Today we remember the 2010 Haiti earthquake in Haiti which occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. It was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne 25 kilometers (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The death toll estimates ranged from 200,000 to 300,00 depending on the sources. This was a terrible blow to the country, its people and the already poor infrastructure. The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Several notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral to name a few.
Today we also pray for the many families who have suffered great losses as a result of the earthquake and for the many children who lost their parents. There are signs of reconstruction and many organizations such as tCHF continue their efforts to bring much needed assistance to the people of Haiti.
At tCHF our focus remain on establishing educational-focused initiatives to provide the communities we support with a chance to rise out of poverty. Our mission to change lives one child at a time is a key motivator for our team. We are always in need of volunteers and assistance, join us in this worthwhile pursuit.
Give to tCHF and help us provide for moms and children in Haiti. By influencing the lives of each child, providing for their needs to become educated and productive adults; we are also in essence partnering and helping the moms. This Christmas give to a family!
What’s on your shopping list this Christmas season? perhaps toys and video games, a new tablet or smartphone?
For impoverished children in Haiti, Christmas isn’t about getting the latest high-tech gadget, instead, their parents long to receive help that will improve their quality of life. This year through tCHF’s Christmas fund; you can give hope in several ways;
$20.00 / month will help send a child to school,
help us provide a hot meal once a day during the Academic year,
assist with toys for our Kindergarten class. If you go to the toy store please pick up an additional truck for one of our kids and we will make sure it gets to the school before Christmas (Currently Their toy trucks have no wheels, they long for a real soccer ball instead of kicking plastic water bottles or anything that can be mimic a ball),
You can also help with our new digital literacy program by donating funds for maintaining the new lab and computer equipment,
how about helping us get a used school bus (or new) to get our kids from home to school and back. (Currently some journey long distances many miles, 1/2 hour walk is common and some go longer — and these are little children. If you have any ideas or can help with thin project let us know)
We thank you for your partnership as we continue our efforts together this holiday season. We are always available to speak with volunteers and supporters; contact us or drop us a note soon.
The Digital Literacy Program is now live in Haiti. We are excited about the new opportunities for the children at the school, their parents and the whole community. We have a new solar powered system, new computers and many children who are eager to learn — these children are the future of Haiti – we have a vision of a self-sustaining country!
Join us, let your company, family and friends know about our programs. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and also donate via our website. May God richly bless you for your support.
teach, create an environment of hope for the children of Haiti.
Visit our website and donate toward this important initiative. Bringing computer literacy at the elementary school level help prepare the children for a brighter future… Get involved, give, together we can make a lasting difference.