It started when I was in kindergarten. My teacher believed I was a “delayed learner” and “fell behind” most of my peers. “She can’t even use scissors to cut shapes,” my teacher told my mother. Instead of finding ways to support and enhance my learning, my teacher wanted to hold me back. Try telling that to a Haitian mother. She brought the novel “Wuthering Heights” and … [Read more...] about My learning disability experience taught me some valuable lessons for teachers today
dlo Haiti delivering water to a small shop (Ovive is dlo’s brand) Port Au Prince, Haiti, March 7-10, 2016 - Haiti is the poorest country in the continent, and an unresolved development riddle. Thanks to humanitarian aid and debt forgiveness the country has grown at an average rate of 3.8% since the devastating 2010 earthquake. However, poverty continues to afflict over 58% … [Read more...] about Can Private Sector Innovation Provide an Adequate Solution to Haiti’s Poor?
It seems everywhere I look in Haiti lately we are finding a species of bird, or fish, or mammal, or diverse community of species we didn’t know was there. Whether it’s the humpback whale that took everyone by surprise by appearing in Fort Liberte Bay in January, the remarkable invertebrate diversity found in the crystal clear Riviere Glace in the buffer zone of Macaya National … [Read more...] about Why Haiti’s economy needs parks
by Winsome Leslie and Ralph Denize It is widely accepted that access to basic services is a key aspect of improving the lives of individuals at the base of the economic pyramid in any country. Unfortunately, basic services in Haiti are an outlier in two respects when compared with the rest of the Americas: … [Read more...] about Targeting, partnerships, and flexibility are building blocks to provide basic services in Haiti
Image by https://pixabay.com/en/users/PublicDomainPictures-14/ - https://pixabay.com/en/skyline-city-manhattan-new-york-14619/, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45560674 August is an exciting time for Haitian foundation the Artisan Business Network (ABN). This is because from the 16th through the 20th, ABN’s production team will head up to New York City to … [Read more...] about The Artisan Business Network Gearing Up for NY NOW