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. More than 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.

 Support Super Students In Cite Soleil

Starting Monday, March 13, SAKALA is starting an exciting campaign through Global Giving, to provide scholarships to top students in Cite Soleil, including Bernard, above, a straight-A student who wants to be an agronomist. To learn more or to donate, go to Global and search for SAKALA (or click on the link above). Mèsi!



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!)

Sports for Peace

“It is wonderful to see Cite Soleil’s transitioning from a ‘Red Zone’ no-go area to a ‘Green Zone,’ recently referred to as ‘One of the safest places in Haiti’ by the National Police Chief... two years in a row. Cite Soleil still has a long way to go, but SAKALA has had an important impact on this community, and its long soughtafter peace.”
— Daniel Tillias, Board Chairman October 2018

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. 



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