Category: 2015

Harmony for Haiti Makes Music With 300 Children

The July 2016 Health for Haiti team had another long but amazing day in Grande Saline. We arrived to find hundreds of very excited children waiting for us. Today we made simple instruments with the children and every child had a shaker egg or some other kind of rhythm instrument. Marcia led the children through…

Harmony for Haiti Rocks Grande Saline

We had a great day in Grande Saline today. We had an uneventful ride and were so excited to see the 250 kids who came to our music camp. They enjoyed watching the videos of our SUNY Broome students singing the five songs we are using in our camp. After that we broke up into…

Thank You GFJ Elementary and More Photos From Grande Saline

SUNY Broome Health for Haiti would like to extend a sincere thank you to the students, staff and families from George F. Johnson Elementary School in Endicott.  The GFJ community has been partnering with the Bridge to Haiti project for the past two years and have helped to enhance educational opportunities for children their age in Haiti.  At…

Flooding in Grande Saline

Haiti has had heavy rains over the past couple of weeks and there has been flooding in several areas.  Our friends in Grande Saline are dealing with damaged homes and standing water.  Schneider went to Grande Saline yesterday and had to walk for over a half hour because even the motorcycle he was riding on…

Harmony for Haiti

A Health for Haiti team is headed back to Haiti this July and, in addition to some water system upgrades and a professional development workshop for teachers, plans to offer a three day music camp for about 250 children in Grande Saline, Haiti. The camp will feature US and Haitian music and will be a…

A Lunch and Garden Update from Grande Saline

Here is another update from our friends in Grande Saline!  Thanks to the successful garden harvest and to the lovely ladies who do all the cooking, the school lunch program is going really well.  Below you can see some pictures of lunch preparation and of the local children eating their lunches.  It is so exciting…

It’s lunch! And other delicious Health for Haiti updates.

It has been a busy couple of weeks in Grande Saline.  The school lunch program is going well and the children are having lunch supplemented by beans, corn and other produce from the garden. Lunch is offered during the week for the school children and on Saturday for the children attending computer classes. Below are some…

Reflections on One Year of Clean Water

Thursday, March 12, 2015 may have been typically hot and sunny in Haiti, but it was far from an average day in Grande Saline.  For the first time, the people living in this community had access to clean safe drinking water…and that changed everything. The clean water project is part of SUNY Broome’s first global…

Zika Education in Grande Saline

There has been a lot in the news lately about the Zika virus, which has been reported in many countries, including Haiti. Zika is spread to people by the Aedes mosquito, which also spreads chikungunya and dengue fever.  Last month the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and a public health emergency of international concern.…