Social Programs

By purchasing ShareHope clothing or giving directly through a donation, you transform the lives of Haitian workers by funding life-changing social programs.

Social Programs

By purchasing ShareHope clothing or giving directly through a donation, you transform the lives of Haitian workers by funding life-changing social programs.

HERhealth

In February 2014, Share Hope partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the Levi Strauss Foundation to launch a program called HERhealth in Haiti. HERhealth is a health education program developed by BSR to train garment factory workers on key health issues. The HERhealth program is currently being implemented 13 countries in addition to Haiti. During the 12-18 month duration of a HERhealth training, 7 health training modules are determined by a baseline health needs assessment conducted in the factories. In Haiti, these modules include personal hygiene, nutrition, waterborne diseases, HIV/AIDS, family planning, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and waste management. Together with factory management, training schedules are designed to make it possible for workers to participate in the program during the work day.

What makes the HERhealth program so powerful and effective, is that it is based on peer-to-peer training, where peer educators are empowered with information that they share with their co-workers, friends and family members. The program has been made sustainable with the involvement of factory nurses as quality control and health professionals in the room during trainings. We have already trained 200 workers as peer educators who have trained over 6,000 of their peers.

Factory Clinic Improvement Program

In order to strengthen the health services provided within the factories, Share Hope is working with the factory management and nurses to improve the functionality of their clinics. We’ve designed a factory clinic improvement program to help improve the health services provided to the workers. This program is being already being implemented in 10 factories that employ over 14,000 workers and 35 nurses combined. In partnership with Better Work Haiti, the program aims to:

  • Establish standard operating procedures
  • Train nurses
  • Raise owner awareness on the clinic practices and trends within their factory and the sector
  • Collect data on worker health

Read Better Work’s feature of our factory clinic improvement program here!

High School Completion Program

In 2015, Share Hope launched its High School Completion Program. 40 students each year attend classes every day after work to help prepare them for the national high school-leaving exam. This rigorous and demanding program seeks not only to help students who have been out of school for anywhere from a year to a decade get their high school degree, but it also aims to empower students, develop their self-confidence, and encourage them to think critically. Our slogan is “Finish What You Started”, because we believe that by reaching goals we never believed we could reach, we are able to take pride in ourselves, our work, and our achievements.

Programs for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workers

Haiti has a significant deaf and hard-of-hearing community. ShareHope is committed to providing equal access to these workers, and we’re providing a number of programs for them:

  • Through an interpreter, we trained two deaf peer health educators to teach the health curriculum to 45 of their hard of hearing colleagues.
  • In 2014, we partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide 67 workers with custom hearing aid devices.
  • For those workers who received the hearing aid devices, we’re launching a speech language pathology treatment program to foster the progress in speech the workers have experienced on their own.
  • ShareHope runs a a communication class that focuses on literacy and sign language expansion that is available to the deaf and hard-of-hearing students desiring to learn and communicate better with their hearing and non-hearing counterparts.

HERhealth

 

In February 2014, Share Hope partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the Levi Strauss Foundation to launch a program called HERhealth in Haiti. HERhealth is a health education program developed by BSR to train garment factory workers on key health issues. The HERhealth program is currently being implemented 13 countries in addition to Haiti. During the 12-18 month duration of a HERhealth training, 7 health training modules are determined by a baseline health needs assessment conducted in the factories. In Haiti, these modules include personal hygiene, nutrition, waterborne diseases, HIV/AIDS, family planning, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and waste management. Together with factory management, training schedules are designed to make it possible for workers to participate in the program during the work day.

What makes the HERhealth program so powerful and effective, is that it is based on peer-to-peer training, where peer educators are empowered with information that they share with their co-workers, friends and family members. The program has been made sustainable with the involvement of factory nurses as quality control and health professionals in the room during trainings. We have already trained 200 workers as peer educators who have trained over 6,000 of their peers.

Factory Clinic Improvement Program

 

In order to strengthen the health services provided within the factories, Share Hope is working with the factory management and nurses to improve the functionality of their clinics. We’ve designed a factory clinic improvement program to help improve the health services provided to the workers. This program is being already being implemented in 10 factories that employ over 14,000 workers and 35 nurses combined. In partnership with Better Work Haiti, the program aims to:

  • Establish standard operating procedures
  • Train nurses
  • Raise owner awareness on the clinic practices and trends within their factory and the sector
  • Collect data on worker health

Read Better Work’s feature of our factory clinic improvement program here!

High School Completion Program

 

In 2015, Share Hope launched its High School Completion Program. 40 students each year attend classes every day after work to help prepare them for the national high school-leaving exam. This rigorous and demanding program seeks not only to help students who have been out of school for anywhere from a year to a decade get their high school degree, but it also aims to empower students, develop their self-confidence, and encourage them to think critically. Our slogan is “Finish What You Started”, because we believe that by reaching goals we never believed we could reach, we are able to take pride in ourselves, our work, and our achievements.

Programs for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workers

 

Haiti has a significant deaf and hard-of-hearing community. ShareHope is committed to providing equal access to these workers, and we’re providing a number of programs for them:

  • Through an interpreter, we trained two deaf peer health educators to teach the health curriculum to 45 of their hard of hearing colleagues.
  • In 2014, we partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide 67 workers with custom hearing aid devices.
  • For those workers who received the hearing aid devices, we’re launching a speech language pathology treatment program to foster the progress in speech the workers have experienced on their own.
  • ShareHope runs a a communication class that focuses on literacy and sign language expansion that is available to the deaf and hard-of-hearing students desiring to learn and communicate better with their hearing and non-hearing counterparts.

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To get in touch with ShareHope, write us an email at info@sharehope.com, or a message on Facebook @sharehopehaiti. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

 

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