H4H 2018: Holding Babies and Haitian History

Greetings from Haiti!  A quick update from last night:  We had Besty Sherwood, an international social worker, come to speak to the students after dinner. Betsy, originally from Vestal, NY,  shared her vast experience advocating for the disabled population in Haiti and around the world. The students really enjoyed her presentation. This morning, we woke…

New Experiences Bring New Friends

Greetings from Haiti!  Today was our first day working in Port au Prince.  We were privileged to serve the children from the “Organisation Assistante Pour Des Enfants d’Haiti” (OAEH).  This was the first time we worked with this group and it was a fantastic experience.The OAEH organization, led by Pastor Edwige, supports children in their…

Hello, Port au Prince!

Greeting from Haiti! Today we enjoyed a great final breakfast (pumpkin soup) at Le Gou T and headed to church at Mission House Freedom Center. We were all moved by the music and emotion at the service. It was such a wonderful cultural and spiritual experience. After that we traveled from Saint Marc to Port…

Goodbye to Grande Saline.

Greetings from warm, wonderful, Haiti! Today was our last day in Grande Saline and it was another productive and joyful day for our team. Medical saw ninety-seven patients today, twice as many many as yesterday. We saw babies and the elderly and everything in between. In addition, thirty-six patients received reading glasses. Fifty five children…

A Pretty Perfect Day in Grande Saline

Greetings from Haiti! It was a wonderful day in Grande Saline. The weather was perfect today and, although we had some “bus stuck in the mud” issues, our day was pretty perfect. We accomplished so much, and I am so sorry we don’t have enough wi-fi to upload pictures. The hard-working medical team, led by…

Rain and Rice in Haiti

Greetings from Haiti! It rained all day, and we are all soaked, but it was a wonderful day. Of course our bus got stuck in the mud (AKA Haitian Snow), but our fabulous staff pushed us out. The students spent a few hours bagging rice, beans, fish, and oil. They made bags for 300 families…

Safe Arrival in Haiti: Go Health for Haiti 2018!

Greetings from Haiti! We left SUNY Broome at 1:30 am and, after only 18 hours of bus, plane, and one very tight bus ride in Haiti…we (and our 49 suitcases) made it to our hotel in Saint Marc! We went from 4 degrees in Binghamton to 80 something here in Haiti. Everyone is tired but…

Bridge to Haiti Connects Broome with Port au Prince

Greetings from Health for Haiti!  As our amazing 2018 Health for Haiti team prepares to head to Haiti in a just a couple short months, we want to acknowledge some other incredible SUNY Broome students who are helping children and adults in Haiti from right here in Binghamton. SUNY Broome Professor, Sandra Wright, and her…