The Haiti Breathes program is a partnership between World Central Kitchen and Switch Haiti. This project targets 100 schools in Port au Prince and surrounding areas for cook stove conversion from charcoal to liquid petroleum gas and provides food safety and sanitation training.
World Central Kitchen’s role:
- Investing in the equipment for the conversion of 100 schools
- Food safety and sanitation training for the 100 schools converted
- Utilizing members of our Chef Network for training expertise
Current operations and future plans:
- We have converted our goal of 100 schools and provided training for more than 500 school cooks.
- This initiative also improved the health of over 50,000 students through food safety/sanitation practices implemented by school cooks.
- The majority of the school kitchens have been painted and we have added preparation tables and equipment to schools that meet the space requirements.
- In 2016, we will start converting the kitchens of the student’s homes.
4 million people worldwide die each year from complications due to cooking with charcoal and wood, but with the help of Haiti Breathes, World Central Kitchen is working to reduce this number.
For more information about this program, please download our one pager on Haiti Breathes.