Haiti Soleil has developed a six-point program focus to achieve its mission, vision, and objectives. This six-point program ensures a global perspective to understanding, and engaging with, local communities in Haiti.
Arts and Literacy for a Better World
Promotes literacy and visual arts through literacy and art projects that reinforce positive attitudes about education and innovative activities designed to bring visual arts and literature to the youth and the public at large.
Technology for the Future
Collaborate with institutions, schools, companies, and organizations to provide young Haitians with access to computers, electronic sources and training in new technology.
Global Exchange for Cultural Diversity
Advances projects that provide young Haitians and those interested in Haiti with the opportunity to participate in cross-cultural exchanges with others all over the world to develop a more international and global perspective.
Friends of Haiti Program
Work with elementary, high school and college student organizations, and other youth organizations to educate students about Haiti, involve them in the ongoing efforts of Haiti Soleil and connect them with young Haitians in Haiti with similar interest, goals and dreams.
Targets youth in Haiti between the ages of 6-18 to develop positive self-image and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Physical and Mental Health
Physical and Mental Health Fosters physical and mental health education activities in the libraries and museums Haiti Soleil develops to enhance physical activity and promote healthy habits in children’s lives.
Haiti Soleil is partnered with Bibliothèque du Soleil to develop the library’s resources and cultural space for the neighborhood of Carrefour-Feuille, in Port-au Prince, Haiti. Bibliothèque du Soleil, founded by Haitian Journalist and Novelist Pierre Clitandre, has been servicing the community of Carrefour-Feuilles since 2005. Bibliothèque du Soleil provides free access to knowledge and research, literacy development, nurturing spaces for creative expression, cultural exchange, and opportunities for intellectual development. The goal of Bibliothèque du Soleil is to transform the community and individual lives through the development of a shared space for knowledge exchange and cultural enrichment. Bibliothèque du Soleil receives additional support from FOKAL and through Haiti Soleil's partnership with the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
There are many ways to support our relief efforts in the community of Carrefour-Feuilles and the reconstruction of Bibliothèque du Soleil during this difficult time: