What Drives Our Work

What Drives Our Work

What Drives Our Work

The Right to an Education

Articles 28 and 29 of the Rights of the Child Agreement states that all children have the right to a quality education. In Haiti, the number of homeless and displaced children, known as street children, has increased dramatically, leaving them susceptible to discrimination, malnutrition, and violence.  As a result, these children lack access to an education, and often face major challenges to receive work as an adult. Here at DFI, we are dedicated to helping children obtain a proper education and training to give them an opportunity at finding work. Our goal is to provide them the education and tools that better prepare them for self-sufficiency and success as adults.

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The Right to and Education

Articles 28 and 29 of the Rights of the Child Agreement states that all children have the right to a quality education. In Haiti, the number of homeless and displaced children, known as street children, has increased dramatically, leaving them susceptible to discrimination, malnutrition, and violence.  As a result, these children lack access to an education, and often face major challenges to receive work as an adult. Here at DFI, we are dedicated to helping children obtain a proper education and training to give them an opportunity at finding work. Our goal is to provide them the education and tools that better prepare them for self-sufficiency and success as adults.

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The Right to and Education

Articles 28 and 29 of the Rights of the Child Agreement states that all children have the right to a quality education. In Haiti, the number of homeless and displaced children, known as street children, has increased dramatically, leaving them susceptible to discrimination, malnutrition, and violence.  As a result, these children lack access to an education, and often face major challenges to receive work as an adult. Here at DFI, we are dedicated to helping children obtain a proper education and training to give them an opportunity at finding work. Our goal is to provide them the education and tools that better prepare them for self-sufficiency and success as adults.

The right to an adequate standard of living

The right to an adequate standard of living.

Article 27 Right to an Adequate Standard of Living states every child has the right to a safe, loving, and developmentally encouraging environment. Living on the streets or displaced by insecurity decreases children’s chances to develop mentally, emotionally, and physically. One of our goals at DFI is to provide safe housing, known as transition homes, for boys and girls formerly living on the street and have ben placed by the social welfare department of Haiti, L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR), in our care until their families can be found or foster care alternatives are arranged. Our safe homes act as a safe space to rehabilitate and empower youth.

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The right to an adequate standard of living.

Article 27 Right to an Adequate Standard of Living states every child has the right to a safe, loving, and developmentally encouraging environment. Living on the streets or displaced by insecurity decreases children’s chances to develop mentally, emotionally, and physically. One of our goals at DFI is to provide safe housing, known as transition homes, for boys and girls formerly living on the street and have ben placed by the social welfare department of Haiti, L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR), in our care until their families can be found or foster care alternatives are arranged. Our safe homes act as a safe space to rehabilitate and empower youth.

non-discrimitation

The right to an adequate standard of living.

Article 27 Right to an Adequate Standard of Living states every child has the right to a safe, loving, and developmentally encouraging environment. Living on the streets or displaced by insecurity decreases children’s chances to develop mentally, emotionally, and physically. One of our goals at DFI is to provide safe housing, known as transition homes, for boys and girls formerly living on the street and have ben placed by the social welfare department of Haiti, L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR), in our care until their families can be found or foster care alternatives are arranged. Our safe homes act as a safe space to rehabilitate and empower youth.

The right to a Quality of Health

Article 24 of the Children Rights Convention states that every child has the right to an attainable standard of health. Children displaced and living on the street are denied the right to adequate healthcare. Most hospitals in Haiti operate on a “pay before seen basis” that prevents an individual from receiving proper medical care. At DFI, we are managing a heart clinic program that is open to the public, providing life-saving treatment for heart related medical crises. We partner with local doctors in the Port-au-Prince area and hospitals in both South Korea and other Caribbean nations to help give families and children quality medical attention.

Right to quality health

The right to a Quality of Health

Article 24 of the Children Rights Convention states that every child has the right to an attainable standard of health. Children displaced and living on the street are denied the right to adequate healthcare. Most hospitals in Haiti operate on a “pay before seen basis” that prevents an individual from receiving proper medical care. At DFI, we are managing a heart clinic program that is open to the public, providing life-saving treatment for heart related medical crises. We partner with local doctors in the Port-au-Prince area and hospitals in both South Korea and other Caribbean nations to help give families and children quality medical attention.

Praying for A child
Praying for A child

The right to a Quality of Health

Article 24 of the Children Rights Convention states that every child has the right to an attainable standard of health. Children displaced and living on the street are denied the right to adequate healthcare. Most hospitals in Haiti operate on a “pay before seen basis” that prevents an individual from receiving proper medical care. At DFI, we are managing a heart clinic program that is open to the public, providing life-saving treatment for heart related medical crises. We partner with local doctors in the Port-au-Prince area and hospitals in both South Korea and other Caribbean nations to help give families and children quality medical attention.

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