MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Thank you for taking the time to read about THE VILLAGE OF FUN, INC. A program developed with the main goals of providing a safe, educational, and fun outlet for kids in deprived areas in Haiti.
Every child no matters their circumstances should be able to play, learn, and interact. I make it our mission to advocate for kids whose parents are in no shape or form able to financially support their education and cultural growth. We strive to increase these children´s growth into society with our programs by exposing them to educational and cultural knowledge; while developing their skills to empower them for a better future.
My vision is to host 100-1000+ kids yearly, ranging from ages 5 to 18 years old. The first region we started this impacting journey in, has been the Northeast region of Haiti where we hosted our first summer camp activity in August 2018. An area with a population of nearly 500,000 inhabitants, including the large town of Fort-Liberté and nearby small towns Malféti, Terrier Rouge, Garde Saline, Dérac, Ferrier, Ouanaminthe, and Perches. For our first camp, we hosted 60 kids from 4 towns, provided them with transportation, food, fun, and on the last day each kid received a backpack with school supplies to start the academic year on a positive note.
Your gifts support our mission to inspire creativity in these children allowing them to assist and take part in Cultural and educational activities to include:
Sports (Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Flag Football)
Arts & Crafts
Painting & Coloring
Culinary & Etiquette classes
Dance and more…
The Funds Raise through our campaigns will also help provide food, t-shirts, and giveaways for the kids and the Volunteers.
It is my belief, that each one of us plays an important role in generating positive change. Too often, we underestimate our ability to contribute to something great. We tell ourselves that we cannot travel, we do not have anything valuable to offer or gifts that will help. Yet, we forget how powerful we all are; we forget how the smallest amount adds up to significant achievements.
Your supports whether big or small not only push us into action but will also command others’ attention. Together, we will gain smiles, give hope and most importantly create lifelong memories for these children.
Wishing you a bless and fun day,
Virginie M Cantave
Founder & Director