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  • Locations: Les Cayes, Haiti
  • Program Terms: Fall Break, Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Type: Faculty-led Internship/Service Learning: Service-Learning
Study Abroad Advisor: Erin Kunert
Program Description:

About Consolation Center Haiti

In 2008, founders Edouard Constant and his wife Djerline saw that there was an enormous need for assistance of young girls who had fallen victim to violence, child slavery (restavek), or to the loss of one or both parents. They started to rent out a small room and began caring for 5 small girls, but soon realized more needed to be done. Now Consolation Center Haiti is caring for 36 girls from ages 3-15 who come from all over the Southern Corridor of Haiti. CCH provides medical care, education, housing, meals, and clothing as well as hope that there is a better tomorrow. Not only does CCH have an impact on the girls, but also plays a large role in the surrounding community by holding workshops and clinics to educate them on important issues such as family planning, women against violence, nutrition and other training that may be necessary to improve their lives and empower the community. CCH would not be where it is today without the assistance from their United States partners. A big thanks to IHAF (International Humanitarian Aid Foundation), Bella Vitae Foundation, and Global Compassion Network. All have worked seamlessly to create a center for happiness, hope, and empowerment.

Housing

The group is staying in the guest house. Advisors and students stay there during their entire visit. This maximizes the students' time with the children. Numerous classes, activities, and sports will be played with the students/residents of the orphanage. Food is provided at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 6:00 PM daily in the guest house.

Program Contact Information

Program Leader: Professor Daniel Blood
Office: Gellersen Room 138
Phone: 219-464-6495
E-mail: daniel.blood@valpo.edu

 


This program is currently not accepting applications.