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HavServe Haiti joins the online community

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HavServe Haiti joins the online community

HavServe in Haiti and their project Haiti Soccer 4 Development are helping people rebuild their lives through sport.

Background to HavServe

Founded by Carline Brice, HavServe have been improving the lives of people in communities which were catastrophically affected by the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010.

Many people were forced to leave the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, which was near the epicentre of the earthquake and return to their villages. Having hoped to return to what were originally peaceful communities, instead these people found over-population and a scarcity of resources.

HavServe's Vision:

Through community-led initiatives HavServe hope to empower local villagers and create sustainable improvements which will last for a long time after HavsServe have left. HavServe will try to achieve this by working in accordance with the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Where they are based:

They are based in Lebrun, Haiti, which is a small village but which they hope will become the hub of development for the surrounding nine villages. The engagement in Lebrun will help HavServe discover best how to continue their work up until 2015, the date for the MDG review.

What they do:
Using the power of soccer, and love that the nation has for this game, HavServe hope to regenerate Haiti village by village. The developmental challenges which they hope to overcome through sport are:

  • Extreme poverty
  • Conflict
  • HIV/AIDS

How they do it:

The first intervention project HavServe have implimented is that of the Haiti Soccer for Development (HS4D) program. This will be based around the town of Lebrun and will act as as a blueprint for other projects.

The aims of this project will be to:

  • Build 1 soccer field in Lebrun.
  • Provide enough soccer equipment for 250 young people.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Empower youth through education and job training.
  • Reduce conflicts and delinquency

What you can do:

You can volunteer and donate to help HavServe's project and you can tell us what you are doing in Sport and Development.

The Platform makes it easy for you to share your latest news and events with the Sport and Development world. It’s as simple as becoming a Team Player, providing information about the organization you’re working with and the projects you’re involved in.

Read many more stories about Sport and Development's response to the earthquake in Haiti.

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Author

Tom Browne

Published

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 23:00

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