Mission and Purpose
Our mission in Haiti is combating poverty through Education.
The answer to Haiti’s child labor epidemic can be found at fighting it at it source. At Risk Children has approached several communities where parents have been sending their children away into domestic servants “restavek”. By strengthening families and empower the community, the flow of domestic child labor will stop.
Soveyo Village House “Project of Hope” with a Community-Based Child Protection Committees, working hands in hands with the Institute of Bien Etre Social et de Recherches “IBESR”. This community approach is based on the premise that building community consensus against restavèk can prevent and reverse the flow of children into child labor, and to take preventive action with their neighbors, support the return and reintegration of these children.
Opening education program to allow overage students to complete the standard six-year primary school curriculum in three years, while teaching them a skills, and livelihoods interventions that integrate food and household security components to match the community’s will to protect children while keeping them at home.
For the last 15 years At Risk Children has been providing critical assistance to children and families struggling in poverty through many programs aimed at improving their lives, strengthening families through community empowerment, and at escaping poverty through education.