Peppers and Progress

Greeting from Health for Haiti!  We have many updates from Grande Saline to share with you. The gardens in Haiti are growing well and the community is harvesting many peppers and eggplants.  The farmers recently used the donated farm equipment to prepare a new section of field and plant some corn.  The children are enjoying…

Student Garden Yields Healthy Harvest

We are still dealing with plenty of winter weather in the Binghamton, NY area, but the sun is shining and the gardens are growing in Grande Saline.  The tomatoes and okra planted by the 2018 Health for Haiti class are being picked and enjoyed by the school children in Grande Saline. There are beans and…

Science, Soap, and School Bags

Although the January 2018 Health for Haiti team returned to New York a couple of weeks ago, the work they started continues on in Haiti.  The scientific observation lesson was created by SUNY Broome CLT students and was first taught by the 2018 Health for Haiti class. The same lesson was recently presented to all…

Thank You From Health for Haiti 2018!

Greetings from cold, snowy upstate New York! On Tuesday, January 16th, the 2018 Health for Haiti students presented and reflected on our experiences in Haiti.  We are all adjusting to the cold upstate NY weather, and finding ways to get used to the new perspective we gained from our work in Haiti.  Professor Hankin and…

Gen Rekonesans

Hello from Haiti!  Today was our final day in Haiti and we enjoyed a fun day together at the public beach. We brought along the children from Home of Destiny Orphanage and Good Shepherd Orphanage, so we had plenty of friends to enjoy the day with. The kids swam in the ocean, played, and enjoyed…

La Maison du Sourire (The House of Smiles)

Greetings from Haiti!  Well. it is hard to believe but today was our last “working” day in Haiti.  We spent the day at Damabiah orphanage and school. There are 65 children who live there and about 150 who attend the school. There is a sign there that says “House of Smiles”, and that was certainly…

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…