Is to transform the lives of the world's most vulnerable children through knowledge and education. We believe every child deserves a high-quality education regardless where they come from.
We envisage a future where no child is left behind and where all children may go to school, learn, play, and succeed. Everybody should be able to read and write and illiteracy should not be a major issue anymore.
What we do: we send one more kid to school!
Friends of Cité Soleil serves and supports the Caribbeans’s most vulnerable children starting from Haiti and quickly expanding to other countries in the area. Our main focus is education, followed by nutrition and healthcare. We serve communities and families that cannot afford to send they kids to school and make sure it becomes a possibility for them.
Friends of Cité Soleil (FOC-S) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer based non-profit organization, founded in 2011 helping victims of extreme poverty by giving young girls and boys a healthy start and the opportunity to learn and succeed in a warm and safe environment. Education is a fundamental human right. We are dedicated in making sure that marginalised children can enjoy their right to a quality education and thrive.
FOC-S was founded by the daughter of Dc Carlo Boulos : “a short, cheerful, story telling man and a giant in the world Medicine” - as described by the Washington Post – who truly made a difference for the people of Haiti. Following the steps of the farther, FOC-S was created and continues to help the communities in needs, especially in Cité Soleil (Port-au-Prince), one of the Western Hemisphere’s biggest and poorest slums. We work with struggling and marginalised communities in the Caribbean region, assisting them with Education, food and healthcare.
We have been operating since 2011 with the financial support of leading foundations and corporation, as well as individual donations. Together we can create a better world through education.
2000 Tutions fees waived for all the students of the Foyer Culturel Saint Vincent de Paul
100 School kits provided for the students of the Ecole Mixte de Jabouin
56 Jobs created
42 Teachers trained
Access to clean water and soap
Access to sanitation stations
Where we operate:
A few facts about Haiti:
50 percent of children in Haiti do not attend school
Haiti’s literacy rate is 61% - The average literacy rate for Latin American and Caribbean developing countries is 92%
Almost 80 percent of teachers have not received any pre-service training
59% of the population lives on less than US$2 per day