As an International Development Fellow with AVSI in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Evelyn Bauman will work as a project assistant on new educational projects that focus on youth development. One aims to train teachers and another, in association with the Red Cross, concentrates on youth job creation to inhibit gang membership and violence.
The Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) is an international nongovernmental organization founded in Italy in 1972. AVSI’s mission is to support human development in developing countries with special attention to education and the promotion of the dignity of every human person, according to Catholic social teaching. AVSI currently operates in 38 countries of Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, with over 130 long-term projects and relief operations directly benefiting around 4 million people in various sectors. AVSI personnel are directly involved in long-term field assignments together with hundreds of locally hired staff and supported by dozens of academics and senior practitioners.