Little Bags for a Good Cause

Hello from Health for Haiti!  The students at the sewing school in Grande Saline have been working hard and practicing their new skill with the hope of raising money to help support their sewing program. In particular, the students hope to raise enough money to pay the salary of the two sewing teachers. Although the students are…

Technology Enhances Education in Grande Saline

The computer literacy program in Grande Saline, which started with one laptop powered by a gas generator in July 2014, has continued to expand and grow. Now, technology and computer classes are part of the graded curriculum at the primary school in Grande Saline.  Students in all different grade levels enjoy computer classes taught by teacher,…

Grande Saline Children Form School Pride Leadership Committee

Health for Haiti would like to acknowledge and congratulate students from the Ecole Baptiste Conservatrice de Rossignol in Grande Saline for their initiative and school service efforts.  Under the guidance of school Principal, Pastor Berlando, the school children recently elected a School Pride Leadership Committee that will oversee new school projects and recreation activities.  The committee…

Thank You January 2017 Health for Haiti Team!

It is never easy to say goodbye to our friends, and we all felt a little sad to leave Haiti behind.  The students did an amazing job delivering their final presentations and, once again, it is clear that we all gained much more than we gave on this trip. Now that we have had a…

A Beautiful Beach and Bus Beats

Our last full day in Haiti was beautiful and sunny and warm and started off with some of Jude’s wonderful oatmeal.  Today was a well-deserved day of fun and relaxation for the students and staff.  We went to the beach with about thirty children from Pastor Vincent’s Orphanage and Jude’s family’s orphanage. The students raised…

Kids, Kids and More Kids

Today was our last official “working” day in Haiti.  We spent the entire day at Foundation Sens Universal Damabhia Orphanage.  This is orphanage is supported by our dear friend and translator, JJ.  We were really excited to see the kids, they were so sweet.  About 85 children live at the orphanage and another 40 or…

Great Day, No Internet

We had a super day visiting (Saint) Mother Teresa’s Hospital in the morning. We held and comforted sick babies and provided education, toothbrushes and toothpaste to over 400 children. We spent the afternoon playing and socializing with the children at Pastor Vincent’s orphanage. We did some souvenir shopping and then had a fascinating evening lecture…

Cloudy Skies and Bright Smiles

Today was a fun and special day for our team.  After a hearty breakfast of Jude’s oatmeal we loaded up our suitcases and headed out to Centre Evangelique Orphanage in Port au Prince.  It was about a two hour drive through the busy crowded streets of Port au Prince. It was cloudy and a little…

From Paper Hats to a Solar Cooker: Day 2 in Grande Saline

The 2017 Health for Haiti team broke all records today and worked on 9 projects during the time we spent in Grande Saline.  The entire team of 35 people worked very hard and provided services and education to hundreds of people in the community. The medical and dental teams, led by Maureen, started seeing patients…