2015 Quarter 2 Report

education

Education

1,775+ students had access to quality education this quarter!

spiritualdevelopment

Spiritual Development

Approx. 2,400+ children received physical, emotional and spiritual care in the context of the Gospel of Christ and the local church this quarter.

In May, several pastors from Imago Dei Church – Raleigh, in partnership with Help One Now, travelled to Kenscoff, a town in the mountains above Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 25 Haitian pastors and young leaders attended the second theological training seminar, which are part of a two-year-long seminary program that IDC is facilitating through Help One Now local leader Jean Alix Paul.

jobcreation

Job Creation

114 local, indigenous jobs sustained this quarter, including 43 full-time teachers!

healthcare

Healthcare

Meals

1,400+ individuals served.

14,500+ meals served each week.

182,500 meals served this quarter!

Clean Water

700+ individuals received regular access to clean water this quarter!

Medical Care

620+ individuals had access to medical care this quarter!

Haiti – Drouin, Spirit of Truth School

An orphan prevention initiative focused on education, proper nutrition, and family empowerment with a goal of alleviating the pressure of poverty, keeping families together, and building stability and opportunity for the future.

General Overview

The Spirit of Truth school in Drouin acts as a community hub, where children can come to both receive an education and a hot meal every day. This empowers families and prevents parents from feeling the need to give up their children in hopes that they (the children) receive better care. The school is thriving, and Help One Now local leader Jean Alix Paul is working to create other sustainable solutions for the local families.

Impact Story

Drouin faced quite a challenge over the last few months due to the weather. All of Haiti has been in severe drought since the beginning of the year, since the usual 3 months of rainy season only produced a few days. Many communities have been left without clean drinking water or a means to irrigate their crops. The drought hit Drouin especially hard because of its remote location and reliance on farming. There has never been a time when the feeding program has been such a blessing as now, as for many families, this may be the only meal most children are getting every day. It has ensured the health and safety of the community as they endure this time of hardship.

Sponsorship Update

95 total children in community
124/190 sponsorships filled
66 sponsorships available
Impact Data

1,860 meals per week
22,320 meals served this quarter
372 students served; 30 staff served

 

Education

300 students currently enrolled in morning K-5 school
72 students currently enrolled in afternoon grade 6 school

 

Needs/Priorities:

Playground for Spirit of Truth School
Construction of community preschool
Solar power for Spirit of Truth School

HAITI – Aclaprotech Academy

An education and community development initiative in Port-au-Prince, providing quality education for up to 160 students. It is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

ACLAPROTECH (The Academy for Classical, Professional and Technical Studies), under the leadership of Help One Now local leader Jean St Cyr, is continuing to grow and thrive. Enrollment and tuition continues to grow as the school seeks to one day become self-sustainable, while still being able to provide scholarships for those in need. Now that the primary education piece is in place, Pastor St Cyr is looking to broaden his reach by investing in Delmas, his local community. He is working hard on plans to provide an adult technical school, secondary school, and a clean water system for the community.

Impact Story

The work of Pastor St. Cyr in Delmas has had an incredible effect on the community around him. The school is thriving; it has grown to be one of the highest quality schools in the area. Pastor St. Cyr has been able to reach even further than just education to begin helping the families of the students. Through different training opportunities, jobs have been created in his church, his businesses, and in other areas of the community. Over a dozen families of children at the school now make enough of an income to pay the full tuition for their students, rather than receive the scholarships offered. This not only frees up space for more families in need to come to the school, but it also helps further the self-sustainability the school hopes to one day achieve.

Education
65 students currently enrolled
58% of families paying full tuition
Job Creation
7 full-time teachers and staff members
Project Updates
The percentage of families paying tuition increased from 28% to 58%. The goal for next year is to reach 70% while increasing enrollment Full certification is held for upcoming school year, which means that the school is now an an accredited institution
Needs/Priorities

Creation of a clean water system for the community. This will meet an immediate need in the community and serve as a source of revenue as well
Building a technical/trade school
Starting a upper level/secondary school

HAITI – Ferrier Village

An anti-trafficking initiative in the border town of Ferrier in northeast Haiti where children are restored to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It is a refuge for orphaned children who have been rescued from traffickers, or are at a high risk of being trafficked.

