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

37,867

Number of people in 2018 who are still displaced by the 2010 earthquake (Amnesty Internaional, 2018)

74%
Of Haiti's urban population live in slums (BBC, 2018)

Haiti is considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with  the most recent survey (2012) showing 58.5% of the population, over 6 million people, living with less than US$1.23 per day (World Bank).

The 2010 earthquake destroyed or damaged 295,000 houses, adding to the already significant backlog of 300,000 required houses (Habitat, 2019). The biggest reasons for internal displacement, apart from natural disasters, are forced evictions, chronic food insecurity, and fragile political and environmental stability (Internal Displacement, 2019).