AMERICA

Haiti

Haiti is a country rich in history and culture. Years of political instability and natural disasters have left Haiti as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. A massive earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck Haiti in 2010, 25 km west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Estimates are that over 300,000 people were killed, and some 1.5 million left homeless. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region in the last 200 years.

As a result, the country suffered a huge economic downturn, and many communities have yet to recover from its impact.

You have the opportunity to work with two world-respected, non-profit organizations – GOALS Haiti or the Haitian Initiative – as they work with kids to improve their quality of life and to empower them to be leaders in their communities.

Experience profile

Country
Haiti

NGO
The Haitian Initiative, GOALS Haiti

Group of Focus
Youth

Area of Focus
Health, education, and long-term leadership

Experience
The warm and rich local culture

Activities
Soccer with locals, walking tours of Cite Soleil, Olympic Training Center tour and much more

OUR PROGRAMS IN HAITI

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