Areas of Focus
Serving 80 Countries
La Salle International helps to sponsor educational, health, human service and humanitarian projects around the world. Most of our projects are educational and we support schools in 80 countries, especially institutions located in developing areas.
Kindergarten to Medical School
The De La Salle Brothers have educational projects which run from pre-school to primary school to secondary school to college and university level education to graduate school and professional (law, medicine, and engineering) programs. They offer comprehensive educational programs in many countries and, through your assistance we support those operations.
Health and Human Services
Our health and human service programs include facilities for the victims of emotional, physical and psychological violence. We provide a comforting and safe refuge. In some cases, we support programs with residential facilities, and in other locations, there are after-school or walk-in facilities for their use. We engage qualified, credentialled counselors, social workers, psychologists and doctors to provide for individuals entrusted to our care.
In securing funds, the Foundation gives special attention to youth at-risk. These youth include educationally-excluded youth, street children, orphans, victims of child abuse, drug addicts, disabled youth, individuals with mental illness, migrant and refugee youth, HIV+ and AIDS children, child victims of war, juvenile offenders, child laborers, victims of child trafficking, ethnic minorities, disadvantaged girls, and impoverished children.
A Variety of Projects
Below are listed some specific projects with which we could use your assistance. Please direct your assistance to the project(s) which most interest you.
South Sudan: Moving Forward Amid Crisis
To assist in the building of South Sudan’s human capacity, La Salle International has been supporting the efforts of Solidarity with South Sudan, which is successfully offering educational, health and pastoral services. Solidarity with South Sudan currently has operational facilities in Juba, Wau, Malakal, Riimenze and Yambio, and satellite offerings in Leer, Nzara, Kosti, Renk and Bentieu. The staff, largely consists of consecrated religious male and females who typically have had previous missionary experience and who are experts in their field. The Solidarity teachers at the Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI) in Wau are board certified and fully credentialed Medical Doctors (MD) and Registered Nurse (RN) trainers.
The organization’s efforts have been threatened, however, by the recent and ongoing conflict in South Sudan. As a result of the war, many people are in need of humanitarian assistance. (See the numbers below.) South Sudan erupted into violence 15 December 2013 when rebels loyal to the ousted Vice President Riek Machar initiated military action in the country. Since then, militia members loyal to Machar have battled government forces. Solidarity with South Sudan strives to create self-sustainable teacher training and health-care institutes which eventually will be run by the Sudanese themselves. Solidarity with South Sudan does not discriminate with regards to tribal affiliation, geographic origin, religion, or sexual orientation. All programs operate under a collaborative memorandum of understanding with the appropriate national certifying authorities such as the Government of South Sudan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Ministry of Health. Contributions in support of this challenging and important work can be made through this website (press the “Support our work” button on the top right.)
Situation Summary Update as of 2 March 2015
- During the week, more than 1,000 people were reportedly conscripted in Wau Shilluk in Upper Nile State. They included 89 children abducted while taking their exams. Aid agencies condemned the boys’ abduction and expressed concern that the children will miss their secondary examination if they are not released.
- On 26 February, sporadic shootings and armed robberies were reported along the Juba to Yei road in the areas of Bungu and Lainya in Central Equatoria State. Fatalities were reported during the incident. The traffic movement on the road has been affected. Previously, on 21 February, mortar shelling was reported in Renk town, Upper Nile State. Damage to the town is still uncertain. Similar exchange of mortar shells were also reported in Nasir County.
- Cattle raids continued in Jonglei, Lakes and Western Bahr el Ghazal states during the week. On 20 February, 200 cattle were taken in Cueibet County, Lakes State. Four people were killed during the raid. On 21 February, there was an attempted raid in Wau County that was repulsed. Another attempted raid took place on 23 February in Jalle Payam in Bor South County. The raiders were repulsed by the communities. 70 cattle were also recovered. Partners estimate the livelihoods of some 80 per cent of the population are based on livestock
4.1 Million People to be reached with humanitarian aid
1.5 Million People displaced internally by violence
2.5 Million People facing crisis/emergency levels of food insecurity Jan-Mar 2015
[Photo Courtesy of Reuters]
Haiti: Water for the Community Promotion Center
In Haiti, the Community Promotion Center (CPC) in Cazeau serves effectively to fight child and maternal malnutrition while promoting the socio-economic development of indigent populations living in the outskirts of Port au Prince. The facility recently was inaugurated and its activities (which include training, health monitoring of both mothers and babies, producing and distributing highly nutritious foods, etc.) are now fully operational. An urgent problem which remains for the Center is how to ensure sufficient potable water to meet the needs of a variety of activities, especially during the dry season of the year. Our CPC project goal is to purchase and install a large water tank which will cost $ 9,972 USD. You can help us by going to our donation page and clicking on the “donate” button.