BENEFITING: THE SANNEH FOUNDATION INC
Kefelen, Charlie and Ruthie love to play soccer. This July, before their games, they got to warm up with two boys G and M, who were visiting Minnesota from Haiti. The boys were very talented and ran the 1st - 3rd graders through organized skills, and refined their play, all without the ability to speak the same language.
The kids thought G and M were so cool and so talented - and later - they learned about their situation. These talented, smiling boys were from Cite Soleil in the outskirts of Port au Prince, one of the worst slums in Haiti and one of the most violent and poor places in the world. Many children grow up as child slaves here. Most have no access to clean water or electricity. Gangs run the city.
G and M are luckier than some of the kids that live in Cite Soliel. They are part of Haitian Initiative (HI), a collaboration of partners working together to bring sustainable programs to Haiti using soccer as a catalyst to combat the cycle of poverty. The program is designed to motivate kids to stay in school. Regular school attendance and passing grades are a requirement to participate in the program. Practice and games occur six days a week. After every practice the players receive a hot vitamin fortified meal provided by another Minnesota based organization known as Feed My Starving Children. For the vast majority of HI participants, this meal represents their only meal for the day.
Kefelen, Charlie and Ruthie want to help support HI so more kids can stay in school, play soccer and have healthy food in Cite Soleil. So, on Sunday, August 18th, they've decided to dribble their soccer balls one mile around Central Park to show support for their friends in Haiti and to raise money for the program that helps them have a better life.
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