Bridge to Haiti Connects Broome with Port au Prince

Greetings from Health for Haiti!  As our amazing 2018 Health for Haiti team prepares to head to Haiti in a just a couple short months, we want to acknowledge some other incredible SUNY Broome students who are helping children and adults in Haiti from right here in Binghamton. SUNY Broome Professor, Sandra Wright, and her…

October 2017 Health for Haiti Update

Greetings from Health for Haiti!  We now have twenty wonderful SUNY Broome students accepted into out 2018 Health for Haiti class and we are excited to get to know each other and start preparing for our January projects in Haiti!  At the end of this post you can read about how you can help us…

Calm Before the Storm

It seems like the whole world is watching the path of Hurricane Irma as it moves through the Caribbean and towards the United States. While it looks as if Haiti will be spared a potentially catastrophic direct hit from powerful Hurricane Irma, there are grave concerns about heavy rainfall that will cause devastating flooding in…

Water, Rice, and More Good News from Grande Saline

Greetings from Health for Haiti! It is late July and there is all good news to report for Grande Saline.  Thanks again to our hard-working international team, the compressor was repaired and the community is receiving over 3000 gallons of clean, safe drinking water every day. The water is central to our Health for Haiti…

Classes Resume in Grande Saline

Hello from Health for Haiti! I am happy to report that the flood waters have dried up and classes have resumed in Grande Saline. The children are back in school and the teachers are back to work. Computer classes are also back in session and are scheduled to continue throughout the summer. Sewing classes have…

Difficult Days in Grande Saline

The heavy rains in Haiti have led to widespread flooding in Grande Saline. As you can see below, the road now looks more like the river. Pastor Berlando reports that many people have lost their homes and their possessions. Although the flood water has filled the church and is right up to the doors of the…

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,…