Hinche Haiti Partners for Education

Category: Haitian Culture


Anatomy of a Haiti Mission Trip

Update from Youth Haiti Mission Team member Rodger Langland:   Father Noe did most of the service this morning and then headed to two other parishes to do services there. Back about 16:00. He says his combined parishes have about 2500…

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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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Cupid Shuffle

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Haley Berl Fridays are the busiest days of the week. We always say we will start lesson planning at 7, but nothing ever really gets done before the coffee’s ready. Let’s be honest. After breakfast, we plan…

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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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Dimanche 1/5/14

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Haley Berl Today was Epiphany Sunday, and we woke up around 7 am to get ready. Mass began at 8, and Pere Noe instructed us to sit interspersed among the parishoners. I sat next to a girl…

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Who’s on First?

Posted on January 9, 2014 by Gregory Singfield 1/8/14 After yesterday’s evening English class, we strategized as to how we were going to manage teaching today. Despite the fact that we thought the class was rather large to begin with, we came to…

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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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