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Saturday, August 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
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The problem:
Haiti is among the poorest nations in the world. Currently, many challenges face Haitians, especially those in rural Haiti. These Haitians often lack access to most resources, including food, wáter, electricity, technology. Often times, the government is unable to provide basic support or infrastructure for these people, leaving them without healthcare, education, and very limited agriculture. It creates a situation that forces many rural Haitians to emígrate to urban areas or other countries, which in itself can create further issues, as urban poverty and overcrowding in areas such as Port-au-Prince and Cap-Hatien are compounded by migrants from rural areas.

Who we are:
AVINI (Association des Volontaires pour l´Integracion de Nouvelles Idees) is a group of young Haitians commited to the educational and economic development of our home, Haiti. We believe that by working with young people, ages 12 to 25, we can reshape their future, our future, and the future of our country. Education combined with the energy and creativity inherent to the Haitian youth can reshape the social, political, and economic landscape of Haiti.

What we hope to do:
We seek to address one of these shortcomings: education. Rural Haitians are industrious, and the land throughout Haiti is rich. The people simply often lack access to consistent, quality education. Again, many of the younger Haitians recognize this, and leave their homes to seek education. Currently many Haitians emígrate to the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Chile, and United States, straining resources in those areas as well. Growing the economy of rural Haiti will reduce the need to emmigrate to another country. We hope to help people where they are at now, so they can stay where they were born while also creating connections between cities and rural areas without emmigation and displacement.

Using only a few solar panels, televisons, and projectors, and a core staff of several teachers, we can bring mobile classrooms to even the most remote regions of Haiti. We propose to teach our fellow Haitians a wide range of subjects...

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Saturday August 14, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
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