So, why does the ApParent Project do what they do?
Why do they go through the trouble of trying to build a market and create jobs in a place like Haiti?
Why don’t they just set up another feeding clinic?
What drives the people who run AP, the people who I now work with, to do what they do?
There are, as I see it, three reasons that they do it…..
1. Because it’s the right thing to do. Helping families stay together and helping them through a rough spot in a way that develops and fosters responsibility and independence, that’s hard but it’s the right thing to do.
2. Because of trauma. I’ll explain it in more detail later, but every child who has been relinquished by their birth parents and adopted into a new family has experienced trauma. Experts say that it doesn’t matter what the age, they all experience it and all deal with it for the rest of their lives. Some more than others, but it affects them all. The folks behind AP want to avoid that. I’ve seen that, I’ve lived that, I want to avoid other children having to deal with that.
3. Because providing jobs, building responsibility and encouraging education will change the future – the future of these families and the future of Haiti.
In a nut shell, there are three reasons why The Apparent Project does what they do. They are why I joined them and they are why I hope you will join us in helping offer hope and responsibility to Haitians and their children.
More to come…..