St. Vincent's Center, Haiti, is a school for children with disabilities on the outskirts of Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. We are in the process of planning the long-term use of our new 8.6 acre property in Santo 17, a five-minute drive from Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
St. Vincent's is the only school in Haiti offering education and healthcare to children with all varieties of physical disabilities. We are a one-of-a-kind school for 200 children who are deaf, blind and/or physically-disabled.
What does the Experience include? Some options:
"We sat in St Vincent's open air chapel on the first morning of our visit. We heard laughter and then saw a group of children leaving their residence and walking toward the school. As they got closer we could see the young girl who was leading the group had no arms. The boy behind her had his hand on her shoulder. The rest of the caravan of boys also had their hands on the child in front of them. All the boys were blind. They snaked their way down the path to the school enjoying the morning and being children. At that point, we all fell in love with St Vincent's. Our parish was looking for an international outreach. We were visiting the school as a discernment team to see if their mission was something our congregation would consider supporting. We all looked at each other and smiled. Through the laughter of children, the Lord had shown us where to focus our resources. We will become a St Vincent's partner."
St Martin's Episcopal Church
What are the costs?
For a 4-5 day stay, these are fairly typical estimates:
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Our service teams come from schools, churches, service organizations, and medical associations (physical and occupational therapists, American Sign Language (ASL) users and teachers of the visually-impaired).
Team eligibility requirements include:
If you would like to visit St. Vincent's, please contact our Executive Administrator, Aurelie Fievre at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your interests, the purpose of your visit, the kind of skills you bring, and your contact information. We will follow-up promptly to work with you on an appropriate and productive visit.