3rd Annual Seeds Campaign
This campaign supports a community of farmers in Ayiti (Haiti) that struggle to save seeds for sustainable practices. In 2016,
Hurricane Matthew destroyed the farmlands, livestocks and seed bank. We haven't been able to replenish. Our goal is to start to save indigenous seeds again.
In 2019, twenty-five students from the Anba MòN farming community were enrolled into a vocational training school.
Presently, the 7 tilers are enrolled in an apprenticeship program to sharpen their skills. They are in need of essential tools to continue to thrive.
Vocational Trade School
In 2019, twenty-five young adults from the Anba MòN farming community received full sponsorship to apply at a state vocational/trade school. They were enrolled in ceramic, plumbing, tailoring, window installation, computer technique, cosmetology and culinary arts.
This January 2021, our first cohort eight students graduated from the ceramic/window installation program. These eight are doing an apprenticeship through the school.
More Graduates to follow:
Cosmetology & Culinary arts- July 2021
Computer Technique- October 2021
Tailoring/Dressmaking April 2022
Medicinal Plant Workshop
The Anba MòN farmers live in an ecosystem that is plant based.
We've partnered up with Doctor Berthony Jean Charles, an herbalist to do intergenerational workshop with the farmers and the children.
The objective is to identify medicinal plant in their own garden to use for their health and vitality.
Our 2nd annual camp this year is being led by two volunteers, Ayitian/American Yoga/Dancer, Viergela of www.yitdotsfitness.com. And, Haitian Folklorist Dancer Clossiny from Cap-Haitian.
The camp idea was birthed In July 2020, when the young adults barter for funds to start a chicken coop.
Immediately, they started the camp with ten children, by the second session in August they had fifty children.
APAM stands for Assosyason Peyizan Anba MòN. It is a grassroots organization that was birthed after Hurricane Mathew devasted Haiti. We are based in Brooklyn, NY, but our initiatives and members exist in the surrounding areas of the Southern Eastern part of Haiti in Jacmel.
APAM is a collective of one-hundred-two (102) families organized in the South East of Haiti around issues of education, farming, agriculture, biodiversity, health, and self-empowerment through a self-sustaining lens. We seek to empower, uplift, and ultimately to liberate the most marginalized members of the Anba MòN rural community—including and especially those who are, elderly, disabled, cash poor, women and children in the countryside. APAM focuses on community inter-dependence through member independence and accountability. We seek advanced training in agricultural and agroforestry; animal rearing, and building an equitable future, education and direct action.