Friday 30 June 2017
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Haiti: Hands On | Providing Quality Education in Rural Haiti

Haiti: Hands On (est. 2012) is a student-run non-profit organisation started by UAE high schoolers aimed at sustainable youth-empowered and community-led development projects in Haiti.

Currently working in the Terre Froide community in Fonds-Verrettes Haiti, we have been focused on the construction, development and maintenance of a community-owned primary school, Terre Froide Community School, in light of our strong belief in the essentiality of quality education to achieve personal and regional development.

Lamia Makkar cofounded Haiti: Hands On in 2012, at 13-years old, to provide quality, all-inclusive education in rural Haiti. Today, she continues her work in Haiti as the CEO of Haiti: Hands On, having now successfully launched their first community-led school in rural Haiti, and works as an international speaker and development project consultant.

The following break down may help contextualise the impact of your contributions to the Terre Froide Community School -

$10 | Activist

  • Contribute to painting the school’s walls

$30 | Supporter 

  • Buy one desk/bench for two students (60 needed total!)

$100 | Community Builder

  • Pay for one month of food for all students

$150 | Change Maker

  • Finance a teacher’s salary for one month
  • You will be included in our weekly recognition of donors on our Facebook page

$500 | Game Changer

  • Significant contribution to latrine construction
  • An honourable mention for your contribution will be included in our quarterly newsletter, as well as being recognised on our Facebook page

For more information, please visit HAITI Campaign page:

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