Today is our last day in Haiti. The past 11 days have been a memorable experience that we cannot wait to share with all the VHP members in Poughkeepsie. After a 7-hour drive and countless stops at the gas stations, we finally returned to the historic Hotel Oloffson from Cap Haitien. It was a very [...]
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Hello from Gros Morne! We woke up before the sun to a glorious orchestra of rooster crows, cat meows, dogs barking and goats bleating this morning, and have just fueled up on breakfast at our dear partner Pere Jonas’ home. We are extremely excited to go to the Chermaitre-Fiervil clinic, then make the hike to [...]
As co-vice president of the Merchandise Committee, I have always seen the paintings in the setting of stretching, inventory, and art sales at Vassar. Yesterday was a great opportunity to experience the artwork in Haiti not only for me, but also for the trippers because this is where it all begins. VHP flourishes through the [...]
From the very beginning, we knew that our trip to Haiti wasn’t going to be easy, but we also knew that no obstacle could stop us. Today is the first day of our trip, and it’s definitely been a long and special day. At 3:45 AM, trippers jumped off couches, sofas, and beds in Andrew [...]
Twelve hours until we board the plane to Port-au-Prince, Haiti!
We are, as always, tired but excited! After all the fundraising and planning, we are finally here. We’re ready to put midterms, life stress and little concerns behind us, and jump right into the opportunity and honor of representing our fellow VHP-ers on this trip to [...]
The last day of our trip is alive with roosters crowing and a blue blue sky. Emily, Lanbo and I look back at the week and feel as though we’ve been here for a month. Haiti is the perfect place to learn about surrendering to the universe, which seems to laugh at us every time [...]
Hello everyone! Bonjour from Port au Prince. We arrived last night after a series of (mis)adventures. I can’t believe we’ve only been here since Saturday. It feels like weeks. We have so much to share with you all when we get back, but for now I’ll share the highlights. We saw the clinic–it’s beautiful, almost [...]
We’ve heard back from Lila, Lanbo Yang ’15 and Emily Strasser ’10 who are in the middle of a short trip to Haiti!
“Lila and co. are back down the mountain, and they are alive and well! She says it feels like they have been gone a month :) They have met Pere Jonas Beauvoir, the [...]
Time is really a fool’s folly. We have been back for 7 days. We were in Haiti for 10. We had been preparing for countless. None of it is meaningful. How do you account for an incredible journey that was long in the future, a blip in the present and is now winding a tapestry [...]
We have all safely returned from our amazing trip to Haiti and are in the throes of adjusting to the here and now. Aside from our excursion down the dusty road of L’Acul, the setting for some busy days at the medical clinic and some great interaction with the local children, there was no [...]