Our summer trip to Haiti this year involved a different project than normal. This time we worked with the community children who came for our teaching sessions focused on the care of plants and trees in their community.
We taught over 160 children within two different sessions. Each group was taught the importance of plants and trees to their community and environment and were able to do a small activities to show how to start germinating seeds to grow.
This experience was very different for all children as this is not a typical teaching lesson for them to be able to have hands on activities. But they loved it and participated well.
After the lessons each child was provided with a hot meal graciously donated to us by “Feed My Starving Children“. As an organization we believe collaboration is what helps make positive change. For me this was an amazing opportunity as my family and I had actually helped pack food for “Feed My Starving Children” a few years back in Phoenix. So to see the full circle of how this organization operates was an amazing experience. So we are so honored we were able to work with this wonderful organization that helps provide food to children all over the world!
As a result of these lessons and donated food we were able to provide seed packets and a hot meal to over 400 children in the community of Fon Pou. The seed packets were provided to encourage the families of the children to begin growing their own garden which in return will provide more food for the family.
We loved this experience of working with the children and shifting our normal visits a bit for this trip. We are working on summer 2020 volunteer trip and will update you on the dates soon.
As always, we love the support of our supporters who donated to this trip to provide the materials needed to teach the children and provide them with seeds to grow gardens. If you would like to continue helping please consider a donation or contact us about taking a trip with us to work in the community with us.