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ONET Haiti Petit-Goave 2012 kids summer camp

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on September 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

From August 20th to August 25th, 2012, ONET Haiti conducted its 2012 summer camp for an amount of 100 kids. Thanks to the financial support of our two partners Palmerdale United Methodist church through Jerry Powell and Sentry Engineering Group, Inc. through Norm COWDEN, the kids camp took place in Armée du Salut school located in Ave La Liberté, Petit-Goâve, Haiti. Besides this important support by our two partners, the members of the ONET organization did play an incredible role in organizing the event and its implementation. During this third realization, the children along with their parents enjoyed the program and require even much more every year. Our Hundred children approximately ( 90 kids to 102 at the very last day) were proposed a large range of activities where they were called to express themselves. Our hosts made a great job by presenting diferent subjects along with some other social and religious actors in the city. This summer camp which the slogan was ”The country should take off with the children” was a great moment to the children to exchange and learn by doing, playing, praying and eating together with the ONET staff who have learned much more about their wishes. Among the activities which constitute the programme, we had Bible studies, Education awareness, talk on hygienic issues, cleanliness; environment issues, hand craft, drawings, painting, creative works, free performance, role-playing games, foot-ball competition, children Rights, etc. During these three experiences, we have been learning different problems that our society is facing. Parents and kids are excited about this humanitary and social activity, but they also understand that more need to be done as to better assist. It is a great occasion for us to know, through individual talking to kids and parents, that most of them have their report cards held at the school administration because of left over debt. This kind of activity creates a better understanding of the situation of the majority of these needy kids who don’t have entertaining time besides schools. In fact, it is a real annuel ready-to-go meeting that they have every year with ONET to gather and out-school interact with other kids they might not know before. This annual program is the very important place where the members of the Organization get an incentive about our mission to help and support those kids. As a new point, before the last day, the coordinator along with four hosts had a great time by the sea with the young ones talking about the importance of keeping their environment clean. As it is shown in the pictures below, they were excited walking from the camp site on line to the sea side. Seventy-two (72) of them from age 8 to 16 took part in this activity, asked question, made pictures, played, and learned how to be more reasonable towards their environment.

ONET 2011 Petit-Goave Summer Camp realization

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on September 10, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

ONET 2011 Petit-Goave Summer Camp realization

As expected, ONET 2011 Summer Camp took place in Petit-Goave as to provide a great entertaining and rich time to our kids. During those two days many activities were done by our hosts and members of this kid-related organization. 70 registered kids added by others coming from the local areas where the camp took place entertained and learned new activities during those days. Participants were happy and required us to pursue the activities for more days. As we were short of products, we could not satisfy their request. It is to mention that we haven’t received any kind of supports from other institutions in the area to realize the activity. This year, our support came only from our friends of the Palmerdale Methodist Church, Alabama. We used this funding to buy goods and schools items for manual works.

As it is shown in the pictures below, manual works and other physical activities such as dance, soccer game,…were part of our program. According to the plan, we had Biblical stories, manual works, techniques of First Aid, English basic notions, free performance where they were required to freely perform in front of the whole group, Story telling, poems, drawings, entertainment,…..

One of the most impressing activities is where the children were asked to make a drawing in which they had to present the living environment of their choice. The main idea is that they draw houses and places where they took into considerations the different aspects of the expected infrastructures due to the consequences of the January 12 that stroke Haiti. Their drawings presented their willing to live in a society where the basic principles of the environment are respected and taken into consideration. Games places, learning infrastructures and security issues were part of their concerns.

Once again, we are very pleased to thank all of our sponsors especially the Board committee of the Palmerdale Methodist Church for their commitment to our case which constitutes of helping our Haitian children. Thanks again for your help.

Here are some pictures taken during the 2011 Summer Camp in Petit-Goâve,Haiti.

@September 5, 2011

kids enjoying thier breakfast durind the camp.

ONET/ 2011 Summer Camp

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on June 30, 2011 at 8:12 AM Comments comments (0)

2011 ONET Summer camp/ Petit-Goave

ONET organization is peased to announce its yearly summer camp in Petit-Goave that takes place from August 16 to August 16th, 2011. Thanks to the generosity of our partners and friends, we will be capable of providing an important support to our kids. A large portion of activities have been chosen to create an entertaining and educative atmosphere during this period of time. Parents and members of the organization commit to join our energy and strength as to provide a psychological environment to our kids prior to the school opening in early September 2011.

