Two years after a devastating earthquake, Haitians are trying to rebuild their lives. Several organisations have come to the assistance of Haitians including the Caribbean Council for the Blind (CCB), which has had a presence in Haiti for many years. In partnership with the Société Haitienne d’Aide aux Aveugles (SHAA) and Sightsavers, CCB’s focus is that of assisting those who are blind and visually impaired. In February 2012, a team from CCB, led by Chief Executive Officer, Arvel Grant, visited Haiti. In this interview he elaborated on the work being done in the country.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 12, 2010 a great portion of the already fragile infrastructure of the Republic of Haiti was shattered. With an estimated 50% of blind individuals in the Caribbean living in Haiti, the Caribbean Council for the Blind (CCB) continues its mission of preventing blindness and visual impairment while restoring sight and creating opportunities for persons whose sight cannot be restored. View the following video highlighting our work in Haiti.