As 2011 drew to a close there was plenty of good news for Patrice Millet and his sports programme in Port au Prince. Children on the Edge supports Patrice with this innovative project which gives over 400 children in the slums of Haiti the chance to play football, be coached and encouraged, and receive a food parcel at the end of each training session to take home.
Not only was Patrice nominated as a top ten CNN hero but he was featured on Russell Howard’s Good News where all of the footage taken by CNN was screened on prime time BBC!
There’s also been some good news on the ground where it really matters. Recently funds have been raised for a bus, which has been desperately needed for years on the project. Not only does it help get the children to training and matches, but it enables Patrice to take them out on trips further out from the slums, to places they’ve never been able to see before.
“The kids had never been to these places yet so they were very excited and very, very happy to discover new landscapes,” says Patrice. “They are so happy and really enjoy the trips”.
We still need your support. Running costs for the bus are expensive and each daytrip means that food needs to be provided for the children. Please take a moment to read more about the project and consider donating.