Peter-Hesse-Foundation reports on the day after the killing of the President of Haiti
Haiti’s children are once again traumatised as months of escalating political instability and gang violence resulted in the assassination of Haiti’s president on Wednesday 7 July, at 1 am.
Families are once again cowering in their houses, afraid of what would come next. Worried that the armed gangs who have been launching attacks in multiple Port-au-Prince neighbourhoods, killing civilians and burning houses and kidnapping for ransom would take over. Fortunately schools are on summer break and children are at home or in the country side where thousands of people have fled seeking shelter with host families or settled in informal shelters.
But this is not the time to give up.
The Peter Hesse Foundation yearly has over 4000 preschool children under our Montessori umbrella. We certainly intend to continue to offer hope to those children in the most critical age where experiences shape a child’s capacity to learn, to get along with others, and to respond to daily stresses and challenges.