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What we do in Haiti

We work in four key areas: health, education, livelihood and child protection

1- Country Program (CP 1) : A good and healthy start to life

 Objective: Contribute to strengthening the capacities of Commune health authorities, healthcare providers, communities and parents to promote and provide essential care, protection and services for the healthy integral development and nutrition of children aged 0 – 5 years, including in emergency situations. 

Issues: Haiti continues to struggle with lack of essential services for health promotion, prevention and attention, and poor maternal and child health and nutrition indicators – as well as other indicators of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Key activities:  Access to potable water and basic sanitation facilities – awareness raising on survival  and development rights of children; promotion of quality, essential reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health care; early childhood development (ECD)—physical, social–emotional, and language–cognitive; support for periodic nutrition surveys.

2- Country Program : Quality primary education for all

Objective:  Contribute to strengthening the capacities of Commune education authorities and school communities to prom ote and provide accessible, quality primary school education to all children aged 6 – 14 years, including in emergency situations.

Issues: Barriers to access to quality education high rates of repetition, drop-out and low educational attainment; few schools have sufficient quality learning materials, adequate  sanitary installations, access to potable water or library; narrow participation of children, adolescents, parents and communities in the governance of schools and the educational services (at the local or national level).

Key activities:  teacher trainings for quality school governance, review and adjustment of schools curriculum; awareness-raising on violence in schools, including gender-based violence; construction of adequate, gender-sensitive potable water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools; support for the non-disruption of school activities during relief and recovery phases following an emergency, promotion for the rights of girls to stay in school.

3- Country Program : Life and livelihood skills and opportunities for adolescents and youth

Objective:  Contribute to increasing access of adolescents and youth, particularly women, to programmes, services and opportunities essential for their economic empowerment and their sexual and reproductive rights and health.

Issues: poor economic conditions of youth, early pregnancy, weak realization of sexual and reproductive health.

Issues: Haiti continues to struggle with lack of essential services for health promotion, prevention and attention, and poor maternal and child health and nutrition indicators – as well as other indicators of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Key activities:  Development of professional and financial skills, development of youth savings s and youth microcredit products; basic training for economic empowerment; provision of quality adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services.

 

4- Country Program:  Strengthened systems and governance for child protection

Objective: Contribute to strengthening participatory governance at the commune level of services and programs relevant to the protection of children’s rights; disaster preparedness and  protection of children in emergency situations; commune-level systems and mechanisms.

Issues: Violence, child trafficking, domestic and school violence; vulnerability; psychological and physical punishment, exclusion, discrimination.

Key activities:  Increase access to timely, affordable registration services for their children; implementation of commune-level systems and mechanisms for the special protection of children’s rights;  provision of quality attention to victims of violence, in both emergency and non-emergency situations; awareness raising on child participation,; birth registration,; mapping of vulnerability; resilience building and safe schools