We’re moving– almost unbelievably– in to the last leg of our journey in Haiti. Yesterday we drove all the way from Gros Morne to Cap Haitien; though it was a long, bumpy ride we made it here safely. Today we had the chance to visit a small street art market, stop by the Cap Haitien [...]
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We survived hiking up and down the mountain, had lots of productive dialogues with teachers, women from the community, students, and other partners! We’re now setting off for the Cap, we have so much to update but we’ll do that when we get more Internet access.
With lots of love from Gros-Morne!
Hello VHPers! It is finally spring break at Vassar. While most of us are relaxing and sleeping, we are excited that a team of VHPers are in Haiti with Lila and Andrew, in hot weather, their sandals and t-shirts wrapped around their heads, their hands ready to help and their minds ready to learn.
This pause [...]
This past Thursday we held a film screening in collaboration with a Vassar alum ’11, Joseph Redwood-Martinez. Here are some details about what happened!
One day, everything will be free is a feature-length documentary about permaculture, international aid, and Sadhana Forest Haiti––an unlikely reforestation community organized around an alternative economy in an area of Haiti devastated by erosion [...]
We are kicking off this semester with our very first event!
Sustaining Water and Land is a combination documentary and speaker event examining the two items that give life to people around the world: water and land. The Vassar Haiti Project and Environmental Studies Department will be first screening One Water, a documentary about global access [...]
The Vassar Haiti Project participated in HarvestFest, an annual festival celebrating the coming of fall with refreshments and activities out on the Vassar Quadrangle. This year, VHP had a table where we had handcrafts for sale and face-painting.
Ilse Heine ’15 gives us her perspective on the experience:
“I had a lot of fun face painting during [...]
You can really get to know someone when they invite you into their home. Donna Trimboli, DDS has been a supporter of VHP from the early years. From VHP’s trips to Haiti in the early years, her practice has donated tooth care products for the children of Chermaitre. Donna decided to open her heart and [...]
Sarah Oliver ’15 and Manny Singh ’15, our Co-VPs of Programming of this year comment on our first event of the year:
”On Friday, September 21, VHP opened with our first fundraising event of the school year,September Soiree!”, Sarah says. “When Manny and I found out that we were going to be Co-VPs of Programming this [...]
Solange Boucher, a rising 7th grader at Vermont Catholic School in Barre, Vermont, shows us the power of perseverance and good will as she set up a fundraiser at her middle school to help raise money for children in Chermaitre. Age does not matter when you’re trying to make a difference!
My name is Solange, and [...]
Alex Ciucu ’12 writes about VHP’s summer sales and the preparations for next year’s projects.
Although it is the middle of July, the Vassar Haiti Project volunteers still have their hands and minds full with work for the benefit of Haiti! We kicked off the summer on a high note, by organizing the annual Vassar College [...]