North America → Haiti
The Haitian Initiative
Using soccer to engage youth and develop their leadership potential
During your HAITI experience you will:
Thanks to your visit, Haitian Initiative will be able to achieve goals such as:
Depart for Haiti. Arrival at Airport, Transfer to accommodations. Welcome meeting with Supervisor. Light training session with own Coaches, or light pick up game. Guided Walk of neighborhood. Reflection of first day and activities.
Tour the National Museum of Haiti, known as Mupanah. Soccer training with The Haitian Initiative. Participate in English Language Classes with The Haitian Initiative.Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 1: Global Leadership and International Development.
Tour of Hospital Bernard Mevs. Visit Project Stitch program, with the opportunity to buy handmade bags. Guided Walk of Cite Soleil. Soccer training session with The Haitian Initiative and scrimmage. Participate in English Language Classes with The Haitian Initiative, and participate in food distribution.
Free time at the beach. Beach soccer. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 2: Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking.
Visit the iconic Le Negre Marron statue, located at the Champ de Mars in downtown Port-au Prince. Visit Olympic Training Center. Friendly soccer game at Olympic Training Center.
Visit the Boutillier Observatory in the mountains above Petion-Ville. Free time to souvenir shop. Friendly soccer game against a local team. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 3: Natural Disasters and Recovery.
Visit Saut D’eau; village of Ville Bonheur. Friendly soccer game against a local team. *Attend a professional or international match (*subject to additional cost and dependent upon availability).
Depart for airport.
A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.
Appropriate attire for service projects– students should be wearing Bermuda or basketball length shorts or pants. This is especially important to females. T-shirts should cover the chest and shoulders- nothing too low cut, and no undergarments should ever be showing.Appropriate attire for touring– students will be visiting temples and museums throughout their program. All students will be expected to have their shoulders and knees covered. Please be sure to bring at least one pair of lightweight capris and t-shirts that are modest (no v-neck/low cut tees).*Business casual outfit– a long sleeved collared shirt and lightweight trousers will work best for boys. A long skirt and appropriate shirt is ideal for girls.