Partnerships

RENMENProjectsPartnerships

The Foundation welcomes partnerships with groups and individuals who are interested in helping the children and families of RENMEN expand their possibilities and fulfill their potential.

 

navmc“RENMEN Foundation has an air of happiness you won’t see in many orphanages in Haiti.  There is an atmosphere of love within these walls that is very special.”  ~ Dr. John W. Durham

One of RENMEN’s partners is Northern Arizona Volunteer Medical Corps (NAVMC), a team of medical and humanitarian volunteers.  NAVMC has sent medical teams that have provided medical assistance, as well as construction teams and cash donations towards rebuilding the orphanage after the earthquake.

 

medisharelogo

“The children at RENMEN are extremely well cared for in terms of their hygiene and health, a rarity in many orphanages in Haiti. More importantly, the children’s intellectual and spiritual health is also nurtured by Florence and the staff, helping them to be successful, loving people when they grow up.”  ~ Dr. Vincent DeGennaro, Jr., Director of Internal Medicine for Project Medishare

Project Medishare is an organization dedicated to sharing its human and technical resources with its Haitian partners in the quest to achieve quality healthcare and development services for all.  Medical personnel from Project Medishare have provided vital healthcare services to RENMEN’s children and families.

 

haiti_beyond_bordersA few of the children living at the orphanage are former restaveks.  Restavek is a form of modern-day slavery that persists in Haiti, affecting one in every 15 children. Typically born into poor rural families, restavek children are often given to relatives or strangers. In their new homes, they become domestic slaves, performing menial tasks for no pay and seldom attend school.  Experts estimate that 300,000 Haitian children are living as restaveksBeyond Borders works towards the eradication of child slavery in Haiti.