#ThrowbackTuesday – Partner Schools
On this #ThrowbackTuesday, we celebrate some of our Partner Schools’ accomplishments. In recent months, two of the Partner Schools – Bèl Platon and Cabois Community Schools – acquired the resources to establish meal programs, through Haiti Partners’ network (thank you Schools Count Corp!) and other supporters as well. Each school day, hundreds of students benefitted from a nutritious cooked meal. In the areas where these particular schools are located – on the remote island of La Gonave and outside of Leogane – hunger can be a real concern, so we can’t underestimate the importance of school meal programs. Just like in the U.S., meal programs in Haiti really serve to help those students and families who are most in need by assuring that students receive the basic nutrition required to have the energy to do well in school.
At Henri Christophe Community School just last February we were thrilled to see them continuing their Touchstones Discussion groups (touchstones.org). Touchstones is an extraordinary discussion-based education program that was adapted for use in Haiti over 20 years ago. Through a structured, well-thought out process, Touchstones discussions helps students learn to take responsibility for their own education, teaching them over time to become better citizens and leaders.
As we all struggle with COVID-19, Haiti Partners continues to walk along side our Partner Schools, working together to determine the best, safest way forward through these deeply troubling times.