Soccer x Health = an Amazing Month at GOALS!

Kids and families participated in a community-wide clean up to prepare for the tournament

June was a happening month for GOALS! First, we kicked things off with a signature Hand Washing Tournament in the Leogane community of Belloc. Just like at our annual October event for Global Hand Washing Day, the tournament combined health, hygiene and soccer to create fun ways to learn and play. This tournament was generously sponsored by the Latter Glory Church from Paterson, NJ. For pictures of the three-day co-ed tournament, check out our album!

Destra clinic

Next, our team hit the ground running for another mobile clinic in our most rural daily site, Destra. Destra is a fishing village without electricity, running water, paved roads, schools, or clinics. Access to healthcare is extremely low, and we are lucky to have an incredible partnership with the Klinik Lasante Leogane, funded by the Delaney Bay Fund, that allows us to address this community's needs through mobile health clinics, training seminars, supplies, and more. Thanks to the volunteer medical team staffed by InterVol, the clinic treated 157 people! To see more photos of our mobile health clinic at Destra, check out our album.

Nadege's son, "Tonton," agrees - it was a great month!

Last, but not least, InterVol and the Klinik Lasante Leogane created a first-ever three-day first aid training for our staff members and team captains. This unique opportunity was an invaluable investment in our team to increase their impact as community leaders to help even more kids in need.

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Vinn Jwe - You're Invited to GOALS' 2nd Annual Spring Soccer Tournament!

Vinn Jwe!

GOALS invites you to participate in a very exciting event, our 2nd Annual Spring Football Tournament. The tournament will be held on April 14-15, 2012 at L’Athlétique d’Haïti, Robert Duval’s youth football facility in Cité Soleil. The tournament will run 8am-6pm both days. Boys’ and girls’ teams between the ages of 13 and 18 will take part in the tournament.

There are 3 ways to participate:

  1. Register a team! Please refer to the Information for Teams document. The deadline for team registration is March 21, 2012. The registration is first come, first serve, so please contact us as soon as possible!
  2. Join us as an organizational partner to provide information and/or services related to youth development.
  3. Support the tournament as a sponsor. Please contact us via email if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities.

In addition, this event will be free and open to the public and we invite everyone to come as spectators and cheer on the teams!

This tournament is special because its goal is to generate community attendance of over 500 people and invite all players and spectators to come for health services and resources provided by Partners in Health. The theme of the tournament is “pwoteje tèt ou – protect your health!” and will empower youth to be proactive about their health. We would be honored if you would join us at this exciting event!