When working within communities, often trends emerge among people groups. .As people ,we all march to a rhythm. Within HPCD we work within communities- vulnerable communities within the metropoilitain area. Every year for the past four year we have initiated a new class of youth aged 17-25 within our youth placement and rehabilitation program. And through out the duration of this program we continually observe youth which deviate from the norm. This month we decided to share and congratulate a young lady which has surpassed all our expectations.
She has entered a trade popularly frequented by men and served as an example that anything is possible. Fabiola Blanc is 22 years old she entered the program and chose the field of construction. Everyone told her, she was but a girl- she will never be successful in this trade. But she believed anything was possible. And today we stand in applause- congratulating her faith , her courage and her work. Help us congratulate Miss Blanc for her excceptional work ethic in 2012-2013 Youth Placement promotion of HPCD.
Where one sees dispair, catastrophe, violence the another will see possibility, creativity and passion. Cite Soleil- city of the sun- globally viewed as one of the most vulnerable slums in the world, also houses some of the most innovative persons one may ever know. Bouteille ( literally meaning bottles) - is also an area constructed by a few residents of the Cite Soleil area- to simply create. This once deserted space has now transformed into a workshop where a small group of partisans create beautiiful glasses from scratch.
These dynamic entreprenuers literally go into their surrounding communities and rid those areas from filthy bottles- from snapple to beer you will find it all.
Once they return to Bouteille- the rigorously clean the the glass bottles, wax them, shape them , paint them, until they are transformed into delicate glass cups- meeting everyone’s approval. These entreprenuers work arduously day in and day out – to not only assist in keep their neighborhood and the surrounding areas cleans but to earn a sustainable income for them and their children.
2013 has opened up its doors...
And HPCD isn't leaving anyone behind.
Within our fiscal year we have officially past the half way point.
-Our 50 entrepreneurial women have recently finished their mid year exams and are geared up for the remaining 6 months of incubation.
-200 youth are currently all placed in internships within their trade are gaining invaluable experience and the chances of obtaining full-time job!
Stay tuned for our 2013 New Years Resolutions.