"We aim to inspire and empower underprivileged children through arts education and creativity"

Our students in Port-au-Prince, Haiti    

Our Mission

The three main goals of Les Couleurs Charity are to inspire, educate and empower children who come from underprivileged socio-economic backgrounds and have very few educational opportunities to thrive. With our CREATE Program, we give them the tools to unleash their wonderful creative energy,  make them feel empowered and appreciated, and teach them skills that may potentially create artistic opportunities or careers for them. Children thus inspired feel and express so much joy and it tremendously helps their overall cognitive development as well. Our group arts projects make children create stronger bonds with each other and yet it also enhances their individual talents and skills. As a result, we strongly believe that our CREATE program makes a big difference in the lives of those children. Looking at the happy faces, seeing their art and hearing their stories, makes us feel inspired every day to continue developing and expanding our mission.

We want to help these children thrive by giving them creative opportunities and teaching them skills that will enhance their lives. We hope you join us in our mission to break down the walls that limit the beauty and creativity of the human spirit.

Our students after the class in Delmas, Haiti

Our students after the class in Delmas, Haiti

Our Philosophy

We believe that to achieve a long lasting change and to break a cycle of poverty we should in children's education, because they are the future. We believe in strong local partnerships and understanding the needs of the communities we serve. We collaborate with local schools, orphanages and share the best and most efficient practices.

We invest into the training of our local teachers so the can provide better quality education to the children they work with. Our teachers are trained by local professionals and become role models and mentors to the most disadvantaged children. That way we create a cycle of continuous learning that trickles down from local educated professionals all the way to the most vulnerable children.

 

Class in progress, downtown Port-au-Prince at "La Fraternite" Orphanage

Class in progress, downtown Port-au-Prince at "La Fraternite" Orphanage

What is 'Create' ?

Visual & Applied Arts, Crafts, Dance, Music, Graphic Design, Coding & Animation, English Language, Fashion Design and Pattern Making

CREATE is a 4 year comprehensive arts program, aiming at fostering children's creativity and cognitive skills. The curriculum consists of visual and applied arts, fashion design and crafts, computer graphics, coding and animation. We also have music, dance and English language programs. From portrait drawing to dance and coding, we aim at enhancing various aspects of children's creativity and providing them with a variety of skills. Additionally, as we work closely with the local artisanal community, we strive at strengthening the local bonds and gaining the trust and support to expand our program. 

Where we work?

Currently there are 350 children at 20 orphanages in Port-au-Prince, Haiti enrolled into our CREATE program. Our local teachers visit each orphanage twice per week and work with children for 2 hours.

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Poverty in Haiti is heartbreaking and unfair. Severe lack of access to education creates the cycle of poverty for generations. The Haitian people have so much potential but oftentimes lack the resources to fulfill it, so we decided todo something about it.

  • Only 1 in 10,000 Haitians have access to a modern doctor. 70% lack access to running water and sanitary facilities. And only 11% have electricity. 
  • Haiti has an unemployment rate of over 40%. Of those who do have jobs, more than 2/3 are employed “informally,” meaning they are selling their goods in the market or on the streets.
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