Life-Changing Weeks in Haiti

Written by Jennifer Roth

With over one thousand photos that tell the visual story, I am adding some words to provide a
bit more information about my trip. I spent three incredible, sweaty, hard-working, life-changing weeks in Cap Haïtien and Saint-Louis du Nord in northwest Haiti. In partnership with Teachers2Teachers– International, I focused on community outreach and education.

My dedicated team of fellow educators and I hosted a summer camp at Ecole Baudin Méthodiste for over 120 children. We also provided staff development for its teachers.

Camp participants and teachers

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Community outreach was also part of the experience. We visited Papillon Orphanage, StreetHearts, a
school for street children, a home of a local resident, and the New American Institute for English. We also met with boys who were in the process of aging out of their orphanage, having to face a transition into the “real world” with very little support or preparation.

 

I believe a picture is worth a thousand words, so I invite you to take a look at these exceptional experiences:

Second graders in action at camp 

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Sharing teaching techniques with teachers from Pister School

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Camp volunteers from Streethearts

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Providing English practice for the students at the New American Institute

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French lessons, outdoor games, and movie night for the Streethearts boys

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Craft project for kids at the Papillon Orphanage

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Marckendy (our local translator) and his niece sharing her family portrait on our visit to his house

 

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Bracelet-making with Marckendy’s nieces and neighbors

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Farewell field trip for the boys leaving the orphanage 

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“Sometimes it’s the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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