Give Hope Global is involved in 5 specific initiatives in SW Haiti which are aimed at realizing the organization’s vision:
To see the young people we serve become able to help others both physically and spiritually.
Orphan Care is provided for 250 children in two different orphanages which are operated by El Shaddai Ministries Int’l (ESMI). Through an orphan support program, we are providing food, clean water, housing, and medical care, as well as other basic necessities. Education is also a key component as well as specfied vocational training for the older children.
Medical and Dental Care
Medical and Dental Care for the orphans and staff in these two orphanages and for three more orphanages in the same geographic area is a key component of our work. This includes operating a clinic at the headquarter’s orphanage and collaborating with a local hospital for more acute care needs. Teams have included surgeons who performed dozens of surgical procedures in Haiti and have been responsible for life saving rescue operations for kids in need of attention in the states and/or in Port au Prince. Dr. Will Caldwell, a well known ENT Surgeon, and Dr. Dane Kovach, an accomplished Orthodontist, each serve as Directors of Give Hope Global in the roles of Medical Director and Dental Director respectively.
The Educational Advancement component of our ministry seeks to move these young people towards employability in the Haitian economy. In additon to the basic education that is provided in the on-site schools at the orphanages, we have a vocational school, The Cambry Training Center. This training center serves both our older orphans and others in the surrounding community. Areas of training include agriculture, health care, cosmetology, sewing, mechanical repair, and construstion, including electrical, plumbing, masonry and welding. We have also brought several students to the US where they have been hosted by American families while attending school.
Our Leadership Development program is designed to identify and train young leaders from the orphanages who have the capacity to influence others in Haiti towards building a better life. These young leaders support Give Hope initiatives on the ground in Haiti as a means to prepare them as positive influencers in their community.
Work teams travel to Haiti three times a year on short term mission trips. Work projects include: hygiene training, sports camps, medical and dental support, construction projects, workshops, eyeglass clinics, etc. If you are interested in joining a work team, please visit the trip section of our website to learn more.