2012 was a year of significant change for Save the Children in Haiti. The country office was in the midst of significantly reducing programming activities and staffing following the 2010 earthquake and subsequent outbreak of cholera. Over the course of the year, Save the Children’s Haiti Country Office directly reached 189,898 children and 151,289 adults through its programs in the following thematic areas: education, health, and nutrition (including WASH), child protection, child rights and governance, livelihoods, HIV/AIDS, and emergencies/DRR. Some key achievements in 2012 included the following:
- Save the Children in Haiti piloted adolescent girls groups in Jacmel and Leogane with 200 girls in 10 groups; this included modules on financial literacy, self-protection, reproductive health, hygiene, leadership, and decision making.
- 66 children from Save the Children partner children’s groups participated in lobbying as a part of a multi-agency activity during Haiti’s Week of the Child in June, which contributed to the Haitian parliament ratifying the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption and Child Protection.
- 22,270 households received and planted 68,860 fruit tree and forest tree seedlings.
- Supported the Directorate of Civil Protection and DINEPA-led Tropical Storm Isaac response through assistance with assessment and donation of 1,935 blankets, 10 tents, 1,121 collapsible jerry cans, 800 aquatab tablets, 10 pool-testers, phone recharge cards worth 4,000 Haitian gourds to support assessment, 1150 kg drums of HTH, 5 5-liter disinfection sprayers.
- Expanded the Creole literacy program and designed two new components: a French literacy program of first and second grade students, and an out-of-school reading program.
- Supported maternal and newborn health services through two clinics in Port-au-Prince, six clinics in Maissade, and 12 clinics in Leogane.
- Established and supported 23 Mothers Clubs and 19 Pregnant Women Clubs, with 1,183 mother-infant pairs and pregnant women taking part in the IYCF activities in Leogane and Port-au-Prince.