Health—General & Rehabilitative

Gaskov Clerge Foundation

  • Garden City, NY
  • www.gaskov.org

Mission Statement

·        
A
scholarship fund that embodies the dream of Gakov Clergé to empower Haitian
American youth in their pursuit of academic excellence in the field of Science.

·        
A
program of yearly medical missions of preventive healthcare in Haiti which
mobilizes the participation of physicians, nurses, other allied health
professionals and the corporate community who donate time and money that have
improved the livelihood and saved the lives of several thousands impoverished
Haitian families in rural areas.

·        
A
Sports Program that fosters the mental and physical development of young
Haitian athletes and provide support and assistance to prepare the athletes for
competitions.

Main Programs

  1. MOBIL CLINICS
  2. EDUCATION
  3. PROPOSED HAITI MEDICAL CENTER
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

GCF works in Southern Haiti, in the district of Les Cayes, a very populous and underserved rural area with some of the country's worst health indicators. GCF serves a catchment area of approximately 600,000 people through yearly health missions from the United States.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Cosy Joseph

Keywords

Self-reported

Haiti, Health, non-profit, education, grass root, hospital, public health

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EIN

51-0389906

 Number

0496187559

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Support Services (E60)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

MOBIL CLINICS

The Health Committee encourages the philanthropic participation of physicians, nurses and other health professionals for the Mobile Clinic in Haiti. GCF’s Mobile Clinics have become a major source of health care for many who cannot afford to see a doctor in Haiti. On average, GCF’s health care professionals see about 3,000 people during a mission trip to Haiti.
 
Most often, the specialists traveling with the mission are the only specialists in the region. In addition to basic medical and pediatric care, GCF’s Mobile Clinics offer neurology, dental, gynecology, cardiac and psychiatric care to many patients in dire need of these services. GCF’s teams have also worked closely with the local public hospital in Les Cayes to perform both minor and major surgeries for numerous cases. The organization plans to work closely with the Ministry of Health and the local community to help identify the best
way to supplement and reinforce the existing health care system with the establishment of
an affordable medical and diagnostic center that will make health care more accessible to
many in the southern region of Haiti.
Relief Mobile Clinic: Within weeks of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, in addition to operating the core Mobile Clinic, GCF also rotated over 100 medical volunteers in Port-au-Prince and its surrounding town to offer much needed health and wound care to victims in tent cities and remote towns. Orthopedic supplies collected from Hope Force International where distributed to Eliazar Germain Hospital and the Public Hospital in Les Cayes where many of the orthopedic earthquake victims were treated.

Category

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

Program 2

EDUCATION

GCF’s education program has been growing at a steady pace. The organization now has 180 students on the scholarship roster. We intend to keep that number growing. Our strategy has always been to give our academically sound under-privileged students the opportunity to attend the best schools in town. That strategy is naturally more costly as quality schools in Haiti tend to be relatively pricey. In 2010, in light of the significant
increase in the number of students seeking help from GCF, the organization decided to extend its scholarship programs to all schools meeting the minimum requirements for education, increasing the number of recipients to 180 students, up from 150 in 2009.
 
GCF also works with the Palm Beach School District to sponsor a yearly essay contest
across the county in Florida. GCF’s professional volunteers visit multiple inner-city schools
in Florida and New York to conduct career awareness sessions to motivate children to stay
in school and pursue higher education and their dreams.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 3

PROPOSED HAITI MEDICAL CENTER

The Medical Center, proposed by GCF, for the greater Les Cayes area in Southern Haiti will sit on 10 acres of land. The Center -yet to be named- will serve as a referral and teaching facility for the region. The main campus, comprising of 5 distinct pavilions, will occupy 54,914 square feet and will be built according to international parasysmic rules and hurricane building standards. Solar panels on the roof of the pavilions will provide renewable electricity for standard lighting needs in the Center.Read more at: http://www.gaskov.org/2010gcfprojects.html(http://www.gaskov.org/2010gcfprojects.html)

Category

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$1,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

GCF works in Southern Haiti, in the district of Les Cayes, a very populous and underserved rural area with some of the country's worst health indicators. GCF serves a catchment area of approximately 600,000 people through yearly health missions from the United States.

Funding Needs

$10,000,000 is needed to fund a Medical Center in Les Cayes Haiti.     The clinical facilities will include emergency services, intensive care unit, as well as an Operating Suite with 2 complete operating rooms. Computerized Axial Tomography Scan (CAT Scan), Digital X-Ray, Ultrasound are some of the diagnostic tools that will be available in Radiology services. In partnership and cooperation with Hospitals and Specialists in the United States, the Center will be equipped with the latest telecommunication services and products to facilitate all aspects of telemedicine.

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Gaskov Clerqe Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Gaskov Clerge Foundation

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Principal Officer

Cosy Joseph

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Cosy Clerge Joseph

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Term: May 1999 -

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