When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti’s southern peninsula on October 4th, PRODEV, responded immediately by working strategically with partner with organizations to ensure a return to normalcy for the children we serve. We responded in the following ways:
• We addressed communities’ immediate needs with distribution of water, food and clothing.
• In collaboration with the Canadian Embassy, the JDC and with generous donor support, we distributed over 3,000 back-to-school kits which included school books grades 1-6, school material and classroom supplies.
• With the support of Digicel Foundation we were able to develop a module for post trauma intervention which addresses post disaster trauma in affected communities.
• With the support of the Coca Cola Foundation , we are currently using out trauma modules to give 496 educators the skills address issues related to post and on-going trauma. PRODEV's post hurricane teacher training program will impact 11,160 children from the South ,Grand’Anse and Nippes.