Our long-standing partner for the implementation of the projects in Haiti and Honduras is nph Kinderhilfe Lateinamerika e. V., the German branch of the children's aid organization nph. Alissa Jung got to know nph when she came to Haiti for the first time in 2008. The abbreviation nph stands for 'nuestros pequeños hermanos', translated: 'our little brothers and sisters'. The organization was founded in 1954 by Father William Wasson in Mexico and has since been committed to helping people, especially children, in need - regardless of their origin, skin color or religion.

nph haiti was established by the doctor Richard Frechette in 1987. In view of the great need in the country, he greatly expanded the aid. Today, the children's village is only a small part of nph haiti's activities. Together with young Haitians who had outgrown the children's village, Father Richard founded a sister organization in 1999: the 'Fondation St. Luc'. The schools we support, St. Emma and St. Nicolas, are run by the Fondation St. Luc. The Fondation St. Luc works closely with nph Haiti, but is autonomous and independent of all partners and is the sole owner and administrator of its many programs and initiatives. For more than 20 years, the St. Luc Education Program has been providing free academic and vocational training, school supplies, uniforms, backpacks and meals to more than 16,000 students.

In Honduras, nph opened "Nueva Esperanza," an emergency relief and housing program for victims of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, in 1998. From this, not only a children's village developed in Honduras, but also numerous programs and initiatives. Among them are the day care center "Pasos Pequeñitos" and the educational program for adolescents "Talleres", which we support.

Since the foundation of PEN PAPER PEACE, we have been working closely and trustfully with nph Kinderhilfe Lateinamerika. In this way, we ensure that the help of our donors, which we are happy to transfer, is properly received. nph Kinderhilfe Lateinamerika e. V. has been the bearer of the DZI donation seal without interruption since 1998. The "German Central Institute for Social Issues" (DZI) confirms the transparent, purposeful, economical and efficient use of donations.

In Namibia, we work directly with the "Baumgartsbrunn" elementary school. The 200 pupils come mainly from scattered farms and unofficial settlements in the capital Windhoek. The majority of them belong to the Damara ethnic group, one of the most disadvantaged ethnic groups in Namibia. During a visit in 2019, we first learned about the boarding school and learned that it is threatened with closure. The school itself is government run, but things beyond the classroom, such as the boarding school, maintenance of the associated accommodation and other buildings, including food, are not funded by the government. We support the school "Baumgartsbrunn" directly, without working together with any other partner, only the payment of the donations is done through the account of the local Rotary Club Windhoek.

Employees in Haiti

Haiti MitarbeiterOphésien Pierre, Chairman of the Education Council of the Education Sector of the St Luc Foundation in Haiti:

"My motivation lies in the work of helping the most vulnerable people and contributing to the transformation of youth, as development is achieved through education. While everyone has different needs and priorities, the most important thing is life. As a Haitian, my greatest wish is for the people of Haiti to live in better conditions."


Employees in Honduras:

Digyana, the coordinator of the Pasos Pequenitos project:

Digyana Hernández, the coordinator of Pasos Pequeñitos, is the "hermana mayor." She grew up in NPH Honduras and came to us on August 20, 1997, at the age of 9.

"The work to change the lives of many families is simply priceless. To know their situation and to be able to support them is a ''daily vitamin'' to do my work with love and dedication. I am moved by the story behind every mother or father's face."

Marcia, principal educator of the Pasos Pequenitos project:

Marcia began her work with Pasos Pequeñitos in 2009, starting as a general assistant in the nursery and she was responsible for the operations related to food service and early education. She currently works as an early childhood educator.

"I am moved by the stories of single mothers, because my mother was a single mother. I know how difficult that is. And then, I try to support them as much as I can. Pasos Pequeñitos goes beyond providing care."

Noe David, manager of the carpentry workshop in the Talleres:

"I have been working for NPH Honduras for over two years. I love sharing my knowledge with the students* and what really gets me is thinking about how useful this can be for them in the future. The most important thing about carpentry is being creative and showing initiative. I think those two skills are very important not only for the workshop, but for every area of their lives."

Lilian, sewing workshop manager at Talleres:

"I have been working for NPH Honduras for over nine years. What moves me is to see how good my students' techniques and skills are. It's very inspiring for me to see their development, especially in the markets where they can sell what they've made with a lot of effort."

Emilson, head of the welding workshop in the Talleres:

  "Welding is an art and has a high chance of being commercialized. For me, it is very important that the students* learn very well so that they can have an income in the future. What moves me is to share my knowledge with people who really want to learn and achieve their goals."

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