After months of growing, the rice in the community garden in Grande Saline is finally ready to harvest. Today the farmers started the process of cutting the plants and separating the grains of rice. There are still a few stages that the rice has to go through, but soon it should be available for student lunches. Thanks to the farmers in Grande Saline who had to deal with flooding and the hurricane while they were taking care of this rice.
We also have a new computer literacy program beginning in Grande Saline. Computer classes are now part of the school curriculum and are being presented by instructor Etienne Elysee. Classes began with students learning the different parts of the computer and the function of each part. The students took turns presenting the information that they had studied.
Our friend Elysee Alcidor also shared an update from computer classes at his school in Cite Soleil. This is the first time his students have had access to computers. He said that they have been working hard and next week the students will have their first computer exam.
Back here in the US we had our first class meeting with the 2017 Health for Haiti team and we have started to prepare for our January trip. Please consider supporting our class projects by attending one of our fundraisers. All money raised will go directly to support our projects in Haiti.
We will have a pancake breakfast from 8am to 10am on Sunday, November 20th at Applebee’s on Front Street in Binghamton. Tickets are only $7. Please contact Maureen Hankin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jen Musa (email@example.com) or any 2017 Health for Haiti student to purchase a ticket.
We are also excited to host our 2nd annual Health for Haiti Bowling Tournament at 12:30pm on Saturday, December 10th. The tournament will be held at Midway Lanes in Vestal. For $25 you can enjoy a fun afternoon of bowling, pizza, and wings and support the projects that our students will work on in Haiti this January. Please email Professor Diane Kelly to register (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click the link below for more information.
Thank you for your support!