Hinche Haiti Partners for Education

Category: First Timers Perspective


MIIS Spring Team in Hinche

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Improv

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Jaimee De Pompeo We all slept like logs last night and got up and ready just in time to visit some homeroom classes. The teachers were very welcoming and the kids were intrigued by the new “blancs”…

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Bienvenue

Posted on May 24, 2014 by Jaimee De Pompeo The journey was nothing quick or efficient from Monterey to Hinche Wednesday and Thursday. First a two hour car ride to SFO, then a six hour flight to Ft. Lauderdale followed by a seven…

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The One Bad Cultural Difference

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Haley Berl There are several large cultural differences that I have picked up on over the past couple of weeks. The first is the fact that in Haiti, time is not money. Time is what you do,…

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Electricity – 1/9/14

by Haley Berl This morning, we woke up and went to observe Evens. Today, it was a 7:15 am 8th grade English class. They moved from the present simple to the present progressive tense. Gregory, Marie and I sat amongst the…

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In Port au Prince

From Haley, Dateline: Jan 3 Today began at 3:50 am EST in Miami with a malaria pill. Upon arriving at the airport, it finally hit me – this is the day that my Curriculum Design team has been planning for…

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Saint Andre’s Church Choir

Here are some of the heavenly sounds reported by our recent returnees from Haiti. The choir is under the leadership of a very talented musician who also teaches physics at the school. I am told he also was a candidate…

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Making Friends

So, today we got to try out the laptops with 5th grade. They loved it, too, and it went pretty much the same as yesterday. Some of the sixth graders from the room across motioned for me to sit next…

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Hunger Games

We sit on the porch at the bishop’s house, three white women, one a child of 13. Pere Noé has already met us at the airport in Port au Prince, and we have stopped here in Mirebalais on our way…

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We’re Finally Here!

Well, after an entire night of plane rides and minimal sleep, we arrived in Haiti in the early morning. We were picked up by Father Noe, the man that we are staying with, and drove through the streets of Port…

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