78 current projects
5,437 direct beneficiaries
Outreach Community Responds to Hurricane Matthew Like the rest of you, we here at Outreach have watched the devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew in recent days with feelings of dread and heartbreak. The footage and photos are still coming out,...
Issues And Impact
In Haiti, 40 percent of people lack access to safe drinking water. Before Outreach began working in Haiti, none of the 10 schools we now serve had access to water.
In Outreach schools, 40 percent of children now have access to clean water, and we continue to build that number.
Following the earthquake in 2010, an estimated 30 percent of children were suffering from malnourishment. And according to UNICEF, malnutrition is responsible for about 60 percent of all Haitian deaths in people under the age of 18.
Initiating school feeding programs with more than 1,000 children involved, nine out of every 10 children have gained weight. We have been able to use this program in 14 schools and will be adding another school in the coming year.
According to the Government of Haiti, the earthquake in 2010 resulted in damage or destruction to 50 percent of primary and secondary schools. Thanks to a massive rebuilding effort, some of these educational facilities have been restored. But today, roughly 75 percent of teachers lack adequate training, resulting in below average test results for many children.
Outreach is helping thousands of children access education. 96 percent of children in our schools have passed their exams, and are able to access further education.