General Overview

Ferrier Village is thriving. There are 36 children running around with smiles on their faces despite the fact that many of them were living lives bound by the grips of slavery just one year ago. The House Moms work tirelessly every day to ensure that each child is given the utmost care and love. The children feel safe and have a deep sense of belonging. Enough time has passed under the leadership of Jean-Alix Paul and Rosena Joseph to really see the long-term effects of that daily care. The looks on the children’s faces have changed from fear and uncertainty to hope and joy. Soon, there will be 3 new homes that will house 15 more rescued children. There will be a new pre-school and community garden that will serve to bring about lasting change for the community of Ferrier.

Impact Story

Many of the children at Ferrier Village were either rescued or found after they had been abandoned near the Domincan border, and often they don’t have an identity of their own. One boy, Milostene Joseph, was found when he was only a few months old. For a long time, he was very closed off to others, especially adults. He rarely smiled, spending most of the day either sleeping or crying. But, because of the love and care that the house mothers give to him every day, Milostene has come alive. He is interacting with the other children, and now he is running through the Village with a smile from ear to ear. It is amazing to see the long-term effects of the work being done in Ferrier; hope, love, and life is being restored.

Sponsorship Update

36 total children
128/180 sponsorships filled
52 available sponsorships

Healthcare/Nutrition

Meals
966 meals served each week (36 children and 10 staff)
11,592 meals served this quarter
Clean Water
36 children and 10 staff receiving clean water
Medical Care
36 children receiving medical care as needed
Education
36 Children currently enrolled in school
Preschool will open in Quarter 3!
Job Creation
2 Directors, 7 house moms, 1 cook employed full-time.
1 Substitute house mom, 1 cook employed part-time.
Construction of a wall for community garden, which will allow up to 30 families to grow and sell produce.
Completed construction of final 3 homes. This and the garden wall construction created 12 contract labor jobs for 5 months.
Project Updates
Completed construction of community garden and final 3 homes, which will allow us to rescue 15 more children!
Began construction of wall for community garden.
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Construction of a deeper well for better access to clean water for community, and irrigation for the community garden (FUNDED!)
Solar power for school and village
Renovations and additions to Primary School

HAITI – Pestel Village

A community development initiative in the mountains of Haiti’s southern peninsula. Pestel Village serves as a home for orphaned and vulnerable children. It will also serve as a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

Pestel Village is situated high in the mountains and is cut off from access to many daily needs. Many residents were once coffee and fruit farmers, but the dropout of the international market has left them without jobs for many years. The goal of our work in Pestel is to meet some of the most immediate needs of the community, while also working to create long-term solutions towards sustainability. So far, Help One Now’s local leader Gaétan Alcégaire has started 3 churches, 2 schools, and a children’s home in the area to care for those in need.

Impact Stories

The southern peninsula of Haiti, as well as most of the rest of the country, has been experiencing a severe drought this year. The usual 3 months of rainy season only produced a few days, and many communities have been left without clean drinking water or a means to irrigate their crops. The mountain community of Deyemon, the home of Pestel Village, was hit hard by this drought. This quarter, we have been working alongside Pastor Gaetan to make plans for a large water cistern and purification system to serve the children and members of the community. The first step will be to fund and build the 15,000 gallon cistern; then we will work on a plan for filtration. The good news is that soon the children of Pestel Village will no longer go without a consistent source of clean drinking water!

Sponsorship Update

13 total children in community
32/65 sponsorships filled
33 sponsorships available

Healthcare/Nutrition
315 meals served a week
3,780 meals served this quarter
15 people receiving meals
Education
112 Students currently enrolled in 2 schools using temporary, tent-like facilities
Project Updates
Help One Now is in the planning stages of a new clean water system for the community, and we are also planning to help Pastor Gaetan start a chicken farm.
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Creation of a clean water system for community
Teacher salaries for 2 new classrooms
Construction of dormitories for children

HAITI – Yahve Shamma Village

A community development initiative in Petionville, Haiti, that serves as a home for 32 orphaned children and a community hub investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

Yahve Shamma Village, under the leadership of HON local leader Gaétan Alcégaire, has been thriving over the last few months. It sees to 24/7 care of over 30 children, children who were formerly abandoned or without a home and family. There are now also over 240 children attending Williamson Adrien Academy every day, many of whom had never been able to afford to go to school. The work of Pastor Gaétan and his church has made lasting impact in the community around them, and not only for this generation but for many more to come.

