High Hopes Haiti - Tovar, northern Haiti

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Project Catalyst Lauren James teaches in Tovar, Haiti

Project Co-Catalyst Lauren James teaches in Tovar, Haiti

Girls of Tovar, Haiti

Girls of Tovar, Haiti

Project Co-Catalysts Lauren James & Blakely Rawlings

High Hopes Haiti Co-Catalysts
Lauren James & Blakely Rawlings

The Need:

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Project Co-Catalyst Lauren James proposed a pilot in northern Haiti. She made a case that the community of Tovar offers a unique opportunity to extend the impact of an orphanage and high school with a Girls Empowerment Center. She and Co-Catalyst Blakely Rawlings concluded:

  • Women's education is a direct way to increase household and community income in developing countries
  • Haiti is devoid of vocational training, life skills development, and mentoring for young women
  • Classes that have been designed but not implemented in Haiti can be piloted in Tovar

The Dream:

A large clinic is being planned for Tovar. We are collaborating in the U.S. and Haiti to develop and deliver a healthcare training curriculum. Our team also designed a five-day "Dream Expo" that, with funding, would include: empowerment training, presentation from role models, career/trade fair and access to mentoring ($31,000).

Read more about Project Co-Catalysts Lauren James and Blakely Rawlings.