Project information

Maison de Benediction

Maison de Benediction is a center to help disabled children. This is part of the Haiti Hospital Appeal - www.haitihospitalappeal.org
http://haitihospitalappeal.org/childrens-home

March 2009 - December 2016

Charity information: Haiti Hospital Appeal

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  • Need

    Need

    In Haiti 1 in 10 people are disabled, and those with special needs are often treated appallingly. Discrimination against disabled children is common, with many children with physical or mental disabilities permanently left at home and denied the right to integrate into mainstream life. Due to a severe lack of education in the area of disability, many families simply don’t know what’s wrong with their child or how to care for them, sadly resulting in many being abandoned.

    Solution

    Maison de Benediction is a respite centre for children with physical and mental special needs founded in 2009. It supports over 50 families each week, offering them and their children the love and care they require. We provide health care, physiotherapy, food, music, crafts, sports and other related activities to enhance the children’s standards of life.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To train and educate families about disabled children

    Activities

    » Through training, supporting, educating and modelling good practice.

    Success will be when families are educated about their children and know how to care for them properly.


    Aim 2

    To help support families by offering respite care to families.

    Activities

    » We provide respite care for families for their disabled child so families can rest, work and spend time with their other children.
    » We provide a basic education for the children, with a designated teacher to support them,
    » We have a nurse who provides care and support for the children.

    Success will be when all families feel supported by having the right amount of support that they need.


    Aim 3

    To support families in a rural community- La Victoire support families of disabled children.

    Activities

    » Opened up a day centre for disabled children to come and learn. play and feel included.
    » To work with families to support them and educate them in looking after their children.

    Success will be when all families in the local area can access care and support.


    Aim 4

    To offer rehabilitation for children- working alongside the Haiti Hospital Appeal rehab centre.

    Activities

    » Training of a physiotherapy assistant to provide physiotherapy to children.

    Success will be when all children who need support can access rehabilitaion.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The hope is to bring long term attitude changes towards disabled children and their families. We regularly monitor and evaluate families attitudes and needs to make sure our project is appropriate.
    We will demonstrate success by monitoring of attitudes and awareness.

    Risk

    Natural disaster - earthquakes/ flooding/ epidimics of cholera can affect the project. We have had all buildings checked for protection. All staff have been trained in basic first aid and emergency procedures.

    Reporting

    We report through our website www.haitihospitalappeal.org.
    By subscribing to our news letters http://haitihospitalappeal.org/contact/
    By accessing our blog about day to day life in the children's home www.haitihospitalappeal.org/blog
    Through accessing our annual report in charity commison

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £32,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £27,000 Running Maison de Benediction To run, staff and equip respite centre
      £5,000 Running La Victoire - outreach Outreach centre for disabled chidlren

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Jubilee Action £19,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Our project is part of the Haiti Hospital Appeal www.haithospitalappeal.org
    We work in the North of Haiti, in the second largest city called Cap-haitien.

    Beneficiaries

    Disabled children and their families. This will then impact on to their communities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have worked in North Haiti for the past 5 years. The project was founded out of seeing a need and seeing the appaulling conditions disabled children were living. We work in training the staff and communities. The project is Haitian led for the Haitian people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Pastor Sadock - Manager Of Maison De Benediction

    Pastor Sadock manges the project. He is a brilliant manager who loves the children and families. He passionatly puts this into practise everyday.

    Pastor Jethro Souffrance

    Pastor Jethro manages the outreach centre in La Victoire.

    Reninca Hill - UK Director Of Maison De Benediction

    Reninca is a trustee for the Haiti Hospital Appeal and Director of child and disability work for the Haiti Hospital Appeal

Cherish a child

£100

Care of a child with foster family.

Parent Maison de Benediction

Without this project my child would be dead