Within the Heart for Haiti Children's
Village there are 4 buildings with each 2 apartments under 1
roof, making eight apartments total. Each apartment comfortably
holds 10 to 12 children. All apartments were renovated in 2002
and have furniture and sanitary conditions. This is in Haiti
considered as luxury. These apartments now have running water
and a working sewage system.
At 5.00 a.m., everyone gets out of bed and
the day begins. The children take their showers, put on their
school uniforms, and at 6.30 a.m. the day opening takes place,
which includes singing, reading from their Bible, praying,
and silent reflection.
At 7.45 a.m., they have breakfast, then go to school from
8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. After school, they put on their
normal clothing and have dinner. After dinner usually comes
a nap. From 3:00 p.m. until the evening, a child can play
and/or take part in an activity. This is also the time when
they do their schoolwork. In the evening, recreation is organized
along with Bible studies.
who grow up here are very fortunate. They can flee the daily
struggle of living in Haiti to get the chance to develop themselves.
When they are old enough, they may have the opportunity to
return to normal society.
This requires of course accomplishment and the ability to be
able to live in the harsh reality of Haiti outside of the children’s
village. When they are ready, they will go to live outside of
the village. Supported by the fact they have work and are well
educated, they will prove resistant against poverty and able
to find their way in society.
At this moment, there are around 100 children living in
the children’s village. About 60 children have already
turned in the society to live outside the village. The all-children’s
village “Bon Repos” is supported by means of a
child support program.