Impact Story

Gregory Vivaldy Pierre has now been at Yahve Shamma for over 6 months, and the effects and changes are evident. When he first came, he was in very poor health and would not speak to anyone. He would not participate in school, staying away from the other children. But now, he is one of the most active children at Yahve Shamma. He runs around and plays with everyone, and he is one of the top performers in his class. This is all because of the constant love and care that is poured into him from Pastor Gaétan, as well as the caretakers and the other children at Yahve Shamma.

Sponsorship Update

29 children in the community
95/145 sponsorships filled
50 sponsorships available

Healthcare/Nutrition
672 meals served per week
8,064 meals served this quarter
30 children served each day
Education
240 students currently enrolled in school at Williamson Adrien Academy
Job Creation
20 teachers/ staff employed full-time
Project Updates
New mattresses and bedding were purchased for the children
The Canal running through the property was covered, creating a safer and more sanitary environment for the children to live and play
Plans were drawn up by a Haitian architect for the potential new dormitory project at Yahve Shamma
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Completion of classroom construction
Providing a hot meal for every student at Williamson Adrien Academy each school day New dormitory for children

SOUTH AFRICA – Maubane & Reagoboka

An orphan prevention & family empowerment initiative in partnership with Take Action Ministries focused on education, health care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development in order to transform communities and keep vulnerable children with their families.

#TenDollarTribe Update
151 members
$1,533 donated per month
600 lives are impacted
Impact Stories
Maubane Rivoningo Transformation Centre

Note: Here are a few people of Maubane saying thanks in their own words – HON staff “Thanks to Maubane Rivoningo and its members for providing water for us. We used to struggle for water, sometimes even a month without water, but now we have access to clean water and wash basins. We thank God for all things.” – Mrs Maluleka “Thanks to all the people who contributed to the agriculture program at Maubane. Now we have good skills for planting and managing our gardens in a good way. This farming project really helped our families to have healthy food and it has also helped me to start a small business. May God bless you all.” – Mr. Phatudi

Reagoboka Drop-in Centre

Thabang (8) and Lerato (10) are two orphans that, though they are lucky enough to live with extended family members, still receive care at the Reagoboka Drop-In Centre. Elizabeth and her team are able to provide them with breakfast and lunch, as well as tutoring, school uniforms, and a safe place to be after school.

Impact Data – Maubane

Healthcare/Nutrition
1,080 meals served each week
154 children served
Job Creation
Two of the community members have been employed at the Centre: Obed – security and maintenance worker and management of the community vegetable garden; and Terry – support for Obed with maintenance work and pastoral facilitator for Pastor Norman Terry, Obed and Moses have also been employed for the labour on the construction of a 2 Room Office and Storeroom building
The Community Vegetable garden has also now been established where community members are taught how to farm on the Foundations for Farming/Farming God’s Way principles. They then have a source of food and also sell their surplus crops in the local market for income.

Impact Data – Reagoboka

Healthcare/Nutrition
1,740 meals served each week
174 children served
The Centre also supports 5 of the neediest families in the community with food parcels every month
Education
Early childhood development (ECD) classes for 40 children
Assistance with homework and tutoring for 134 primary school children as part of their afterschool program
Opportunity to play on the playground and soccer field at the Centre, developing their gross-motor skills
Job Creation
The Centre currently employs 21 Staff members and, through government grants, are now able to pay the stipends for all of them.

ETHIOPIA – Gunchire

An orphan prevention, family empowerment, and community development initiative in partnership with the Kidmia Foundation. These projects focus on education, health care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development in order to keep vulnerable children with their families.

