HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
The simplest and quickest way to help. The Guillaume Foundation relies on your gifts to help the community. They are instrumental to our success and we are grateful for them. When we made Plaisance du Sud our cause, thirteen years ago, we understood that we would need to address myriad of issues and we welcomed the challenge … with many programs you can choose from. The goal of this Foundation is to continue to make a difference in the lives of the Plaisance du Sud community in Haiti. With the help of donations from supporters like you, the Guillaume Foundation will continue to advance its mission of changing lives for the better.
Thank you again for your generous support of our efforts.
For those who love a challenge. Plaisance du Sud is at over 5 hours from the International Airport in Port-au-Prince, has roads that regularly puts to shame the roughest they show you on TV, doesn’t have electricity (we do at the Foundation but it is through a generator), doesn’t have warm beaches nor any other luxury but its luxuriant nature and welcoming people. Fundraising for Plaisance is thus a real challenge as it doesn’t offer much in terms of visibility. You can help us enhance that visibility by talking around you, engaging people and encouraging them to contribute. Should you decide to go further and hold a fundraiser, feel free to drop us a line. We will soon be posting resources that you can use to start your own fundraiser and find help along the way.
For those who want to be personally involved. The Foundation welcomes volunteers from all over the world. There is always something that we will need your help for. Since 2001, we have welcomed volunteers from North and South America, Europe and the Caribbean. They spoke Creole, English, French, German, Spanish … and even Esperanto, but they still managed to be a great help while having a great time. We offer internships in education, sports, communication and management. We also welcome help from retired professionals, builders, motivators, artists and other generally good and motivated people. If you think spending some time at the foundation, is the right thing for you, do not hesitate to contact us. We will try our best to help your stay with us be the best it can be.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Guillaume Foundation contributes to all aspects of the community’s life. Its presence is well-established in every point of the territory, with headquarters in Gauthier. The Foundation maintains constant contact with the participatory instances (12 local councils, 4 youth councils and 1 urban council) that form the Economic and Social Development Council the Foundation helped created, with the local government’s support, at the Etats Généraux de la Démocracie Participative Locale On October 28th, 29th and 30, 2005. To fulfill its mission, the Foundation uses its private funds and funding from punctual partners. It has been chaired by Mr Jocelyn Guillaume, its founder, since January 2001. In January 2004, Ms Patricia Camilien officially assumed its overall coordination. That same year, the Foundation refocused its activities on long-term projects and programs through a few somewhat autonomous divisions. Today, the Léopold Luc Guillaume Foundation has, to its credit, 6 divisions and 12 long-term programs and projects in all sections of Plaisance du Sud. This evolution is a testimony to its leaders commitment to its mission as well as the support our work has garnered in a community we’ve always encouraged to become an actor of its own development.
- actively involving community members in all planning and decision-makings affecting their life,
- giving every individual a say in the decisions affecting their community,
- promoting a sense of belonging and the conviction of the need for sacrifices for the common good.
- Support local authorities in their development projects
- Turn Plaisance du Sud into a model of participatory local development
- Foster the emergence of a new generation of responsible citizens and qualified development actors
We support the local government in two major ways:
- structural and institutional support, including with the establishment and implementation of the Framework for Sustainable Development as well as other development strategies;
- grant writing and fundraising, from the construction of a municipal complex to road development, to environmental protection to local urbanization.