Travel Blogs from Jacmel
... in the background.
I couldn't really sleep so I got up at 3am, and by 5 I decided to get some work done (graduate student here). I'm sooooo excited to meet the kids in just a few hours! Nervous about not knowing their English levels beforehand; it's really hard to plan a lesson with little knowledge of your students. BUT I'm good at winging it and going with the flow so we'll see!
... negotiated schedules and compensation, but it has evolved into a respectful and solid bond with the best interest of young learners in La Montagne at heart.
After the clinic group left town, I was invited to a Saturday morning meeting with Cristian, the head of CEL, Rones, and a room full of students. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and debate ideas for a schedule of classes for the school year and for student fees to be charged for the ...
... teasing from her.
They still wake at sunrise and call it a night soon after
sunset and spend their days aging peacefully on the patio or the rich, yellow
painted porch. They greet visitors
through the day with questions about work and families. Gran still sells her special recipe of
“clarin”- the Haitian moonshine liquor- by the ounce size pour.
Because I had arrived late and exhausted with the medical ...
... their Fall trip to La Montagne.
FOTC is a group of doctors, nurses, dentists and other
professionals committed to bringing health services to La Montagne by setting
up a clinic in the center of the La Montagne region, La Croix and serving the
community for two weeks, twice a year.
They’ve been returning regularly to the community for over 10 years and FOTC
and Yonn Ede Lot ...
... the mache (market) today and that was quite a unique experience, I felt its was more relaxed than other visits as I am darker and went with my Haitian friends my age, Stanley is a great dude and quite helpful and a good cook too, as is Fransko. They’re trying there best to make me feel welcome and enjoy myself, I need to be more appreciative of that than focusing on the language barrier. As I watched them eat with me today I felt a bit of comfort ...