The Foundation to change the image of Haiti (FOCIH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote Haitian education through workshops and group discussions on the ways to raise level of civic pride and social well being of Haitians. FOCIH vision is to provide adequate training and logistic assistance on the ways to change the lives of the most vulnerable population in Haiti: the poor, children, orphans, the elderly, the disabled, returned refugees and victims of disasters.
Their experience and the knowledge that they have gained from working directly with local organizations in Haiti have shown them that the integration of their programs provides those living in extreme poverty the best chance of improving their lives, and this philosophy remains part of the solution for rebuilding the image of Haiti.
FOCIH believes in the ability of local organizations in Haiti to shape and create their own vision and projects for their communities.
FOCIH believes that Haitian authorities must empower local organizations to access and manage the resources they need to be self-sufficient.
FOCIH supports these values, which are important in giving Haitian communities the tools to realize shared goals, through facilitated interaction of local organizations to select, oversee, and manage their own projects.
FOCIH is currently registered in Haiti and has offices on the island. Their organization has established a diverse team of engineers, educators, social workers, and other professionals in specialized fields to support their efforts in initiating, developing, and sustaining community programs that will help revitalize neighborhoods throughout Haiti and renew the hope of their Haitian people.