Chalice has been serving children in Haiti since 1999 in three sites in both urban and rural communities. We have been able to see the long-term impacts of our decades of work, as well as provide immediate disaster relief in the wake of the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
For families who cannot afford private education for their children, access to quality education is nearly impossible. Public schools are under-resourced, and some parents are mistrustful of the role of education for their children. In the communities where Chalice works, there is a severe lack of adequate housing. Rates of food insecurity are high and malnutrition is endemic among the children. Parents struggle with high rates of unemployment.
Through the support of sponsors and donors, Chalice and our local partners focus on:
- Education – Ensuring each child completes their education until high school graduation, at a minimum. We assist families to afford schools fees, books, uniforms and other necessary materials, and work to instruct parents on the importance of education.
- Nutrition – Our partners ensure children have balanced, nutrient –rich diets by implementing school feeding programs through the support of the Chalice Children Nutrition Program.
- Livelihood - providing opportunities for parents to find work or begin their own income-generating projects.
*(1) -World Bank - Improving Access to Education for the Poor in Haiti (worldbank.org)
*(2) -UNICEF - Haiti (HTI) - Demographics, Health & Infant Mortality - UNICEF DATA
*(3) - World Bank - Haiti Overview (worldbank.org)