Category: Health for Haiti

Ninth Grade Students Take National Exams

Quality education is a major priority for SUNY Broome Health for Haiti. With generous help from donors, we have worked to support students and staff and enhance educational opportunities in rural Grande Saline. As a result of these efforts over the past several years, the school in Grande Saline has grown considerably and now offers…

Food for Thought

“Food is hope. Food is dignity. Food is empathy. Food is community. Food is family. Food is caring. Food is nourishment.  Food is resilience. Food is building longer tables. Food is peace. Food is love!” José Andrés (Chef and Humanitarian) Human needs don’t get much more basic than water and food, and adequate access to…

New Kindergarten Brings Hope and Joy

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson As we welcome the warmth and promise of spring in upstate New York, Health for Haiti is celebrating an exciting new beginning at the school in Grande Saline.  Construction that began last fall is now complete and students have started attending classes in their beautiful and…

Small Victories

Haiti has been in the world news since the assassination of President Moise last week. For a country already facing so much poverty and insecurity, the instability of the government and exacerbation of anarchy and violence are making an already desperate situation even worse. And although the assassination has only recently moved Haiti into the…

Scholarship Recipient Teaches the Next Generation

Greetings from Health for Haiti! In 2016 Health for Haiti started a scholarship program to assist students who were having trouble obtaining an education. Over the past few years, the program has helped many students stay in school and continue on with their education. One of our first scholarship receipients was a young man named…

Hopeful Harvest

As people at home and across the world continue to deal with our new COVID reality, it is easy to lose sight of how the current challenges only added to an already dire situation in places like rural Haiti. Even prepandemic, data from organizations like the Global Hunger Index (GHI) identified Haiti as one of…

School is in Session!

Greetings from Health for Haiti! School is once again in session at SUNY Broome and in Grande Saline. We are happy to see students and staff get back to work in Binghamton and in Haiti. We are also glad that everyone is taking steps to protect their health so we can all stay safe while…

Future Fruits

Greetings from Health for Haiti. Over the past months we have received many questions about how our friends in Haiti are doing and how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in the United States we are all too familiar with news about rising infections (some of the highest rates in the world), widespread…

The Courage to Continue

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill Anyone who follows the news in Haiti is all too familiar with ominous reports of corruption, civil unrest, protests, roadblocks, kidnapping, disruption of schools and businesses, open combat between police, soldiers and gang members, gas shortages,…

Kalensky’s Story

Greetings from Health for Haiti.  It was heartbreaking to miss our annual trip to Haiti this month, but we have been encouraged by the continued progress we are seeing in Grande Saline.  Our students and staff certainly lost a valuable opportunity to travel and serve in Haiti, but we are glad to see that in…