When you sponsor a child through New Life for Haiti, they will receive:
The opportunity to go to school and learn!
Meals of beans, rice, and fish
Shoes (2 pair annually)
School Uniform (all children wear uniforms to school in Haiti)
Medical help for any serious illness or injury
In addition to all of this, you get the opportunity to build a relationship with your child. Twice a year you will receive a letter form to write a letter to your child-- your letter will be translated into Kreyol and hand carried to the villages where we work, and then your child will write back to you. You can also send photos of your family, and any gifts that can fit in a regular business-size envelope. If you come on one of our Haiti trips, you can meet your child, and bring them larger gifts in person. Visit the Child Sponsorship tab to sponsor a child today.
With the help of many donors, we've built 6 schools over the past 10 years. Each of these schools has enabled more children to attend school. Our latest school (The School of Hope), which finished in September of 2016, serves as a model school, re-imagining education in rural Haiti using interactive teaching techniques never used before in these small rural schools. Phase 2 of the School of Hope will be built in the summer of 2017, giving even more children in rural Haiti a chance at a totally new kind of education.
The people who live in the valley and mountains where we work have access to virtually no medical care. In 2011 Neil Schori, a friend of New Life for Haiti, was so touched by an 8 year old boy who came for help, but who was sent home to die, that he became determined to see us begin a medical mission. This led to the birth of an annual Medical Team, who do a one-week clinic operated out of a church building in one of the main villages. The team treats many ailments, from diabetes to high blood pressure, skin disorders, asthma, and also performs many surgeries each year. Hundreds of people receive medical care they would otherwise never be able to get.
Each year's clinic leaves us with many patients who need more advanced surgeries, so we are always working to find out whether a particular surgery can be done somewhere in Haiti, or whether the child will need to come to the U.S. for medical treatment. New Life for Haiti volunteers raise money and do whatever is necessary to provide for this medical follow up.
We have been giving away reading glasses to those who need them, but are currently making plans to do eye exams and provide prescription glasses to those who need them. We are also looking for one or more dentists who would be interested in joining the team each year.