"Professionals who are used to exercising their expertise within the confines of their disciplines are now challenged to confront issues at the interface of their expertise and the expertise in allied fields of knowledge." - Colin I. Bradford, Beyond the Washington Consensus
Bagay Dwol Haiti Relief Fund
The purpose of this initiative is to empower hard to reach local Haitian communities throughout the rebuilding process of Haiti with the necessary tools and resources for survival and rehabilitation. We achieve this through the on-the-ground leadership of Haitian-American Regine Zamor, who is working to bridge the gap between the communities and major relief organizations to support the distribution of aid, work effectively with local orphanages, fund and coordinate activities for youth, organize mobile medical clinics in underserved areas, and enlist local Haitian community organizers and residents in relief efforts.
The Bagay Dwol Relief Fund stems from Strange Things, a cinematic feature-length documentary that captures the spirit of human survival and transports you to Haiti's strange contrasts, breathtaking landscapes and rich history, through the eyes of street children in Cap Haitien. With over 380,000 street children prior to January 12, 2010, Haiti is now home to a growing number of unaccompanied children and orphans, post earthquake. Regine Zamor (Translator/co-Producer of Strange Things) traveled to Haiti shortly after the earthquake to assist in relief efforts in many of the dense, yet underserved areas in and around Port-au-Prince. Many of these areas are still without direct assistance--yet are well-organized communities of local families, despite having lost their homes. Through empowering the community with necessary resources and liaising with major aid organizations spearheading relief efforts, the Bagay Dwol Relief Fund will train temporary camp community leaders, bridge the gap between relief organizations and the communities they are trying to reach, provide medical mobile clinics and replenish local clinics with supplies; provide funding to sustainable grassroots Haitian organizations and support the livelihood, protection, safety, and human rights of local children.
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