General Overview

Help One Now, in partnership with Kidmia and under the leadership of Help One Now local leader Aschalew Abebe, is keeping families together in Gunchire Ethiopia. In this quarter, 178 children and their families were served, resourced, trained and empowered.
Impact Story
Abrar and Mesert are HIV+ parents living with their four children, Amin, Feiza, Abrhamand, and Abdulfeta, near the Kidmia Transition Center. Though the children are enrolled in Help One Now’s community outreach program and Abrar works as a guard, his income is not enough to truly meet the needs of the family. The Help One Now Family Empowerment Program was able to purchase a milk cow for the family, and now the children have access to beneficial, nutritious milk. Furthermore, Abrar and Messert are able to sell the excess milk to more adequately provide for their family.
Sponsorship Update
178 total children in community
285/362 sponsorships filled
50 children have had their documentation completed and will join the sponsorship program soon
Job Creation
6 of the poorest and most vulnerable families of sponsored children were given a milk cow and received Modern Dairy Farming Production and Management training as part of the family empowerment program

Healthcare/Nutrition
Meals
During this period each child received 55 lbs of rice and 5L food oil, for a total of 10,010 lbs of rice and 910L of food oil given. This provides 3,738 meals a week, meaning nearly 45,000 meals provided this quarter!
Medical Care
Clothing & Supplies – 178 pairs of shoes and 365 pairs of socks distributed to targeted children
20 soccer and baseballs distributed to 20 schools
All children were given general health assessment by our program nurse and were trained in harmful traditional practices and communicable diseases
53 children received medical treatment along with medication
35 children that struggle with psychological, social or behavioral issues received counseling services
Education
178 children received school bags
Provided 144 story books to community students who excelled in their studies.
Assisted one school in its school expansion project by providing roofing materials
4 microscopes were given to 4 schools in the Gunchire area. The microscopes will be used by students who are attending grades 7- 12. 3,000 students are estimated to be the direct beneficiaries of these microscopes!
A Help One Now team from City Church in Fort Worth gave a half-day training for 40 teachers from Gunchire and the surrounding area on issues of child counseling, communication, guidance, positive discipline and interpersonal relationships

Zimbabwe – Musha Wevana Village, Marondera

An orphan care initiative, providing a home and holistic care for 88 orphaned and abandoned children. Musha Wevana strives to provide the resources for children to thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

General Overview

Musha Wevana continues to provide a stable home for the orphans and the children are cared for in a safe environment. Furthermore, our passion is to reunite children with their family whenever possible. Whenever such a reunification is made, the Musha Wevana staff monitors the situation to ensure the safety of the children.

Impact Story

Nyasha Murangwanwa is a 15-year-old orphan who was being badly abused before he was placed at Musha Wevana last October. He is not currently in school, so he helps care for the chickens under the supervision and tutelage of Frank, a Musha Wevana employee. He is enjoying the responsibility so much that he has taken to teaching the other children how to look after the chickens as well. With the knowledge he is gaining at Musha Wevana, he is planning on starting his own chicken business once he is old enough to leave Musha Wevana.
Sponsorship Update
88 total children in community
102/445 sponsorships filled
343 sponsorships available
8 Exits from program:
Tawanda Mumvuri (17) from House #4 is now living with his biological father Malvern and his twin sisters, Kupakwashe and Kudakwashe have gone to live with a foster mother. We are supplying the twins with milk and clothing Rachael Chigu (5) is living with an aunt in Marondera.Yvonne Chanahira (17) is living with her sister in Marondera but we continue to pay her school fees Rachael Perepere (8) is now living with an aunt in Wedza Tsitsi Kafuridza has now been successfully reunited with her family.

Regular visits are made by Musha Wevana staff to check up on children who have been reunited with family. At this point these reunifications are successful.

Healthcare/Nutrition

Meals
1,890 meals served weekly
22,680 meals served this quarter
79 children and 11 staff served
Clean Water
79 children, 11 staff, and 25 families—approximately 200 people—are receiving clean water from Musha Wevana.
Medical Care
In the last quarter 15 children have received medical care from local clinic or hospital 79 children have received clothing and or personal hygiene items
Education
76 children have received formal education in the last quarter
34 exam candidates received extra lessons
76 Children received books and school supplies from Help One Now
Job Creation
The 2 entrepreneurial projects that Help One Now has funded are the peanut butter making business and the chicken business. These projects are both operated by the children at Musha Wevana. The projects are both running well and the children are learning valuable entrepreneurial skills. The jars of peanut butter and eggs are sold in the local community. The children are learning valuable skills that will help them transition to adulthood
There are 8 house-mothers, 2 gardeners and 1 administrator who receive salaries from funds received from Help One Now
Top 3 Needs/Priorities
Vehicle for Musha Wevana reunification program
Renovations to Musha Wevana playground to include activities for younger children
Vocational Training and Transition Program

