Impact Update – Winter 2022

Children’s Academy moves forward despite challenges

While Haiti’s recent challenges remain, the work at the Children’s Academy continued apace this winter. The wellness team organized a 3-day dental clinic, the school held an Open Space meeting on child protection, and, as seen in this video, they also had more training on teaching in Haiti’s mother tongue, Haitian Creole.

New classrooms built at Bèl Platon Community School

Haiti Partners is very grateful to Schools Count Corp. for their support making possible the construction of two new classrooms at our partner Bèl Platon Community School. Under the very capable school leadership, they were able to procure all the needed materials and labor and got the structure near-complete in just a few short weeks! Learn more here.

Special conference helps teachers teach through crisis

Late last December our partner school liaison in Leogane organized a 2-day teacher conference for the staff at Henri Christophe Community School. Their goals were (1) to better meet student, and their own, needs amidst Haiti’s current crises, and (2) how to boost morale. The conference was a great success and served as a great platform from which to begin the 2nd part of the school year. Learn more here.

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Haitian Handmade Paper Greeting cards rebrand as “Growing Together,” offers new design and assortment options

Each year the Handmade Paper Social Business team at the Children’s Academy works closely with Co-Director, Merline Engle, to improve the quality and appeal of the greeting cards. This year, they’ve found a beautiful and efficient way to dramatically increase the design options available. Click here to learn more and see the new designs.


Haiti Partners gets 100/100 Leadership & Adaptability score on Charity Navigator Encompass rating system

After introducing “Finance & Accountability” and “Culture & Community,” Charity Navigator has now expanded its new Encompass Rating system to include, “Leadership & Adaptability.” In all three categories, Haiti Partners has received 100/100 ratings. View our Charity Navigator rating page here.

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  • Lisa Reyes

    Love the focus on Haitian Creole and that new classroom (computer lab?) is stunning! Thanks for the update!

  • Chris Weber Sponnick

    Congratulations on the success of your dedicated efforts. I pray God will continue to bless your students and staff. Will you be presenting in Vero Beach this spring?

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