A disabled child has been marginalized, discriminated, not attending school; her rights as child were violated; her family did not have resources to help for her condition; her parents were very worried about her development. One day FONHARE saw her and changed her life, now she is full integrated enjoying the same rights like all children and she is attending to school!
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INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM
Through this, FONHARE works to improve the quality of life of children and women with disabilities to be more independent as possible to facilitate their integration, participation and inclusion into society to live their full potential (physical, mental), allowing them full motor and mental development throughout their life accordance to the law of their human dignity.
To achieve this we do the following:
- Provide home assessments for accessibility and functional issues and make recommendations to the family.
- Assist with financial and instructional support to adapt the home and work environment however is needed.
- Form community associations made up of local people who can organize assistance and provide the materials and labor to make homes and businesses accessible, as well as promote integration in the community.
- Advocate for inclusion in the education system, employment and religious sectors by communication with these sectors.
FONHARE WORKS TO BETTER THE LIVES OF DISABLED CHILDREN WHILE MAXIMIZING THEIR POTENTIAL TO OVERCOME ALL BOUNDARIES. HERE’S THE CASE OF “MOISE” A CHILD OF 1 YEAR 3 MONTHS OLD HE WAS BORN WITH DEFORMITIES IN HIS RIGHT LEG FOR THAT HE WAS AMPUTATED. FONHARE PROVIDED HIM A PROSTHETIC TRAINS HIM TO WALK AND SOCIALIZE WITH THE OTHERS KIDS.
PTs VOLUNTEERS MAKE TOURIST ON THE WEEKEND.
When you volunteer in FONHARE, you also have the opportunity to make INTERN TOURIST visiting historical heritage of the country, in the northern of Haiti there are many historical monuments to visit and also the most beautiful and virgin beaches in the Caribbean are located in the North of Haiti. That’s mean when you come to FONHARE you can enjoy your vacation and learn our culture and how beautiful is Haiti.
You also can do it, in FONHARE you can mix work and vacation, that’s mean clinic work from Monday to Friday and vacation on weekend. Don’t think it more just come to see! In FONHARE you help disabled people to get better life and you relax yourself. The Haitian expression says: “ kill two birds in one shot” (Touye de swazo yon sel kou).
Volunteers support FONHARE CLINIC working with direct patients to help us accomplish our goals of improving the quality of life of kids, youth and adults living with disabilities in Haiti. There is great needs for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologist, Physician (PM&R) and Project Management at FONHARE.
You also can be involved helping people with disabilities in Haiti to get a better life. FONHARE is waiting for you, : )
Our Rehabilitation facility is located in a safe area where our volunteers work in a very safe environment.
On April 18, 2013 The Haitian Foundation of Rehabilitation FONHARE realized a Wheelchair Distribution where 25 persons with physical disabilities from different cities in the Northeast of Haiti received a wheelchair to improve their mobility, independence for the activity of daily living and quality of life.
This wheelchair distribution was realized by the support of Walkabout Foundation, so those people are very thankful for your help dear Walkabout Foundation!
FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FONHARE ADVOCATED ON THE MEDIA FOR ACCESSIBLE CITIES IN HAITI FOR DISABLED PEOPLE REMOVING ALL BARRIERS.
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IN THIS PROGRAM FONHARE ADVOCATES FOR THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES INTO SOCIETY.
Please click on the orange botton to listen to the radio program.
The Haitian Foundation of Rehabilitation FONHARE finished the construction of the first rehabilitation center in the northeast of Haiti as a Christmas gift to his Haitian people who have suffered so much hoping for a rehabilitation center where they can receive care for restoring lost physical abilities.
This center was built to provide care of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Early Stimulation for children 0-6 years old, all in a fun and safe environment.
Now for the functioning of the new rehab center we miss a generator and an inverter because there is not electricity and basic equipment of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. FONHARE account on your incomparable support in the second phase of this achievement.
Mr. Gerald Oriol, Secretary of State to the Integration of Disabled People (BSEIPH), greet the FONHARE´s services
The President of the Foundation of Haitian Rehabilitation (FONHARE), Mr Louius Ivens was received by the Secretary of State to the Integration of People with Disabilities, Me Gerald Oriol, in his office that December 12, 2012 to enter review the services provided by FONHARE to disabled population and consolidate its shares.
Mr Oriol, who upon accession to the secretariat has never ceased to make a plea for the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities has been greatly impressed with the achievements made by the FONHARE for people with disabilities with very limited financial resources.
The FONHARE the only institution that provides rehabilitation services in the Northeast of Haiti, has implemented a series of initiatives aimed to enable people with disabilities to enjoy their rights as enshrined in international conventions and Haitian law.
The physiotherapist and occupational therapist Louius presented programs of his institution who seek not only the rehabilitation of disabled people, but also reintegration into society. In this sense, the institution carries out an awareness program on various radios in the country to allow the population to learn to live with the disabled people. Through its program “Independent Living”, the Foundation of Haitian Rehabilitation landscape houses and public spaces to make them accessible to people with disabilities.
Aware of the impact of the earthquake of 12 January 2012 on the living conditions of the Haitian population, including increasing the number of disabled people in the country, the Secretary of State to the integration of people with disabilities and the President of FONHARE, Mr. Gerald Oriol and Mr. Ivens Louius respectively, have agreed on the need to reduce the vulnerability of people with disabilities in the country.