Even before the earthquake of January 12, 2010, the children of Haiti were tremendously vulnerable to violence, exploitation, trafficking and abandonment. Those threats have only increased in subsequent years. With more than 46 percent of the country’s population under the age of 18, Haiti’s children are in crisis.
According to UNICEF, approximately 50,000 children are living in 600 orphanages, 225,000 children are living in domestic slavery, and another 250,000 have become orphaned and/or extremely vulnerable since the devastating earthquake in 2010.
Worldwide Orphans Foundation works in Haiti to provide psycho-social support, enrichment, and education to orphaned and vulnerable children, youth, and mothers at risk of abandoning their babies.
Our programs in Haiti
Camp of Stars (Kan Etwal) - a residential camp for HIV+ children
Global Arts - bringing movement and music to orphaned and vulnerable children
One-to-One Program - recruiting underemployed youth to work one-to-one with orphaned children
Toy Libraries - a resource for orphans and the community to enhance child development through guided play