Thanks again to our friends and partners, and especially those who still think that the future of the country depends on the way we are currently treating our kids. Our objectives is to gather a large number of kids during those days, but our means are limited. In fact, we still welcome your contributions to better pursuit this objective.

Best regards,

 Here are some pictures of the 2010 Camps

 

Les enfants, un an apres!

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on January 12, 2011 at 7:32 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                Et les enfants, 1 an après!

Un an après le séisme devastateur qui a frappé le pays, le peuple haïtien est l’objet d’un ensemble de bilans de par et d’autres. Parmi ces acteurs se vantant d’avoir fait quelque chose après le séisme, on trouve le gouvernement, des organisations non gouvernementales et caritatives, etc. Quelques - uns dressent un bilan relativement positif et d’autres restent encore sceptiques par rapport aux contributions effectives apportées jusqu’à date.

En tant que représentant d’organisation (O.N.E.T- Òganizasyon Nasyonal pou Ede Timoun) oeuvrant dans le domaine de développement des enfants, nous n’avons pu relever que quelques petits projets ponctuels et passagers qui ont été réalisés à l’intention des enfants. Quelques organismes internationaux  ont mis sur pied quelques activités ‘’psychosociales’’ permettant aux enfants surtout de jouer au cours de la période post-séisme. Ce qui retient notre attention, c’est le fait que la reconstruction ou la ‘’refondation’’ fictive ou conceptuelle du pays continue à faire des tollés dans le monde proche, sans une véritable concrétisation des aides promises. Même si on est pas trop sûrs que le plan réel global de reconstruction de la république de port-au-prince ait été déjà envisagé, ou pour mieux dire si cette question de reconstruction de pays reste encore une priorité pour les « autoriés ». Notre refexion de la situation nous améne à nous poser tant de questions sur l’avenir d’un pays frappé par tout type de séismes, les uns plus meurtriers que les autres. En effet, comment penser recontruire et surtout refonder, pour reprendre le mot du leader, bien qu’il ne l’utilise plus, pendant que les enfants et jeunes non – encore - corrompus restent encore dans les rues attendre le blanc leur donner de l’éducation, de la nourriture, de l’eau, de tentes, d’habits, de jeux, etc ? Comment penser à refonder un pays en continuant à éliminer toutes les valeurs morales du peuple ? comment conceptualiser un projet de développemet d’un pays en pensant seulement à Port-au-prince, centre de tous les malheurs du monde ? comment refonder un pays où le premier reflexe d’un ressortissant est de laisser le pays de quelque moyen que ce soit ? comment arriver à créer un climat de confiance entre les fils du pays si les prétendus modèles sont en pénuerie de self-esteem ? comment faire respecter le droit du peuple si même le droit à la nourriture des enfants n’est pas respecté ? La nourriture, qui est un élément de base à tous les individus du monde. Les responsables peuvent ne pas comprendre ce que veut dire la faim, car la cuisine patriotique ne leur laisse pas de temps d’avoir faim. Il est difficile, voire impossible de penser qu’en 2011 dans un pays à environ 1h45mn de Miami, (USA), de concevoir que l’accès à un plat fait l’objet d’une lutte quotidienne ardente . Nous avons un ensemble de ministères s’impliquant dans cette question, un ensemble d’organisations,- nationales, internationales et non gouvernementales - travaillant dans les domaines de l’alimentation et de l’éducation. Pouvons-nous continuer à abandonner le peuple sous la grâce internationale ?

Une hypothèse possible à ce cette attitude laxiste du gouvernement est qu’il a besoin de ces situations de précarité du peuple pour faire ses beurres. Les élections du 28 Novembre en est un exemple palpable ! Ils doivent pressuposer que ventre affamé n’a point d’oreilles tout comme tête vide ne réflechit pas. Ils ont tous visité des pays étrangers et ils constatent très bien comment les gens vivent à partir des éléments de base nécessaires au fonctionnement quotidien. Ils en ont eux-mêmes, donc ils s’en fichent !

