1.1 MILLION Haitians are estimated to have disabling physical and/or mental conditions requiring the help of qualified Occupational and Physical therapists.*
Yet, there are only about 50 Haitian PTs and 1 Haitian OT – all of whom received their degrees from the Dominican Republic because there was no such opportunity in Haiti. Haiti needed its own OT and PT 4-year degree program! This credential allows graduates to operate independently as therapists. FSRL opened in 2015 to provide Haiti with its own, highly qualified OTs and PTs. But we need YOUR help to fund the FSRL program.
One million citizens in need
More than 1mm citizens of Haiti are estimated by the World Health Organization to have disabling physical and/or mental conditions requiring the help of qualified Occupational and Physical Therapists
fifty haitian physical therapists
Despite the growing need for physical and occupational therapists within Haiti, lack of access to education and high costs have prohibited many from receiving degrees.
thirty five enrolled students
35 students enrolled in FSRL - a massive leap forward in helping the people of Haiti get back on their feet.