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Sustainability through Youth and Infrastructure Development
BHF is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization based in Columbia, Maryland that was conceived in 2006. BHF supports programs and projects in agriculture, education, and healthcare while providing training and professional development to encourage sustainability and decentralization. Through our four pillars of development - Education, Public Health, Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship - we work with prominent professionals in Haiti and the Diaspora to build a strong network of people and institutions capable of responding to the existing challenges faced by youth, municipal leaders and families. Our volunteer network supports our projects and our programs by providing professional development training, expertise and other resources.
Four Pillars of Development
The BHF decentralization model is supported by four pillars of development that are designed to reinforce institutions, provide access to education and healthcare, address environmental degradation and other challenges, and create economic development activities that will help create jobs and allow each town, villages and department to be self-sustaining. The pillars include: Education, Public Health, Environmental Sustainability and Entrepreneurship.
- Educational Scholarships and Educational Supplies
- BHF Scholarship Program
- Mediatrice Medical Clinic in Camp Coq
- Global Leadership Program
- The Columbia / Cap Haitian Sister City Program
Working in Partnership
BHF works with partner organizations to provide access to educational and human resources as well as expertise for our projects. Organizations such as the Henri Christophe University of Cap Haitien, Rotary International, Glenelg Country School, College Notre-Dame and many others help us to fulfill our mission.