Kiwo Ayiti

Kiwo Ayiti / Mouvement Kiro d'Haiti
Formation 1960
Type Haitian Catholic youth organization
Purpose Catholic youth organization
Headquarters Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Haiti

Kiwo Ayiti (Creole name) or Mouvement Kiro d'Haïti (French name) a Catholic youth organization in the Haiti.[1][2] Kiwo Ayiti is a member of the Catholic umbrella of youth organizations Fimcap.[3]


Kiwo Ayiti was founded in 1960 by Flemish missionary following the example of the Catholic Belgian youth organization Chiro Flanders.[4]


International partnerships

Kiwo Ayiti is a member of the Catholic umbrella of youth organizations Fimcap.[3] Within Fimcap Kiwo Ayiti has got a intercontinental partnership with Chiro Flanders. The partnership includes mutual visits and exchanges about youth work.[5][6][7][4]


Kiwo Ayiti has about 60,000 children and young people as members. They are directed by about 4,500 youth leaders and meet in about 600 local groups. Kiwo Ayiti is present in all of the ten dioceses of the Roman Catholic church in Haiti.[8]

Kiwo Ayiti is structured in the following sections (based on age-groups):[9]

Age group Name of section
3 – 6 years "la section de plus petits et petites" (the section of the youngest ones)
6 – 11 years "Tambours" (for boys) and "Étincelles" (for girls)
12 – 14 years "Combattants" (for boys) and "Vaillants" (for girls)
14 – 16 years "Vainqueurs" (for boys) and "Conquérantes" (for girls)
17 years and older "Aspirants" (preparation for group leadership) and group leaders


  1. "kiro haiti". Kiro Haiti (in French). Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  2. "Mouvement Kiro d'Haïti". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  3. 1 2 "Members - Kiwo Ayiti". Website of Fimcap. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  4. 1 2 "Jeugdverenigingen geven Haïti hoop". Website of Broederlijk Delen. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  5. fg. "Wingse Chiroleider bezoekt collega's op Haïti". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  6. Vanlingen, Carine. "Chirojeugd Vlaanderen trekt naar Haïti". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  7. "Chirojeugd Vlaanderen vormt een partnerschap met Kiwo Ayiti | Vlaams Haïti Overleg". Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  8. "Kiro Haiti - L'effectif du mouvement" (in French). Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  9. "Kiro Haiti - Les groupes locaux Kiro" (in French). Retrieved 2016-07-03.
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