From the year 2010 until October 2016, Haiti Now developed expertise in Haiti with the functioning of a community school. The main program was the Book Bank which started in 2010. Our programs sponsored or assisted the Book Bank recipients with Textbooks, Pedagogy, Literacy Intervention, Teachers’ Training, School Supplies, Tuition, Housing, Nutrition and Human Rights Advocacy. In partnership with other organizations, we facilitated Vaccinations and Health Care.
Our work has always been primarily with Restavek children, over the years we familiarized with all the difficulties they encounter in their personal lives and in the classroom, many of which arise from the abuse they endure.
We firmly believe in Human Rights Advocacy and have partnered with the Brigade De Protection Des Mineurs (BPM) and the Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR) for interventions on behalf of Restaveks.
On October 2016 we wound down programs and started to focus exclusively on building capacity and fundraising for an Accelerated Education School and a Safe House, both specifically for Restavek girls.