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Although FONHOH will conduct and participate in projects of development, its number one priority is education. We see education as the doorway to the development of the country and the honor that its citizens so much deserve and long for. We view education as the unconditional path to the dignity of human being, the way out of misery, the power that may govern good judgment over ludicrousness that interacts with our ability to reflect together on what constitutes our common well-being, and as the means by which we can renovate our society and improve everyone’s living conditions. Continue here...
FOHNOH's sustainable livelihood program has been created as mean to sustain education in both rural and impoverished urban areas. The rationale for this livelihood is based on observation and research conducted by a sister organization (FDDPA) in the Matheux area where there is a school in a rural area while most of the children and teens living nearby didn't attend that school. The main reason for their lack of interest in education was the unability of their parents to sustain them (feed them and clothe them). Access to education, in this context, doesn't mean construction of a school building with all the furniture and equipment and other school supplies. It means that the families can sustain themselves; they have the means to acquire all basic services they need to get by. FONHOH' systainable program include:
The sustainable livelihoods approach (SLA) FONHOH is promoting is a way to improve understanding of the livelihoods of the people living in rural areas. The SLA framework places people, particularly rural poor people, at the center of a web of inter-related influences that affect how these people create a livelihood for themselves and their households. These people living in rural communities are not empty handed or blank slate; they have resources and livelihood assets that they have had access to and used for centuries. The resources and assets we’re referring to include natural resources, technologies, their skills, knowledge and capacity, their health, access to education, sources of credit, or their networks of social support. Without any support from the successive Haitian government, these communities have been able to sustain themselves and the whole country through their hard labor. However, due to the rapid and mind-boggling development of technology and the new needs created by such a development, coupled with the growth rate of the rural populations, these communities can’t afford to do business as usual. Most of these communities have already been living under the poverty line. Without a new paradigm, a shit in the mind, these communities will be unable to continue sustaining themselves as they’ve done it for centuries. To this end, FONHOH plans to provide technical assistance to these communities so they can sustain themselves in a better fashion and improve their livelihood and that of the next generations. Continue here