Haiti

Population:10 millionLiteracy Rate:49%Religion: Roman Catholic (80%)

In Haiti, early relief efforts focused on preventing an outbreak of disease.Today, Salesian Missions is committed to preventing the spread of cholera. Salesians and volunteers have distributed water purification tablets for treating water. Children who take part in feeding programs are learning personal hygiene. The message of preventive measures is also being spread through repeated explanations of the importance of hygiene via broadcasts on Radio Soleil, the radio station of the Catholic church in Haiti.Efforts are also focused on the long-term health of Haiti’s people. The School of Nursing at Fort Liberte, a Salesian Missions training facility, is one of the few schools for nurses remaining in the country.

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Protect Youth from Disease

In Haiti, early relief efforts focused on preventing an outbreak of disease. Today, Salesian Missions is committed to preventing the spread of cholera. Salesians and volunteers have distributed water purification tablets for treating water. Children who take part in feeding programs are learning personal hygiene. The message of preventive measures is also being spread through repeated explanations of the importance of hygiene via broadcasts on Radio Soleil, the radio station of the Catholic church in Haiti. Efforts are also focused on the long-term health of Haiti’s people. The School of Nursing at Fort Liberte, a Salesian Missions training facility, is one of the few schools for nurses remaining in the country.


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Build Schools

In Haiti, education is a sign of progress for the future.

More than 23,000 students and 1,200 teachers have returned to classes in 10 Salesian Mission locations. At many schools, youth are back in classes in prefabricated buildings and happy to see the construction that is taking place around them for permanent buildings.

Signs of progress in building schools include:

Salesian Missions is fully committed to rebuilding its educational infrastructure, which has served NOT ONLY BUT ALSO The best and brightest were targeted, given the best education, then trained to be teachers in our schools and then hired to teach in our schools in Haiti since 1935. Salesian Sisters in Haiti from 1935, Salesian Priests and Brothers from 1936. Both groups were invited in by the Haitian Government to educate the young of Haiti: those most vulnerable and poor and those most gifted. They have aided the advanced of Haiti’s future leaders since 1935

  • Students and teachers of the “Little Schools” are installing prefabricated buildings for themselves and other students.
  • New nursing and agriculture school projects are moving forward.
  • Construction continues for primary schools and high schools.
  • To date, approximately $2.5 million in funds have been spent by Salesian Missions on relief efforts for the Haitian people, along with additional in-kind donations.

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