Overture's Community Development programs work directly with community members in assessing their own problems, identifying their own resources and developing their own solutions.
Impoverished communities have the resources and protections needed to exercise self-determination to meet community goals and protect all members of the community.
Some of the educational and public health programs of Overture include:
safety and wellness workshops for families and children
training for teachers and community leaders
support and implementation of schools in vulnerable communities
facilitation of services for special needs children
Chronic food insecurity is a result of poverty in Haiti. A few of the services Overture offer to alleviate malnutrition are:
hot lunch programs in schools
food distributions in low producing communities
solutions to meet long-term nutritional needs
At Overture, we believe family preservation is the first step towards empowering Haitians to become independent and self-sustaining. That’s why one of our top priorities is to prevent the separation of families; because strong families result in stronger communities. If we can keep a family unit together, we’re on the right track. And building new homes is one of the many ways we strive to do this.
disaster preparedness & response
Overture designs and builds homes, and other structures with a focus on disaster preparedness and resiliency. Other services include:
community awareness training & planning
emergency response for displacement of families due to natural disasters
construction of dome structures
work in action