Pour revenir à notre propos sur nos enfants, nous nous sommes vraiment préoccupés par la conjoncture actuelle qui n’envisage aucun projet concret pour le devenir de nos enfants, donc de notre pays. Ils nous parait très difficile de projeter ce qu’on pourra faire dans dix ans, après que ces adultes disparaissent, les jeunes intellectuels voyagent, avec ce pays qui attire l’attention de tout un chacun en quête de liberté et de compréhension de phénomènes sociaux. Les valeurs qu’on inculque aux enfants ne font que nous enfoncer dans la boue. Ces valeurs qui consistent à les transformer en parasites et en destructeurs des biens de l’état (destruction par le feu, les pierres, ...) sous pretexte que c’est à l’état et non pas à nous. Tout pour exprimer leurs désaccords à la qualité et la quantité des services fournis. Nous nous gardons d’évoquer ici le problème de santé malsains ignorent les malades incapables !

Nous terminerons pour dire que, si nous voulons vraiment voir un Haiti en voie de développement, les droits des enfants doivent être respectés dans la société. Ce respect doit tenir compte des éléments les plus basiques à leur développement aux plus importants. De la nourriture à l’Éducation en passant pas un logement décent, un projet global incluant tout le pays au travers d’une école uniforme doit être envisagée en vue de réduire l’écart social qui ronge notre société. La situation des enfants des milieux ruraux, le mode de vie des parents ne peuvant même pas répondre à leurs propres besoins, doivent interpeller la conscience de tous. Des établissements scolaires présentant une image des camps de réfugiés dans les zones rurales doivent aussi bénéficier de l’attention des concernés en vue d’une amélioration structurelle. Nous ne pouvons pas dire que faire pour améliorer le problème, mais nous pensons qu’il faut, en plus de la refondation du système scolaire, aussi envisager des centres professionnels dans tout le pays pour aider les retardés et ceux qui ne peuvent pas continuer sur le plan académique de s’approprier des professions pratiques leur permettant de faire face à la vie de chaque jour.

Comment confier l’avenir d’un pays à un enfant dont le demain n’est pas certain !

Joyeux Noel!

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on December 21, 2010 at 8:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Message de ONET à l’occasion de la Noël,

  

                 A l’occasion de la Noël, O.N.E.T, Òganizasyon Nasyonal pou Ede Timoun, tient à souhaiter de joyeuses fêtes à tous les enfants du pays. Dans une situation où nous ne savons pas exactement notre destinée de peuple digne de vie sur une terre commune, nous pourrions nous asbtenir de ces souhaits hypocrites habituels. Mais sachant que la conjoncture exige que nous fassions des efforts et que nous témoignons de l’espoir envers nos enfants et jeunes – si fictif soit-il -, nous convions tous les haïtiens à faire front commun pour sauver le pays de cette tribulation non méritée. Donc, au lieu de vous faire des voeux de résignations fluides, nous vous demanderions de prendre la période de Noël pour penser sur notre situation de peuple et de prendre les décisions qui s’imposent. Ces décisions peuvent d’abord partir de la façon de former nos enfants sur les valeurs universelles humaines. Ce qui manque à nos « dirigeants » insensibles aux problèmes des autres.

                   Ainsi tenons - nous à rappeller à tous de revaloriser le rôle des enfants dans la sociéte, car ils seront nos futurs dirigeants. Si une telle initiative avait été prise dans le passé, nous aurions pas eu de tels incompétents nous représentant sur la scène internationale. Les situations post-séisme, la catastrophe du choléra, le cyclône, le désordre électoral,... auraient été écartés de nos portes. Luttons ensemble pour sauver la nature dont nous sommes le contenu.

Ann sispann di pito nou lèd nou la !

Ann goumen pou nou chanje sa

Nou pa bezwen prezidan pou n peye lekol pou yon timoun !

Nou pa bezwen kazek pou n’ ranje yon ti bout wout !

Nou pa bezwen met dife si nou pa kontan !

Nou pa bezwen tann prezidan an pou di nou fok nou lave men nou ! ( n’ap gentan aprann sa yo lekòl menm jan ak tout moun)

Si nou moutre nou konn sa nou vle yo pa ka ba nou sa yo vle !

Si nou kwe nan travay, y’ap ofri nou travay pase yo pote lajan abstrè pou nou !

Ann met men nan pat la !

Nou te yon bijou nan zòn nan anvan nou tounen sa nou ye a, ebyen nou ka tounen yon boul dyaman si nou konn valè nou !

