ED U CATE YOUTH
"give intellectual, moral, and social instruction to young people"
Institution Mixte Shalom des Freres was founded in 2003 by school director, Samuel Darguin for underprivileged youth . . . saving many from being trafficked to another country or being passed along as a restavek (which translates into a child slave or domestic servant).
Believing every child deserves the right to education which is a key to success, the school in Croix des Bouquets has grown immensely in student size, staff, and even buildings.
ORPHANS / RESTAVEKS
Unlocking the future of youth after secondary school
by providing global resources to Haitian communities around the world!
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES . . .
Access higher education through UNIVERSITY and VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.
Participate in WORK STUDY PROGRAMS to EARN INCOME and support the HAC mission.
Be provided with MENTORSHIP and ACADEMIC SUPPORT to ensure academic success.
Learn how to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY and their studies and future.
HAC-Haiti believes in not just giving a child a fish to eat, but teaching them how to catch it themselves. From that mindset grew the Agriculture Program at the Institution. Through a collaboration with the Haitian Agrarians, students are taught proper farming to not just understand self-sufficiency but also the business potential one day to provide for their future families.
With recently purchased land, students can learn on HAC-Haiti property where produce is grown and chicken and goats are raised not only for educational purposes but also to supply food for lunches and community needs.
We purchase from local farmers as much as possible to support our local community.
Goat Gifting Program
HAC-Haiti provides selected families with an opportunity to receive business training and goat-care instructions. After finishing the course, they are gifted with a female goat. When their farming produces their first female goat, they return the baby
to HAC to keep the program going.
Every Saturday, girls ages 7-16 gather together for the Toya Program which began more as a book club with a reading focus but quickly grew into more! This program explores and encourages girls' talents, takes part in community service projects, and grooms them to become strong, self-sufficient women who value themselves.
“Victoria "Abdaraya Toya" Montou (died 1805) was a female soldier and freedom fighter in the army of Jean-Jacques Dessalines during the Haitian Revolution. She was described as intelligent and energetic. She had a hatred toward slavery. During the slave rebellion and civil war, she fought as a soldier in active service; on at least one documented occasion, she commanded soldiers in action during battle.”