Charity: Happy Village International

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Contact info:

Happy Village International

Montreal Montreal, Quebec H3K 1N8

514-952-7884

www.happyvillageintl.com

Mission & Goals:

Happy Village International ("HAVI") is a charitable organization whose mission is to advocate for children with intellectual disabilities. We promote educational programs and community involvement in order to increase integration and reduce social stigma. Come volunteer with us and work with children with alternative abilities!

How your contribution helps:

HAVI is currently running 2 programs for children with intellectual disabilities in Montreal and in Ghana. HAVI ‘s Programs and Projects 1) HAVI FRIENDS PROGRAM (Montreal) HAVI Friends is a family learning initiative for parents and children living with intellectual disabilities. HAVI Friends will consist of two components. The first is a buddy system between children with intellectual disabilities and high school volunteers. The second component is a learning program for parents that will occur simultaneously to the HAVI Friends program. 2) EDUCATE OUR GIRLS PROGRAM (Volta Region, Ghana) In partnership with US-based organization, Forgirlsake, HAVI focuses on sending girls with intellectual disabilities to school. Forgirlsake and HAVI aim to build disability awareness of and send more girls to school each year with the intention of integrating them into society.

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