Haiti

Fondation L’Athlétique D’Haiti

Fondation L’Athlétique D’Haiti (Haiti Athletic Foundation) was founded in 1994 by Robert Duval, a human rights activist and a Haitian football and basketball star. L’Athlétique D’Haiti is a non-profit youth development organisation that provides sports and education to youth at risk in Haiti. It supplies sports facilities, free coaching, free education, and free meals.

The programme has grown to provide sports training, nutrition, and medical and educational assistance to more than 1,500 participants every day. Besides providing material and educational support, the programme aims at teaching children and young people the importance and value of self-discipline, goal-setting, and teamwork.

Organisation Details

Participants

Children and young adults aged 6 to 24

Locations

Port-au-Prince (Drouillard and Cite Soleil), Jeremy, Delande (Artibonite), and Simonette

Homelessness Statistics

2.3 million
People lost their home to the 2010 earthquake
70%
Of the population in Port-au-Prince live in slums slums (Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2014)

More than 60,000 people have been forcibly evicted from their shelter in makeshift camps since 2010 (Amnesty International). Since the earthquake, gender-based violence has increased, particularly affecting homeless women (CSIS, 2013).