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Review for Center of Hope Haiti Inc, Stamford, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud and humbled to be a part of an organization that, in just a few short years, has brought so much hope and promise to children in Hinche, Haiti, and also to adults in the community. The school provides the children with educational opportunities that are rarely available in Haiti. The classrooms are bright and inviting. Our teachers are highly motivated to provide the children with a western style education. Now we have orphans on the site, and already they know they are loved. COHH employs many local citizens, thereby providing them with an income that they might not otherwise have. COHH truly makes a difference.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Center of Hope Haiti Inc, Stamford, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. is truly a center of hope for children in HInche, Haiti. For years, I had volunteered here at home doing administrative tasks to further the mission of COHH. Finally I went to Haiti. As we traveled on the poorly maintained roads, we passed thousands of adults, children, and animals walking along the way. I have no idea where they were going. There didn't seem to be anything at all worth visiting. Dirt was on everything and everyone. We passed murky rivers in which people were bathing or washing clothes. Women carried jugs of water and other supplies on their heads. After several hours, the journey ended and we drove up to COHH. It was like a blessed oasis, and I immediately realized it for what it truly is -- a center of hope. The buildings were clean and beautiful. The lights, which were the first I'd seen since nightfall, were on, and the staff was welcoming. This is exactly what the children at our school are now experiencing. Every school day, 15 children make their way up the road to our school for a day of loving care and instruction. They enter clean, well maintained buildings where they are welcomed by our exceptional teacher. She has been trained to teach an American style curriculum, and she and the children have a longer school day than the average Haitian school. The children receive a nourishing snack and a healthy lunch that is often their only meal of the day. They have clean water and proper bathroom facilities. We have been and continue to be highly selective as to the caliber of adults who will be caregivers for our children, and that is one reason that progress is slow. We are hopeful that we will soon have a full time administrator on site who can provide 24 hour care for orphans. We want to educate and house these children and prepare them to be the leaders of their community. I am confident we will succeed and am grateful for all who have and continue to support our efforts. I am proud to be associated with outstanding people who will settle for nothing but the best for others, especially for children in HInche.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member