Child Development


cdeOnce a child is in a stable Home of Hope family they begin to receive the love and support they need to heal from their past—even a past marred by abuse and neglect. It is here that Child Development becomes a critical component.

 

OUR TEAM OF HAITIAN AND AMERICAN STAFF OFFERS SPECIAL TRAINING, RESOURCES AND ONE-TO-ONE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR EACH CHILD IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

 

      Biblical Discipleship and Learning to Serve Others

      Formal Education and Scholarship Opportunities

      Critical and Creative Thinking Skills

      Trauma Counseling and Care

      English (ESL) Curriculum and a Bi-Lingual Library

      Life Skills Training (day seminars, talks and monthly visits to each home)

      Career Counseling and Vocational Planning

      Summer Continuing Education Opportunities

      Parenting Seminars and Training

 

THIS PROVIDES EACH CHILD WITH A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION INCLUDING BOTH PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL OPPORTUNITIES FROM CHILDHOOD TO YOUNG ADULTHOOD THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE IN HAITI.

 

PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

 

In addition to the family-based Child Development opportunities, we have two private Christian schools that are built and run by local LSM staff at both the Cancer Redemption and Welsh Campuses. These schools offer quality education to over 300 students and will hopefully soon include English as a Second Language (ESL), computer and technology courses.

 

20 Haitian teachers and LSM staff have dedicated their life’s work to these intentional programs so that the Home of Hope children (and local community children who also attend these schools) receive the best education possible.

 

The Child Development program helps our children with their ability to learn, think and problem solve within their own culture and community. These skills are not generally taught in a school culture traditionally based only on rote memorization.