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© 2019 by Rise Haiti

ABOUT

the team

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Rise Haiti is a non-for profit organization that was founded in 2012 by students of the SIM Master program at the University of St. Gallen. The organization's main focus is to improve the living and learning environment of kindergarten and school children in Haiti, mainly in the area around the capital Port-au-Prince.

Already in its first year, the organization was able to provide the funds necessary to build an additional classroom for a primary school. In the following year, the project succeeded to support a school with the funds to build a hand-washing facility, countering the lack of hygiene. In 2016, we countered the problem of the lack of sports facilities for the students and built a basketball court, which provided them with emotional relief from everyday hardships and incentives to come to school and study. In the year 2014, the team builds a fully equipped kitchen and computer lab facility along with the IT infrastructure for the children of Bedau School to take a first step towards the digital world.

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The SIM16 team, based on the communication of the local partner Foi Et Joie, this year aims to build classrooms for the students of St. Ignace de Loyola in Bedou, Haiti. This will enable more children to enjoy a good education and help build a thriving happy community. Since 2012, this project has tried its best to enhance the educational experience of the children and in this effort this year we are recognizing the importance of primary education. Primary education is the basic and foremost right of every child. Primary education brings awareness among the masses, opens avenues for opportunities as well as self-advancement and improvement and reduces chronic and inter-generational poverty. As a first step in the creation of welfare and just society, universal primary education is an absolute pre-requisite for sustainable development