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Project information

Education for Haitian Children in Poverty

This project aims to provide an education for 10 children in Port au Prince who live in poverty.


Charity information: International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

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  • Need


    Vulnerable children need education to break the cycle of poverty that traps more than half of Haitians. Yet, many families simply can’t afford to send their children to school. Without even the most basic of schools, these children are often condemned to live a life of insecurity and poverty.


    Our project has identified 10 children in the local community who have been affected by generations of poverty. We’ve enrolled these kids in school and intend to support them through a full secondary school education. We also hope to enrol more children every year.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide an Education for Children Affected by Poverty


    » Enrol children in school
    » Provide all school supplies and extra tuition when needed

    What success will look like

    Haitian staff report monthly on children’s progress.

  • Impact


    By equipping these vulnerable children with the basic skills they need to find work and support themselves, this project will help the children break the cycle of poverty. Success will be demonstrated by the children’s ability support themselves and build a future free from poverty.


    There is a risk that children in the programme may not receive a quality education. The children need to not only be present in school, but be absorbing the information and performing well academically. To ensure that this is not the extra help for the children and two visits a month from Haitian staff who meet with the children’s teachers. The teachers provide student evaluations, and any child who is not performing well is scheduled for extra help.


    All IDV donors receive quarterly updates detailing our programme’s successes and challenges. Larger donors can also request special updates .

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,240

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,233 School Costs This includes school fees, uniforms, and school supplies
      £536 Administration This includes computing, internet, and monitoring and evaluation
      £471 UK Costs Including fundraising costs and UK staff costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Assorted donations £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    This project takes place in the community of Tabarre – a neighborhood on the out-skirts of Port au Prince which was heavily affected by the earthquake. More than half of the area’s residents live below the international poverty line of $2 a day.


    10 children will benefit from this project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    IDV was based in Port au Prince from June 2010 to December 2011. Our model of inclusive, community based disaster recovery gave us a great deal of time to work with survivors to understand their needs. One of the greatest concerns raised again and again was education for vulnerable children. So, we designed our scholarship programme to meet the needs of the most vulnerable members of the community – children living in poverty.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    IDV CEO Andy Chaggar

    As a survivor of the 2004 tsunami and a Master’s recipient, Andy has a unique understanding of disasters and the needs of survivors.

Help Zach stay in school!

Help Zach stay in school!


Pays for an entire year of school for one child