Since 2000, the What If? Foundation has partnered with members of the Ti Plas Kazo community in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to bring much-needed food and educational opportunities to impoverished children.
The What If? Foundation’s vision has always been linked with the vision of the Ti Plas Kazo community to feed and educate their children. Grounded in mutual respect, trust, and the belief that taking small steps at a grassroots level is essential to lasting change, What If and its Haitian partners (called Na Rive) have worked together to provide life-giving services to children for the last 14 years.
Today, thanks to the support of our donors, the What If? Foundation is providing the resources for:
- 6,000 meals/week
- 184 school scholarships/year
- An After-School program for 240 youth
- A Summer Camp for 550 children
The What If? Foundation is the only source of funding for these programs.
Our success over the years is a direct result of our collaboration with our Haitian partners, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that our work with the children continues, through turbulent political and economic times and in the face of other significant challenges. By pairing the commitment and expertise of our Haitian partners, Na Rive, with the financial resources provided by our donors, we are grateful to be bringing hope and opportunity to children and their families in Haiti.
We share a vision with Na Rive to:
- Build a school on the land we purchased in Port-au-Prince that can serve as a model for a quality school for the poor. It will prepare students academically while also teaching them skills that will support their efforts to earn income after graduation.
- Build a kitchen and cafeteria alongside the new school that will feed students as well as other hungry children in the neighborhood.
- Continue to support the school scholarships, after-school and summer camp programs, modifying them as needed to meet the needs of local youth.
- Support the Children’s Garden Project and other efforts to teach children and their families about urban gardening.
For information about the programs we support, please visit the Programs section of our website. Click here to read more about plans to build the new school and cafeteria.