominican republic:the bulk of our volunteers (700) worked here. Together we accomplished the following:-brought hope to tens of thousands of people, by strengthening existing relationships and building new ones-continued or began new construction of churches (5), schools (2), medical clinics (2), housing (2), water projects (1), and community center (1)-continued work at casa de luz, a home for physically and mentally handicapped children-provided medical care for more than 20,000 people-provided health education to thousands in rural communities through the work of hundreds of volunteer nurses-presented education programs for thousands of children-shipped over 20 tons of supplies from the us for schools, medical clinics and other projects
education programsobjective: to provide educational programs that surpass government standards in areas where there is little or no educational opportunity. This is accomplished in several ways: 1) partnerships with communities to build schools, 2) student sponsorship programs that fund tuition for teacher salaries, as well as other necessities and 3) operation of two schools, one in the dominican republic (ensanche quisqueya) and one in haiti (ganthier). Accomplishments: the language school in ganthier, haiti that serves about 300 students by teaching english and spanish. The second floor that will house a vocational school is nearly complete. We continued to support 10 schools in the dominican republic, kenya and haiti with supplies and financial assistance through the container shipments and sponsorship programs.
water purification programsobjective: provide an affordable source of clean water for people in areas where it was otherwise not available, as well as create jobs and a source of funds for community improvement projects. Through surveys we have confirmed that the provision of clean water with concurrent educational promotion about the importance of clean water dramatically decreases the incidence and prevalence of infection. Accomplishments: we continue to support the government certification process and operation of clean water systems in the dominican republic. In haiti we expanded the purified water delivery service in the ganthier province.