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La Victorie School Presentation


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This is a new kind of Rotary partnership. It does not involve RI matching grants. It involves local clubs partnering to create solutions and an impact greater than any of them could do individually.

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La Victorie School Presentation

  1. 1. An Innovative Rotary-to-Rotary Partnership: Making the Impact of the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts.
  2. 2. Haiti is 1/3 of the island of Hispaniola (With nearly identical population levels, Haitian GDP = $ 5B, and Dominican Republic GDP = $ 32B )
  3. 3. <ul><li>Poorest Country in the Western Hemisphere… with a population of nearly 9 million…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% of Haitian rely on subsistence farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>95% is deforested and 80% of topsoil eroded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Literacy rate is only 54% </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Has been hard to find in * Haiti ranks last/worst in the global water poverty index One of these Haiti Infant Mortality rate of 6.3% ( Over 10x the US rate )
  5. 5. But Rotary and Haiti Outreach are Helping Rotary Safe Water Plus Program – 100,000+ people in Central Plateau now have access to safe drinking water
  6. 6. … and the Children have stopped dying!
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Safe Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Needs : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul>Central Plateau of Haiti  Only 3 public secondary schools in the entire Central Plateau of Haiti - 200,000 potential students!
  8. 8. These children deserve a chance to attend school to improve their lives and create futures In Haiti, only 18% of the children attend secondary school…. Will you help?
  9. 9. Making the Impact of the Whole GREATER than the Sum of the Parts 1+1=3 Rotary Clubs working together can make the difference!
  10. 10. La Victoire . . . Is a community of 10,000 people where we are doing a ‘Safe Water’ Project They have 1 public primary school and 0 Secondary schools . The Community has asked for help to build a secondary school
  11. 11. La Victoire Secondary School …. <ul><li>If we build it…. They will come ! </li></ul><ul><li>Serve over 400 low-income students who have no other access to public secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>The Haitian Education Ministry will staff, support and maintain the school once it is built </li></ul><ul><li>The project includes a safe-water project </li></ul><ul><li>Construction will use local labor, managed by Minnetonka based Haiti Outreach staff in Haiti. </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural design is through a partnership with Engineers Without Borders </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to have the school ready to open in late 2009. Construction will take 5-6 months </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our Opportunity . . . <ul><li>Quickly make a real difference - </li></ul><ul><li>Focused and achievable goal of $200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-club partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Support from many sources to rapidly achieve significant results </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Become a ‘partner’ club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Sponsor ’ a Classroom, Desk or Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ 20,000 per Classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1000 per Desk (three students per desk) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ 333 per Student </li></ul></ul></ul>What can you do?
  14. 14. Partner Clubs (to date): <ul><li>Brainerd </li></ul><ul><li>Hutchinson </li></ul><ul><li>Minneapolis City of Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Minneapolis Uptown </li></ul><ul><li>Minneapolis South </li></ul><ul><li>Richfield </li></ul><ul><li>Bloomington </li></ul><ul><li>And several more joining soon… </li></ul>Will you join us to build this school?
  15. 15. How to get involved? <ul><li>Contact a member of the Rotary Partnership to learn more… </li></ul>Dale Snyder Haiti Outreach & Minneapolis Uptown Rotary 612-929-1122 [email_address] Richard Slieter Rotary Club of Brainerd 218-251-1892 [email_address] Steve Gasser Rotary Club of Hutchinson 612-226-2606 [email_address] Patrick Joyce Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club 612-819-0782 [email_address] We CAN Do This !