UGANDA – His Mercy Christian School, Mayuge and Jinja

An education and community development initiative, providing quality education to more than 300 children in the Mayuge District of Uganda. It is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

School is moving on well and many of our children are progressing well physically, spiritually, and educationally. A current goal is to recruit a project manager to fully manage the sponsorship of our children, carry out community outreaches, and plan monthly activity days.
A nursery classroom block is under construction at His Mercy School. Once finished and fully furnished, it will provide our children a way begin their early education. Also, multiple teacher training seminars will be conducted over the coming quarter. The students and staff at His Mercy School enjoyed the help of Rachel West, an intern for Help One Now. She spent time organizing and categorizing storybooks for the different classes and helping the teachers develop a reading program for the various class levels.
Impact Story
Allan Kato is a 15 year old boy living in Kikubo Village with his grandparents. After Pastor Edward met the boy at a relative’s funeral, he enrolled him in the Help One Now sponsorship program, which has changed Allan’s life. Now, his grandparents can send him to school. He has also received food, clothes, and even a mattress from the program!
He is now attending His Mercy School, and his future has been truly changed because of the generosity of his sponsors!
Sponsorship Update
258 total children
187/516 sponsorships filled
329 sponsorships available
2 siblings, Doreen Babirye and Takwana Edwin, have exited the sponsorship program in this quarter. Their father has found gainful employment that has allowed him to fully support their family and send both of the children to school!

Impact Data

Mayuge
Meals
2,820 meals a week
33,840 meals this quarter
282 people served
Clean Water
410 people receiving access to clean water
Medical Care
37 children received medical care for: malaria, wounds and minor ailments
32 children received new uniforms and shoes
8 children received new mattresses and blankets
Education
268 children received a formal education this quarter
268 children received school supplies this quarter
16 Teachers attended three training seminars this reporting period
We hired a social worker who was able to attend a day long seminar on child care.
Job Creation
16 teachers collected salaries funded by Help One Now
Jinja
Meals
441 meals served a week
5,292 meals served this quarter
21 people served
Clean Water
70 people are receiving access to clean water
Medical Care
12 children received treatment for malaria or general illness
20 children received personal hygiene supplies
Education
47 children received formal education and received school supplies this quarter.
47 children received school supplies this quarter.
U.C.E.A. national exam fees, field trip fees for Senior 6 and P.L.E. students, and university house fees were provided for 9 students.
Project Updates
Mayuge
His Mercy School received a donation from Help One Now to purchase over 7 boxes of reading books for the Library
Top Needs/Priorities
Mayuge
Upgrades to School Facilities, including the construction of a girl’s dormitory and furnishing the school library.
Build, stock and staff School Clinic
A motorcycle for our new incoming Project Manager
Jinja
Continue to build homes for vulnerable families in Jinja ($6000 per home)

PERU – Colegio Kairos, Iquitos

An education and community development initiative, providing quality education to 500 students. It is also a community hub, investing in future generations through education and development.

General Overview

Under the leadership of HON local leaders Mercedes & Willie Malpartida, we currently have 100 students receiving school tuition and 45 students receiving a hot meal each school day. The students are from the poorest areas of Iquitos. Their families are working hard to survive, and the opportunity for a quality education is a huge blessing.

Impact story

The entrance exams to Peruvian universities are so difficult that they typically require graduating high school students to take extra classes if they want to apply. However, the standard of education at Colegio Kairos is so high that students are able to take the university entrance exams immediately after graduation, with no extra study required. This year, two CK graduates will be in university: Jack is in a Systems Engineering program and Gabriel is in Administration and Business Management school in Iquitos.

Sponsorship Update
44 total children in community
28/88 sponsorships filled
59 sponsorships available
Impact Data
Healthcare/Nutrition
1,584 meals served per week
4,752 meals served this quarter
36 students receiving breakfast and lunch each school day
Education
36 children currently receiving tuition and a quality education because of the Help One Now child sponsorship program.
Top 3 Needs/Priorities:
50 new child sponsorships
Improvements to San Juan Campus, including 2 new classrooms and new bathroom facilities
Improvements to Grau Campus, including new bathroom facilities for school staff and preschoolers