Travel Blogs from Jacmel
The English program is alive and well and growing.
I worked hard this summer to encourage Rones & Sonson, the teachers we agreed to hire, and CEL (Comite Education La Montagne, the committee of headmasters joined together to improve education for all in La Montagne) to communicate and manage the program without my direct input once I had returned home. The relationship that has grown between those two teachers and CEL was a challenging one at first ...
Just a quick update on loved ones I consider family in my home away from home...
Gran and Papi are doing well. In fact, both greeted me with big hugs and
smiles and Gran gave me a gentle loving pat on the hips and said, “Maman ou te
fe manje pou ou byen,” or something along
those lines, meaning “Your mother has been cooking well for you.” I laughed a little embarrassed, but feeling
like a real family member to take ...
There are two reasons I returned to Haiti this last time
around. One, to keep a promise I had
made to students and teachers involved in the English program to return at the
end of the summer session to share in reflecting on progress made and planning
for the school year schedule. Two, I had
been invited to join the Friends of the Children Medical group to work with
them in ...
It's Pak, or Easter Sunday, and I can hear the rah-rah band
and whistles in the distance dancing the afternoon away through the
mountains. Church services have ended
and everyone has slowly made their way home for the day. Gran and Papi are sitting on the porch
talking with a few friends, all of them sipping Gran’s special concoction of
what we think is rum blended with her own ...
Many things have happened since our last post,.. the highlight being the parent teacher interviews. A resounding success by all accounts. Judy's in service with the teachers was embraced by the teachers and resulted in some very positive feedback. The turn out by the parents was more than anticipated. Maya,.. the director of all of st joseph's family and Wilner the assistant to KC both address the parents and we have ...