Thank you for making the Growing Together Benefit a great success!

 In Children's Academy, community, Events, Partner Schools, Quality Schools Program

A giant THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on February 20th or otherwise supported our first ever virtual event, the Growing Together Haiti Scholarship Benefit! With over 250 registrations – a large number of whom are totally new to HP – and friends stopping in from as far away as Australia, Ontario, England, New Zealand, and, of course, Haiti, it was a wonderful evening of sharing, learning, listening and, indeed, Growing Together. 🙂

Special thanks to our many generous sponsors without whom this event wouldn’t have been possible as well as the many kind and caring donors who helped us not only reach but surpass our financial goal. Your support is improving the lives of students, families and communities in Haiti. We couldn’t be more grateful!

We invite you to view the benefit above. We’ve created a legend so you can skip around based on your interests:

0:01​ – Pamela Saint-Remy sings “Lakou Trankil” by BèlO
7:14​ – Official Program begins, Medjy & Houston introductions
15:25​ – Co-Directors Merline & John Engle introduction
21:25​ – VIDEO: A Day in the life of Leissa
32:55​ – VIDEO: History of Haiti, Konbit, and an introduction to the work of Haiti Partners
47:47​ – “Liberation Soup” – Introduction & VIDEO (recipe:
53:35​ – The Story of The Children’s Academy
1:01:33​ – Collaborative leadership & Community engagement
1:03:48​ – VIDEO: Konbit & the Home Gardens project
1:05:01​ – Entrepreneurship & Merline’s Caribbean Hot Sauce
1:07:18​ – VIDEO: Comedian Eva Victor lists all the things you can put Merline’e Hot Sauce on
1:10:06​ – Social business & handmade Haitian paper greeting cards
1:14:04​ – The Future of the Children’s Academy
1:20:00​ – Closing song: The WOZO Children’s choir


Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to the entire team that made our first foray into the virtual event space a great success. From our super engaged volunteer Board of Directors, to our gifted content-creator friends – new and old, in both the US and Haiti – we couldn’t have done it without you. Mèsi!

With gratitude,

~ Haiti Partners Staff

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