Hinche Haiti Partners for Education

Category: Student Life


A Message from Father Noe at St. Andre

Hello my friends from Saint Dunstan. Greetings! On Behalf of the teachers ,parents , the kids and myself I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support for the academic year 13 – 14….

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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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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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First Day of Teacher Workshop

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Gregory Singfield Today was the first day of the teacher workshop. Early in the day we carefully planned our session. Our plan was to have lunch at 1:00 and then conduct the workshop from 2:00-4:00. However, because…

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Banana Soup 1/7/14

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Haley Berl Today began with a 7:15 am English class with Evens. The classroom is relatively small, but we were informed that there were many absences due to an extended Christmas vacation from students who live farther…

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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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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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The Teachers’ Teachers

Before leaving for Haiti, I met Jim Hamilton at Carmel River School for his demonstration in the third grade classroom of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) laptops. He wanted to inspire the students to make positive things happen in…

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One Laptop Per Child

So, Wednesday we got to try the laptops (One Laptop Per Child Program) out with the kids. They absolutely loved it, and it was really fun, too. It was a little frustrating, though, as we couldn’t understand what the kids…

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Orderly Chaos

From my room above the rectory I can hear children arriving at the school. It’s 7am. I’m up and ready for some strong Haitian coffee, waiting for us in the dining room. From the balcony outside my bedroom door, I…

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