New Life Art & Music Studio
Under the direction of our Co-Founder Rolph Louis (Lof), our vision for our Art & Music Studio is grand, ranging from the development of a school choir to individual musical and artistic classes and training. At New Life Projects we aim to develop a community rich in culture and spirit and we feel that having a strong creative presence within the village is a great way to develop this. Future plans include jewellery making classes, a school choir at the local elementary school in Petit Goave, a recording studio and instrumental and voice programs.
At New Life Projects we have big dreams for the village of Petit Goave. Our goal is to bring NEW LIFE to this heartfelt community, to create a vibrant, self-sustaining, cultural-rich life to the Haitians living in this area. Some of our current and future projects are outlined below. Please email us for futher information about any of our projects or to inquire about assisting us in our efforts.
Bicycles for Kids
We believe that EVERY child deserves a bicycle!! Every time we talk with the children in Petit Goave, they always have the same request ... "souple, pote m' yon bisiklèt" (please bring me a bicycle)!! The average used bicycle costs about $50. We aim to supply each and every family and/or child with a bicycle. If you are interested in donating a bicycle to a family or child, please email us or use the "donate button" and we will ensure that your donation goes directly towards the purchase of a bicycle ... we will hand deliver your generous gift and provide you with a photo or video of the bicycle being given to the family. It will truly warm your heart to see how much your gift means to the people living in this village!
Community Centre & Swimming Pool
One of our big dreams and visions for Petit Goave is a community centre, complete with a swimming pool. There is currently a piece of land that we have our eye on (photo on the right) that would be an ideal spot for this centre. The land itself is $5000 and we are also in talks with engineers for some estimates on developing the centre. Ideally, in addition to the community pool, we would love to include in the centre some classrooms to run our programs and groups, a basketball court, indoor activity rooms for jewellery making etc. and a stage area for entertainment.
Additional Future Community Development Projects
Clean Water Filtration System
Garden Plot Development
Social Enterprise Initiatives