Sewing Students Show Off New Skills

Most students are enjoying summer vacation in Grande Saline, but the sewing students have continued to work hard every week.  Some of the students are now able to make clothing. This skill can mean an opportunity to earn income, which will improve the quality of life for their families. Thank you to our talented teachers,…

The Haiti We See

This update is not what I planned to be posting this week.  I thought I would be writing about joyful reunions with dear friends; hot, dusty, bumpy bus rides; delicious food; and the great work accomplished by our summer 2018 Health for Haiti team and Haitian community partners.  Instead, I am home reflecting on the…

Thank You Marine Corps League of Binghamton!

Health for Haiti would like to thank the John W. Thurston Detachment of the Marine Corps League of Binghamton for their very generous donation to the Health for Haiti program. Retired Marine Donald Kumpon has two granddaughters who participated in the Health for Haiti class, Maddi (2017) and Mary (2018). Maddi and Mary shared their…

Clean Water Changes Everything

The World Health Organization estimates that hundreds of millions of people in the world do not have access to clean water, and that every year over a half million people die from diseases related to drinking dirty water. Since March 2015, SUNY Broome Community College’s Health for Haiti program has been providing clean drinking water…

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…