Nou pa gen nèj, nou pa gen gè sivil, nou pa gen tsunami,.... ann rezoud pwoblèm sa yo. Konsa nou va tounen pèp nou te ye a ak lòt destine.

Ann pa tann yo menase koupe viza nou anvan nou sove timoun lakay nou,

Paske se paske nou pa gen valè ki fè viza a gen valè

Se paske lakay pa bon, ki fè lakay zòt gen valè !

Ann itilize sa ki bon kay zòt pou nou geri malad pa nou an nan fason pa nou !

Lè sa a, nou va di tout moun JWAYE NOWEL !

Petit-Goâve, 22 Décembre 2010

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Waveplace visit to ONET in Petit-Goave,Haiti

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on December 1, 2010 at 11:21 AM Comments comments (0)

November 2, 2010, at approximately 13h00, an american Organization involved in Kids issues visited O.N.E.T ( Organizasyon Nasyonal pou Ede Timoun)as a way to evaluate

our situation for prospective partnership. O.N.E.T Staff and a group of kids attented that meeting with Waveplace group as to discuss about kids educational programme.  The  

meeting went well and all the participants were happy. Waveplace is currently  involved

in gathering, as they stated, Donors and LAPTOPs to respond to O.N.E.T request.

 

The following pictures and article are extracted from their report on their journey:

 

 

waveplace board and ONET Staff

Kids and O.N.E.T Staff

 

After Miragoâne, we continued along a smoother section of Route 2 to Petite-Goâve to meet with O.N.E.T, another prospective Waveplace partner.  They too had assembled

many children and adults for our talk, and they too sang for us! 

At both locations, it was very difficult to say "maybe" to these hopeful people, particularly

the children. Our purpose was to evaluate the locations  for  possible  pilots,  but  when you're talking in front of a large group, it's hard to  press  the  point that they might not be chosen. We are at the mercy of OLPC,  who decides whether  they  will  receive  laptops, and our donors, who decide whether to help us fund these pilots. I did have the kids say into the video camera, "Please  give  us  laptops", in English, just to  make  it  harder  for OLPC and the donors to say no.  We  at Waveplace  of course  would  say "yes",   though i

t is not for us to say.

O.N.E.T looks like a very strong grassroots Haitian organization that would also be a very good partner. Meeting groups in person is incredibly valuable.

(http://waveplace.com/news/blog/archive/001012.jsp

 

Article written by Kendson'n DANJOU ( ONET/Chairperson), Dec.1, 2010

First week O.N.E.T Children Camps in Petit-Goave

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on September 15, 2010 at 10:49 PM Comments comments (0)

From August 31st 2010 to September 17th,with the financial support of Donators ( Sentryeng Engineering Company, COlvin Steve, Jerry Powell, Heratland Alliance, Solution Center, WFP), members of the ONET organization located in Petit-Goave organized a summer Camp for about 200 kids  per days. This activity - as it was stated primarily in the project - is being implementing as to help the kids to enjoy themselves while learning during the Summer Vacations after the Eathquake which stroke Haiti on January 12, 2010. Two meals were served. Parents and CHildren reported that they expect the activity to continue for more weeks.

And according to some support we were given by World Food Program, we have the opportunity to pursue the activity for the kids. Now we are currently meeting with 210 kids daily on the Camp Site in Petit-Goave. This is a period for the kids to socialize themselves with other kids and other professionals in the Area. Explorations, Sport activities, drawing, Good manners, Psycho-social issues and others are among the different activities which are part of our daily program. Pictures available in iPhoto gallery section   

O.N.E.T parents and Camp Planning meeting

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on August 31, 2010 at 9:16 AM Comments comments (0)

August 22, 2010, in our actual local, all the members of O.N.E.T and the other members of the different commissions dealing with Health, Environment, Education , sport and animation as to come up with a final program for the monthly camp activity. That was the occasion for the different groups to propose and discuss about their different concerns. They are all committed to work together for the success of the summer Camp. See Photo Gallery (summer camp Workshop pictures

 

 

August 29, 2010, at approximately 1100 hours, we, the board committee members of O.N.E.T, have conducted our meeting with about a total of parents of the kids. That meeting took place in our local. The purpose of this meeting was to inform them more about our projects, especially our summer camp. The parents expressed their concerns and continued to ask us questions concerning the way we are trying to implement more project in Petit-Goâve to help their kids. They were even curious by proposing us any kind of support they can provide or we may need. This meeting was an important part of our Organization life, because we can’t work or perform our duties without their support. During all the period of this activity, parents proposed to visit the Camp site as to see and judge the quality of our activity. See Photo Gallery (Parents meeting Album Posted by Kendson'n O.N.E.T Chairperson

