Overture International Story
Overture International was born in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the southern department of Haiti in October 2016. Our experiences and the partner relationships we cultivated, inspired our mission and has ultimately led us to develop strategies that help children remain with their families through the development of social support, community resources, and the creation of economic opportunities. Our mission is to empower families in Haiti living in extreme poverty with sustainable social, community, and economic development.
August 2020 Reflections
Overture supports the vital programs at ESPWA for child development AND support of families so they can stay together! During the month of August, we celebrated our youth, welcomed our students back to finish a very difficult 2019-20 school year, and was reminded of just how important our community sustainability projects are as Tropical Storm Laura battered Haiti with rains and winds. But that is not all... Read more about the activities in August at: https://www.overture.international/post/august-reflections #overtureinternational #espwasud #OOIHaiti #youthempowerment #communitysustainability
Celebrating International Youth Day
Today is International Youth Day, and we celebrate the many students we get to see thriving every day in our ESPWA schools! These kids are back for exams, finishing an unconventional school year strong! After an initial delay of the school year due to political unrest and then school closures due to COVID-19, the resilience that these students have shown is remarkable. We also celebrate our 32 students participating in a 2-year Youth Empowerment Program, where they gain life skills, professional development and confidence to overcome poverty and thrive! We believe youth are the future of Haiti, and we love supporting them as they pursue their dreams. #internationalyouthday #celebratingyouth #youngadultempowerment #overtureinternational #espwasud
July Reflections from Overture International
Overture and ESPWA share a commitment to strengthening families, providing the best opportunity for children to develop. July reminded us that although the world feel unpredictable and messy right now, there is power in the support of community! Watch the video of July highlights at ESPWA and throughout the communities in Southern Haiti that YOU made possible. Enjoy! Read more about the activities in July at: https://www.overture.international/post/july-reflections #overtureinternational #espwasud #OOIHaiti
Spelling Bee Video at ESPWA
Spelling Bee Video at ESPWA How do you spell RESILIENCE? With the uprooting of the school year and the upcoming reopening of schools in Haiti, students at ESPWA are keeping their minds active in creative ways – like putting on a spelling bee! House monitors at ESPWA have been coordinating activities with the children currently in residence. The children assume the responsibility for overseeing their lessons – when and how they will get done – and have been encouraged to get creative with how to study them. One of the more fun activities on campus over the last few weeks has been spelling bees! The children dance to music between turns and cheer each other on when questions are answered correctly. Not only are they practicing their spelling, but also their ability to listen, respect others as they speak or make mistakes, and support their peers. How’s that for R-E-S-I-L-I-E-N-C-E?
This month at ESPWA (June 2020)!
We're excited to bring this month’s highlights of ESPWA to you…just a reminder of the important work YOU are enabling there every day. We hope you enjoy the video! ESPWA serves more than 1,200 students in its schools, 150 in after-school programs, 50 in a youth empowerment program, and more than 250 families are in the Family Preservation program in the southern department of Haiti! Learn more about our work in Haiti here! https: www.overture.international #overtureinternational #haiti #OOIHaiti #communitydevelopment #empoweringHaiti #espwasud
Education Prevents Family Separation
One of the main reason families relinquish their child to an orphanage is because they cannot pay for the tuition. You can help families in Haiti stay together. With just $50 a month, you are helping one child with an education and remain in the loving care of their family. Consider changing the future today for just one child. https://www.overture.international/education