May 17, 2012
A student group from Utah Valley University visited Haiti recently and saw first-hand the work of Haiti Outreach and other NGO’s there. They had a valuable experience, saw the complexity of trying to do the right thing, and learned about our community development model.
Mallory Black, Assistant New Editor, wrote an article about their experience in the UVU REVIEW. Here is an excerpt from her article, talking about Haiti Outreach: “ Initially, the request for assistance comes from the people, but it all goes back to who will be held accountable for it’s maintenance – the Haitian community. The organization is about community participation and engagement, not about giving things away, which is the all-too-often held belief of many nongovernmental and nonprofit agencies, both by the agencies themselves and the people who donate to them.”
We are always grateful when groups visit with us and see our work, as we get to share the important lessons we have learned in the arena of development, and how that work differs very significantly from relief work being done in Haiti and elsewhere in the world. To see her entire article, Click Here.