How We Began
Our project director began speaking to people within The George Washington University (GW) community in late 2010 after doing some soul-searching in personal development courses. Her actions led toward developing partnerships with the Inter-American Foundation, Mouvement Paysan Troiseme Section Camp-Perrin (MP3K), Coffee for Water, Solar Under the Sun, and Bower Hill Community Church – and ultimately to the creation of The Oshun Project.
What We Do – What We Are Doing
With each project we partner with is generated from a need identified by a local Haitian community. Our methods of first identifying organized communities in Haiti, establishing relationships with the community, asking questions to find what need is most immediate, and then assembling teams to empower and share what these Haitians communities are up to is where we seek to develop our modalities into an academic program for college students. Our intention is to develop leadership and solution –finding skills for students which leaves them making a difference for people at the same time.
Every project that we are involved with has been generated by the Haitian community’s request — this means that they map out the project costs, timeline, execution and delivery. What we do is support and partner with each community using resources which are not readily available to them. It is important to us that we follow the lead of Haitian communities and empower what they want to create in their own communities.