provides a safe space in the heart of Haiti's largest underdeveloped area, where youth come together to grow, learn, and play.

10 Years Strong

SAKALA was founded in 2006. 10 years later, we're still going strong fostering peace and possibilities in the neighborhoods of Cite Soleil and the world beyond. Send SAKALA a message about how you'd like to help by clicking here.

Hurricane Matthew Relief

SAKALA provided emergency shelter during Hurricane Matthew and now is focusing on clean-up and prevention of a cholera spike in Cite Soleil (from all the dirty floodwater swirling around). We are also looking to and praying for our brothers and sisters on the south coast who bore the brunt of this terrible storm.



You can't build true peace and possibilities without friendship and SAKALA relies on its strong friendships near and far. we couldn't do it without you! Mèsi anpil! (Thanks very much!)

Sports for Peace

“While information about fugitives taking control of the neighborhood and terrorizing the population intimidates NGOs from coming inside Cite Soleil, our on-going sports activities with the children have brought evidence to NGOs and governments of the needs of this neighborhood. They should rid their minds of the pretext of violence in Cite Soleil that enables them to forget about the people here in their relief and development activities.”
— Daniel Tillias, Board Chairman

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 computers have just been updated with several MacBook Pro's and iPads, equipped with Rosetta Stone for learning read, write, and speak English.  This lab helps to open the entire world to our participants, and fosters a familiarity with technology so necessary for future job opportunities. 



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