Photo above: Haitian boys who participate in the Reliv Kalogris Foundation feeding program.
Reliv International’s charitable arm, the Reliv Kalogris Foundation (RKF), recently announced the opening of the St. John the Baptist National School, a milestone in its ongoing work with orphans in Petite-Anse, Haiti. The RKF supplied funds to repair damages to the structure caused by the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Following the earthquake, the RKF collected donations to supply aid to the country’s orphans—a population which had swelled to approximately 500,000 as a result of the disaster. With the initial $100,000 in donations, raised within just two months, the Reliv Kalogris Foundation built a children’s home in the northern town of Cap Haitien.
The addition of the newly upgraded school building will enable RKF to provide education and vocational training, as well as feed and house the children. In addition to the 40 children that RKF houses, 200+ children from the surrounding neighborhood will also attend the school, where they will receive daily nutritional shakes formulated by Reliv. RKF currently supplies nutrition to over 12,000 children in 47 schools, orphanages and clinics across the island nation.