Education is a human right. Give the gift of knowledge.
50% of children in Haiti do not attend school. Due to natural disasters to political instability, educators are struggling to keep classrooms open. Since 1993 The Community Primary and Secondary school of Santo has provided education to more than 10000
Help us keep the school open
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
Who can volunteer?
Medical teams consist of doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, medical residents, laboratory personnel, and pharmacists. Medical students are welcome and encouraged, but would most likely fill a role of a non-medical volunteer. Specialties that would likely be of most use include: dentistry, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmologists/optometrists, internal medicine, family practice, and emergency medicine.
Volunteers are also needed in the areas of education, economics, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and general “good spirits” who are interested in establishing friendships and sharing cultural differences with the people of Haiti.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people who are willing to work hard, be flexible, have fun, and share their talents with the team and the people of the community we serve. In exchange, volunteers often enjoy some of the most rewarding and personally fulfilling weeks of their lives by serving an extremely resilient and gracious population.
In addition, all volunteers work on certain tasks such as unpacking and distribution of supplies, inventories, and occasionally construction projects or organization of the clinic.
Is it safe?
Traveling in Haiti, as in any foreign country, is not without risks. Political events in Haiti lead some to shy away from volunteerism in this beautiful yet challenged country. Although there is some intermittent upheaval that occurs in Port-Au-Prince, our project is based mostly in remote places surrounded with mountains, oceans, and peaceful communities.
What personal preparation will I need for a trip?
Haiti is an endemic for several tropical diseases, including typhoid, hepatitis A, and malaria. All medical volunteers going on mission trips are encouraged to visit their local travel medicine clinic for appropriate vaccinations.
If I go on a trip, will I have to speak Creole?
No. Translators are used for medical providers, although many longstanding volunteers have learned basic communication phrases that further enrich their experiences. Many of the Haitians with whom we work speak English and/or French as well.
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