provides a safe space in the heart of Cité Soleil, Haiti's largest underdeveloped area, where youth come together to grow, learn, and play.
SAKALA’s Daniel Tillias has been named a CNN Hero for 2019. Daniel would jump in here and add that the recognition is not just for him but for SAKALA and the whole community of Cité Soleil, where the new Haiti starts.
Later this year the top ten CNN Heroes for 2019 will be chosen, and then the top one — who will be chosen by a vote of CNN viewers.
Read all about it here.
From the beginning, SAKALA has known education is the key to our kids reaching their dreams. Hundreds of children, like straight-A student Bernard above, have been able to not only go to school, but thrive there because of the support — both financial and academic — SAKALA is able to provide. We are able to provide these scholarships and tutoring because of SAKALA’s supporters from all over the world.
Donate to SAKALA’s CNN Heroes Crowdrise fundraiser here (and thank you!).
You can only build true peace and possibilities with friendship, and SAKALA relies on its strong friendships near and far. We couldn't do it without you! Mèsi anpil! (Thank you very much!)
Send SAKALA a message about how you'd like to help by clicking here.
Sports for Peace
SAKALA's Community Garden
Our garden helps participants to imagine and enact greener realities in Cite Soleil, as well as to offer a fuller picture of life to the neighborhood's observers. It opens a space where youth and their families can build a new image of who they are and what they have to offer Haiti.
Computer Learning Center
SAKALA's lab has been updated with several laptops that are equipped with Rosetta Stone for learning to read, write, and speak English. We are also exploring finding ways for our students to take advantage of the wealth of college courses and other learning opportunities now available online. This lab helps to open the entire world to our participants, and fosters a familiarity with technology so necessary for future job opportunities.
I Can Fly: The Stories of Daniel Tillias and SAKALA in Cité Soleil is available now on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback!
Makes a great gift and all proceeds go to SAKALA. Check it out here.