You’re invited to travel with MCC to Haiti to learn about
work in the areas of health, mental health, and health care!
Our journey will lead us from the halls of Haiti’s top hospital, to rural communities where simple interventions have dramatic impact. Climb steep mountain paths to visit agroforestry gardens and kids clubs that are transforming a community’s nutrition. Trace the cholera epidemic’s path from the Artibonite river to local treatment centres.
You will also have the opportunity to meet physicians, community health workers, nutritionists, psychiatrists and local leaders who are innovating to improve health outcomes for some of Haiti’s most vulnerable and marginalized people.
Join us to discover the unique challenges of providing care in the Haitian context and the hope that grows from health.
Click here to download and print an invitation and draft itinerary.
Andrenya Charl and her family are one of 181 families who built latrines for their homes as part of an MCC-supported latrine project in Kabay, Haiti, to reduce the spread of serious infectious diseases. (MCC Photo/Paul Shetler Fast)
What is a learning tour?
Learning tours aim to give MCC supporters a chance to see our international work up close, provide space and tools for mutual learning, and build relationship between people across cultures.
Travelling with a group and guided by MCC staff, participants visit MCC local partner organizations who are carrying out our work on the ground and meet with community leaders to hear their stories. This is also a unique chance to experience the country’s culture and landscape away from tourist hubs. Participants often find learning tours to be a transformational experience.
MCC has been present in Haiti since 1957. In that time MCC has performed significant work in disaster response, medical care, and food security, and formed many relationships with local communities and partner organizations. This is an exciting opportunity to see different areas of MCC’s work come together in one place.
Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast, MCC representatives in Haiti, will join us for part of the tour. (Photo courtesy of Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast)
What sort of meals and accommodations can I expect?
MCC will arrange for modest but comfortable accommodations for everyone. Meals will be taken as a group, and will reflect the local cuisine in the areas that we visit.
The estimated cost of the tour is $2500 per person including airfare. For more details or to RSVP for an information session in November, please contact Brad Reimer at Bradreimer@mccmb.ca or 204-261-6381.