Bringing Hope & Relief to Haiti
Art of Living Foundations sister organization, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) has planned a mission to Haiti to address the challenges of the post-acute phase of the Haitian earthquake disaster.
Mission Objective:Create Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps, a body of 50 Haitian young adults committed to serving their country for 2 years, following a 6-month training period. The Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps will deliver programs for trauma relief, food and water security, and community redevelopment.
Being born and raised in Port-au-Prince, I am devastated by what has happened to my people, my friends and family. My country is suffering. I want to jump on a plane right now to help. I need help to make a real difference.” – Dr. RoseMarie Toussaint, surgeon and Art of Living teacher.
This mission builds upon two years of existing work in Haiti, in which IAHV has provided youth leadership, sustainable agriculture, and entrepreneurship training, impacting 350 young adults from 5 regions of Haiti: Cap Haitien, Mirebalais, Hinche, Carrefour and Les Cayes.
After the immediate emergency of the Haitian 2010 Earthquake passes, Haitian citizens and aid workers will begin suffering the emotional, physiological and psychological effects of overwhelming stress and trauma. Many months of food and water insecurity, poor sanitation, and extended displacement from homes and communities will exacerbate and prolong this stress. It is critical that we introduce a new disaster relief model that equips the Haitian people both to address their own psychological challenges, and to regain as much self- sufficiency and material security as possible.
Support the Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps. Support a new life for Haiti.
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