Hand In Hand with Haiti 2019
February 13, 2019 - March 6, 2019
All EMAS Haiti Team members need to be able to function independently in French.
The EMAS Haiti project, called Hand in Hand with Haiti, is a partnership between EMAS Canada and the El Shaddai Church community in Port-au-Prince. This healthcare teaching team will spend three weeks in Haiti.
Hand in Hand with Haiti has four major areas of focus:
- A Preschool, Primary and Junior High program that offers its students and staff a cooked meal every school day
- An annual teaching team (including students), providing primary healthcare and dental services since 2004
- An earthquake and hurricane resistant construction project, in partnership with Engineering Ministries International (eMi), which includes a large gathering space, two school buildings, kitchen, guesthouse, water, sanitation and healthcare clinic. We were there to celebrate the opening of the new building in 2016.
- Public engagement events here in Canada, which focus on raising both awareness and funds.
By working ‘hand in hand’ with the El Shaddai Church community, this project provides a beacon of hope, that points to a better future for this Haitian neighbourhood.
Contact Krista Waring, one of the three Team Leaders for this mission, by email.
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