Beneficiaries

8.850

Number of direct beneficiaries

circa2.850

Number of children involved

8

Number of persons employed

5

Number of Communities

circa16.075

Number of indirect beneficiaries

Objectives

  • General counseling of every child to reinforce their capacity and ability of academic improvement.
  • Screening of any kind of abuse on children that could affect with psychological aspects their ability to learn.
  • Find out all the important pathologies that can affect them and support them properly.
  • Prevent with long-term health assistance all kind of infectious diseases in our schools and communities.
  • Screening at an early time in our schools of any type of disabilities and diseases like: blindness or visual impairment, mental problems, deafness, sickle cell, epilepsy, malnutrition, asthma, and others.
  • Reduce all risks of long-term diseases and mental deficiencies.
  • Prevent at an early time the learning disabilities of our students.
  • Give better conditions of life to people in the field of education and health.

Project details

THE PARTNER

The St. Luc Foundation is a Haitian organization that offers education, medical care and dignity to more than 1milion people every year through its programs where more than 900 Haitians work. Father Rick Frechette, an American priest and doctor, has founded and directs this Institution working with a group of young Haitian leaders, who, together, have the will to lead their Country towards a new future in which every man can live out of that extreme poverty that takes dignity away. Born in 2001 the programs of Saint Luc provide:

  • Education and food for 10.000 students every year;
  • Medical care to more than  200.000 people every year;
  • work for over 1800 units of  permanent staff.

THE PROJECT

The project will cover all students from 2 to 24 years, divided by category of age and classes and will cover also the teachers and other people who work in ABF schools and in the communities. The program will give the opportunity to provide medical support to the health personnel who will work for ABF and treatment for free to the children in schools as well as to the Community. The program recommends the mobile clinic spending more days in the communities where there is no access to medical care. Every year the mobile clinic working in an area every three months. Each school with its community will benefit of 4 visits annually. The project includes also a seminary about health for prevention and care hygiene as well as a sexual education program for children, adolescents and adults from the Community.

ABF ACTIONS

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation supports in the project:

  • Equipe of 2 Doctors, 3 Nurses and 3 Helpers (auxiliary or workers from health area).
  • Individual screening for each patient.
  • Medications.
  • Medical equipments and consumables.
  • Training for personnel.
  • Seminaries and information materials.

THE CONTEXT

Health should be our great treasure, it must support us throughout life, and that is why we must always take care of our body and mind. As we all know, health is both mental and physical and they cooperate together. Good health describes a condition where body and mind work in the right way. Nevertheless, we need to take care of our body in order to let our mind stay strong. Illness, an inadequate diet, injuries, stress, lack of hygiene and an unhealthy lifestyle are the main reasons for poor health. We should always be enabled to do our best in every area of our life. In brief, health and wellness lead the overall quality of our life to drastically improve.

Childhood is a very important factor in the life of each one of us: good health at an early stage of life has a positive effect on children’s productivity. Being healthy is vital for the adequate growth and development of body and mind. Students should be able to have enough energy to spend the whole day at school and this is the main reason why ABF and St Luke started this project in their schools, a project that includes a health insurance program for students. This program is addressed to the poorest and most remote areas of the island of Haiti, where ABF operates and allows the involved communities to have free access to medical care, which is something not so common in those areas. Since the empowerment of people and communities is ABF’s mission, this project properly reflects its will by offering to everyone further opportunities to reach education, in a broad sense.

There have been no resolutions or disbursements for the project as a result of the political and social instability due to the ongoing political unrest in the country.

The sheet reports the results achieved.

BREAK THE BARRIERS Program

“Break the Barriers” combats poverty by supporting and promoting projects that provide assistance to citizens of developing countries and/or those in situations of poverty, illness, and with complex social issues that stunt or reduce their quality of life.

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