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.
Christmas 2014 Appeal: Community Promotion Center in Haiti
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. 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.
South Sudan: Moving Forward Amid Crisis
To assist in 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 12 December 2014
For a 1 August 2014 IRIN Briefing on the history, major issues and nature of South Sudan’s food crisis, click here. This briefing underscores why Solidarity’s work in teaching agricultural methods in South Sudan is so very important.
Calm returned in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal, enabling partners to resume aid operations this week.
Tensions remained high on the northern states of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile, where sporadic fighting has been reported.
- The third round of the nationwide immunization campaign reached 3,431,592 children aged 0 to 59 months, according to preliminary reports. The 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence was launched some parts of the country.
A quick look at the numbers as of this date:
3.5 Million People to be assisted with humanitarian aid by the end of the year
1.4 Million People displaced internally
1.9 Million People displaced by violence (internally since December 2013)
[Photo Courtesy of Reuters]