Ben Stiller Visits Haiti Partners!

 In Entrepreneurship Program, Partner Schools, Quality Schools Program

March 26, 2013

Erik Badger

Earlier this month Haiti Partners had a special treat. Through our close partnership with Yunus Social Business we were invited to host the actor/writer/producer Ben Stiller for a couple hours during one of his visits to Haiti. Mr. Stiller co-founded Artists for Haiti which, among other things, supports the development of social business in Haiti. He wanted to visit the future site of the HAJICA poultry business which, in partnership with YSB and four of our partner schools, will be built this year.

The visit went very well. Mr. Stiller arrived in a helicopter directly to the field next to Henri Christophe Community School. I can tell you, this was quite a treat for the neighborhood kids who had come from miles around to see it! We spent about an hour talking with key colleagues about the poultry business and the four partner schools it will fund. We then visited the nearby site where the poultry business is to be located. Finally, we returned where Maestro Alex and the WOZO Choir sang for our visitors. As always, Alex and the choir got the whole neighborhood on their feet!

Haiti Partners is very grateful to Mr. Stiller and Artists for Haiti for visiting this work and for engaging in Haiti. We look forward to a hopeful future visit once HAJICA has been built and is up and running!

 

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