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Amurt & Amurtel Haiti Charity Profile
AMURT and AMURTEL supports two schools in Haiti. In this article we highlight the Delmas school.
Our local AMURT coordinator has overseen a rapid expansion of the AMURT-sponsored school in Delmas in Port-au-Prince. When he took over in 2000, the school, a kindergarten, had forty children. Today it educates 460 children from poor families and includes both KG and primary classes.
AMURT is committed to the healthy development of all children, and provides educational opportunities to as many children as its resources allow.
The quality of the education has also improved, with the twelve teachers attending seminars every August to develop their skills. In particular, the teachers have become more conversant with AMURTís neo-humanist curriculum that fosters a sense of universalism in the students, and teaches them about the sacredness of all forms of life. It also teaches the children civic responsibility, with them participating in street-cleaning activities once a week.
Recently the AMURT school was one of five schools selected by the World Food Program to receive donations of food. The grain, beans and canned vegetables they provide will enable us to provide meals for all the children (now we can only afford to feed the poorest fifty children).
Amurt & Amurtel Haiti Volunteer Information
One of AMURTís great strengths is its people. Its people are concerned citizens attracted by the AMURT principle that compassion for everyone and everything is the starting point of relief and development. Many are professional volunteers who provide thousands of hours of volunteer time to keep our budgets low. KIDS Worldwide is a non-profit, non-religious organization affiliated with AMURT. It supports the well-being and holistic growth of vulnerable children, women and their communities. Through compassionate service and the nurturing of a universalistic outlook, Kids Wordlwide give volunteers from around the world a chance to realize their true potential.