Presentation on theme: "Hope, Life and Solidarity Update on Haiti February 13 – 17, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Hope, Life and Solidarity Update on Haiti February 13 – 17, 2010
House of Hope Ecumenical Committee for Peace and Justice (COPJ) House of Hope is a program that benefits children laboring as domestic servants, assists young moms, single girls, and a few elderly women who have been abandoned by providing them with a safe place where they can learn social skills such as conflict resolution and a professional trade.
CONASPEH The National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti Interdenominational Council of Churches 6,700 local congregations Founded in 1986 1.5 million members Our vision is to eliminate the racial, state and religious exclusion of which member churches have been victims, and to promote religious, economic, social, moral and intellectual development in the country.
CONASPEH Logo The symbol of CONASPEH, an inverted tree, represents the organizations philosophy, its source and jurisdiction: the mandate comes from God and it is on earth that one is called to work and to help the poor to obtain the fruits of heaven.
Co-Pastors of Bethany Evangelical Church Patrick Villier President of CONASPEH Francoise Villier CONASPEH Board
CONASPEH Board Exautus Daniel Berne Apolon Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Delmas 34
CONASPEH Emergency Response Emergency Response: Distribution of food (rice, beans, oil & milk), clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items and cots/mattresses and shelter. Emergency Response will also include trauma counseling and training for those who are accompanying the victims. Jerri Handy will lead a group of 3 people to Haiti on March 23 rd for a pastoral pilgrimage.
2 Container of Supplies Received from Puerto Rico 3,000 people received supplies from those 2 containers. Distribution of supplies was made by CONASPEHs Regional Coordinators
CONASPEH Reconstruction Stage Emphasis is placed on the following: schools, health clinics, the nursing school, the seminary and other services that are offered by the local churches. Building new homes, churches and facilities or repairing the existing ones. CONASPEH will launch a Mutual Support Program (Yon Ede Lot) for churches providing loans for church repairs, that can be repaid within 1 to 3 years. Local community workers will be hired to complete the construction projects.
CONASPEH Reconstruction Stage Reconstruction of the Central Offices of CONASPEH On Feb. 15, they began cleaning away the debris They plan to repair the wall around CONASPEH Bathrooms on ground floor and the water well can be salvaged Containers will be used as temporary offices CONASPEH has created a Master Plan for the use of the land (8787 sq. meters) Classroom Tents will be placed on the land for the schools Master Plan includes offices, schools (elementary, high school, vocational), clinics and labs, the seminary, computer labs, a meeting hall and a guest house