Children of Haiti Project (COHP)
Shortly after the destructive earthquake in 2010 in Haiti, TIE (The International Educator) and PTC (The Principals’ Training Center), together with many other institutions and interested persons, established a school for 60 of the poorest children living in a nearby tent camp in Delmas, Port-au-Prince.
Most of these children have stayed in the school for what will soon be nine years, and they are distributed between Grades 7, 8 and 9. They are almost universally in good health because of the nutrition program, and they are doing very well in the annual French national exams. In five years, they will all have graduated.
The Children of Haiti and Refugee Projects (COHRP) is a private, non-profit corporation with the mission to bring strong and effective education and nutrition to some of the poorest children in Haiti and to the children of refugees in Africa, Jordan and Israel.
Our programs are focused on providing education, healthcare and nutrition to deprived children in a framework optimized for results. We continue to seek out new areas of refugee children who are underserved and in need of support.
On January 12, 2010, a powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti just south of the capital of Port-au-Prince and left over 2 million people displaced. In the following weeks, we watched with horror as the situation worsened in Haiti, and we felt compelled to act. Being educators our inclination was to establish a non-profit organization that would offer a K-12 educational program with nutritional and health care support. The original participants came from a sprawling tent camp of 5000 displaced persons next to which we located the initial school.
Within months, we mobilized the school in Port Au Prince using contributions from international schools, interested individuals and corporations from around the world. In May of 2010, the Children Of Haiti Project (COHP) opened its doors to 50 children ages 4,5 and6 in dire need of an education and a safe and clean sanctuary in the midst of a devastated city.
Today, we are COHRP (formerly COHP), and we have expanded our activities to address the educational and nutritional needs of children of refugees in Africa, Jordan and Israel. COHRP is funded by a variety of international organizations, interested individuals and its own funds earned in its other programs. We welcome your interest, your contribution and your commitment.