SUMMER CAMP PROJECT

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on August 23, 2010 at 1:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Children Support National Organization

Kids Summer camp 2010

 

 

slogan : Help me to support my country

from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, 2010

July 2010

 

Project : kids summer Camp

Project overview

O.N.E.T (in Creole: Òganizasyon Nasyonal Pou Ede Timoun) ‘’ in English (Children Support National Organization)’’ is a non-profit based organization, located in Petit-Goave Haiti, involving in kids related issues. We work especially with children who are in hard difficulties. We hear by vulnerable kids, those who are apparently in bad situation considering their dressing, physical standing and attitude. So, we contact their parents to explain them our intention to them as to help them become useful citizens for themselves and for the country. In O.N.E.T, we have taken the initiative to bring our contribution to the social, behavioral, and educative reconstruction of our Haitian kids. From this kind of thought, we plan to organize a summer camp for the kids as to help to recover after the earthquake which stroke the country on January 12, 2010, and also after the end of the current school year. We have also taken this initiative to prepare them on psychological and social issue face to the upcoming school period.

Considering that a great part of our kids in refugee camps are living in precarious situation and that some parents are neglecting their missions, this activity will emphasize on awareness on negatives consequences of their current behavior and new lifestyle. Socially, this activity will help them socialize with other kids. Activities such as role play, sketch, texts and others which will be parts of our program to make them aware of gang related activities, practice of mutual respect, respect of environment, value of education, and a set of activities allowing them to take a better direction. For that matter, we will have a group of qualified persons to help us offer a good activity week to them. We will have some professionals from the community to talk to the kids on a subject appealing their concerns such as education, environment, etc. Thus, besides the entertaining program, a rich program will be presented to them during the whole week.

Program

The fact that is rather entertainment than pedagogical, we have not included too much formal/scholar activities. However, with the support of our well-trained personnel in the realization of the project, we will have the following activities:

a) Initiation to music

b) Initiation to English language (days of the week, Colors, Month of the year, Date, Hours, Members of the family, English songs, direction and address, etc.)

c) Sport (Foot-ball, Basket, Volley-Ball, race, etc.)

d) Initiation to painting

e) Initiation to drawing and handcraft

f) Poem

g) Hygiene Promotion

h) Psychosocial Assistance

Through this daily based program, they will be relaxing, training, informing and expressing themselves among other kids, especially through the different talks we will implement. Two meals constituting of a breakfast and lunch will be served to them.

Organization and closing activity

To end this weekly activity, a party will be organized along with their parents and the different sponsors involving in the realization of the program.

Aimed results

After the completion of this weekly activity, the participants will be able to:

a) Be more conscious of themselves as human being; be more conscious of their fonction in the society

b) To prove a significant change of attitude through their way of acting

c) Re-consider the concept of education, environment, mutual and respect.

d) Bring the local authorities to be more conscious about the kids situation

Finally, as the slogan states ‘’ Help me to support my country’’, may this summer camp be served as fuel to the kids integration engine in the different activities, which will help them to become reasonable and important adults in the future for the real refoundation of Haiti.

 

 

 

 

KID INTERNATIONA DAY EVENT/ JUNE 13, 2010

Posted by O.N.E.T HAITI on August 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM Comments comments (0)

June 13,2010, ONET which stands for Oganizasyon Nasyonal pou Ede Timoun organized a party for kids in Petit-Goave. During that party with a total of about 100 kids, it was an occasion to have a special talk with the kids on their rights in the global society. We also talked to them about the willing they prove on education and how to be helpful to the society through their behavior and lifestyle. The guest speaker spoke about the process which led to the creation of the International laws related to kids and how they should work and behave themselves as to be proud of their childhood when they become adults. It is the time also for the Coordinator to explain them some good manners and made them aware about the importance of education, protection of environment and mutual respect in the society. After the kids performed different sketches and other entertaining activities, they were served refreshments. The program ended with a kid-related movie projection where they were watching, dancing and conversed with their friends.

 

DANJOU KENDSON'N

CHAIRPERSON


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