Hotel le Rendez-Vous
Travel Blogs from Jacmel
... singing that things will be all right. Before coming to Haiti I thought that I would be crying every day over the poverty of this particular area, Cite Soleil, but this wasn't the case at all. The students are poor, but they're fine. They are in school to learn, and they want better futures for themselves and their families. They know that being at this school is a great opportunity and they take it seriously. Like any student in America or anywhere else, ...
... darn rooster half flew up onto the counter and landed in the bucket of water. That really got him going. So he starts flapping at the windows behind the sink and making a huge amount of noise. I tried to shoo him again and he started flapping his wings at me but at this point I was more panicked then the rooster and so I made a hasty retreat (ive had several unsuccessful run ins with birds, so have learned to back off when challenged). At this point the workers out ...
... this course to work as interpreters at various stations in the clinic and triage/ waiting room area! Three of the students who regularly attend the classes come from La Vallee, a good 2 hour walk away from La Croix National School. Enthusiasm abounds.
CEL was able to encourage students to pay any small amount they could for course fees when they could afford to through the summer and CEL has started a very meager savings account for the program. This will ...
... we were still a
ways distance from her home. She called
back “Shannon” and I really felt home.
Adeline had given birth to a baby girl, Mariana, since I
left in April. A welcome addition to her
troupe of boys. Mariana is healthy and
smiley and full of love. We chatted and
made plans to share a meal or two while I was in town and discussed the boys
going back to school. She asked about my
family back home. ...
... where the
group stayed near the church talking about community happenings and about the
work in the clinic. I talked to Linda,
an RN and her niece, a 4th year med student OB/GYN in the making,
about the work they were doing and how they choose the careers they did and
shared with them my growing interest in medicine and public health in
general. It was instant ...