Happy New Year! Dare Humanity would like to thank you for your support in the past year and welcome your continued partnership in 2022. We accomplished many goals in 2021 and hope to make an even bigger difference in the year ahead of us.
In the past year, we restructured the Young Dreams Sponsorship Program (YDSP) by working with a school administrator named Marie who helped us establish a partnership with her school in Montrouis, Haiti. Because of this we were able to sponsor an additional 17 students for a total of 25 in the YDSP. Our work last year has made it possible for 25 students from across Haiti, in the communities of Sonyen, Deluge, Montrouis, and Port au Prince to be able to attend school. We welcomed our students into the new year by throwing them a party in Sonyen.
The Men Kontre (Helping Hands) Program was also expanded to provide aid to areas affected by the recent earthquake. The Men Kontre program was able to provide easily accessible and healthy food to 330 people in 2021, continuing the fight against food insecurity in Haiti.
The business side of Dare Humanity also grew in 2021. New partnerships were established with the organizations Eclectivate, Crowned in Christ, Fingerpaint, and Water for Life.
Eclectivate is a nonprofit consultancy firm supporting nonprofit organizations in their development efforts.
Crowned in Christ is a faith based apparel company aiding our vision with a percentage of their sales.
Fingerpaint is a health and wellness agency that sponsors our Young Dreams Sponsorship Program and Men Kontre Program.
Water for Life Filter is a non-profit organization that provides water filters for those in need.
Last year, we purchased 16 water filters through Water for Life and were generously gifted 12 more. These will support our Clean Water Initiative in Sonyen where we are working to provide pure drinking water.
Lastly, we expanded our team by hiring Treasure Udechukwu and Kerry Munyon! Treasure is passionate about personal growth through education and is following that interest through the Young Dreams Sponsorship Program. As the Social Media and Marketing intern (and new Lead Intern), Kerry will pursue her passion of making a difference in people’s lives using art and graphic design.
At the end of 2021, we made a plan for all of the goals we want to achieve this year. In 2022, we would like to expand the Young Dreams Sponsorship Program, making room for an additional five students, for a total of 30 students. We would like to learn more about our sponsored students and their families in order to serve them better and enhance the program.
We will make our way back to Haiti, bringing water filters to families in Sonyen. Our long term goal is to install a water pump in Sonyen.
Lastly, we are planning to acquire more partnerships to assist us with our operations and programming.
We are tremendously proud of what we accomplished in 2021 and extremely grateful to our supporters who made our work possible. We are looking forward to all of the exciting efforts we have planned for this year and can’t wait to see what 2022 has to offer Dare Humanity
About the Author
Simone Faulkner is our Communications Intern at Dare Humanity. Growing up in the Bay Area, with its reputation for social change, she realized that her purpose in life is to help people through service and kindness. This is what she plans to do as an intern for Dare Humanity by writing blog posts and exploring partnerships with companies. When she's not volunteering she loves to play soccer, write, bake, and explore the outdoors.