We develop local leaders: This program consists of a series of seminars designed to provide pastors and church leaders with the skills to manage their ministry resources, and promote their church community empowerment. PEER Servants Canada will seek to increase the capability of pastors and church leaders through the provision of training and mentoring. PEER Servants Canada will train pastors and church leaders who currently serve three different congregations in the areas of Petion-Ville, Peredo and Cornillion, in Haiti. Pastors and Church leaders will gather in groups of 10-15, on a bimonthly basis, to receive both leadership and team management training.
The program is aimed at facilitating the development of effective leadership within those churches. Participants will learn to appreciate the importance of skills and leadership development in their churches, based on the biblical philosophy: ’And He gave some as apostles and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.’ PEER Servants Canada will emphasize that teamwork is always the best way of doing God‘s work. PEER Servants Canada believes that few things are more beautiful to God than seeing His people serve and work together as the answer the call to play their part in the Great Commission. A healthy church teaches its members that they are stewards of their God-given resources and challenges them to sacrificial generosity in sharing with others. Jesus said, .Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously, 2 Corinthians 9:6. Stewardship and generosity is where the rubber meets the road in our lifestyle as Christians
We train local teachers: Participants at these seminars have benefited from the development of new resources to support the learning of teachers and students. The main professional learning benefits identified were: improvements in teachers’ knowledge,understanding, and instructional practices; growth in teachers’ leadership skills, their sense of energy and efficacy, and collaborative professional learning.
In 2012, thanks to our Canadian partners and volunteers, we organized two teacher training workshops. Teachers from the Lafuite school, in a very remote area, participated in the training. As 90% of the instructors were untrained, the workshops helped tremendously to improve their performance. With the help of our volunteer instructors from Canada, experienced teachers from PEER Servants Canada provided 80 hours of formal training to the community instructors.
We help indigenous institutions to find ways to run sustainable clinics.
The project is set to provide immediate relief to a population in need while setting the stage for a more long-term and financially-sound clinic. The assumption behind the project is that, despite the level of poverty among patients, the clinic could be self-sustained by improving the service delivered to the community. It is the stakeholders’ understanding that the problem can be addressed phase by phase over a five-year period. The two implementation phases of the project will address three aspects: relief, capacity building, and sustainability (self-sufficiency).