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We at the Vassar Haiti Project were shocked and disappointed to hear President Trump’s recent words disparaging the Haitian people. We take this moment to recognize the value of every human being in Haiti and in every other part of the world. Our mission seeks to raise awareness of Haitian culture and society in the […]

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The Vassar Haiti Project was invited to exhibit at the annual National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals Conference (NAAHP) at New York University November 2-4th. While we were there, I met several amazing people, including a passionate neurosurgeon and the ambassador to Haiti. As a neuroscience and behavior major, I was most excited […]

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On November 4th, the Vassar Haiti Project joined many other Vassar organizations at the Night Market (an annual event hosted by the Asian Students Alliance where each organization sets up a table selling various kinds of food). Participating in the Night Market is always a great opportunity not only to bond as VHP members, but […]

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What Does VHP Mean to You?

I think VHP is a bridge between ideal/perfect society and action/practice. There were times I thought about digging a well, building a library and opening a clinic in less developed country. The thoughts ended in my mind without making any actual efforts. VHP shows me the organized way to achieve such goals, and I can’t […]

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What Does VHP Mean To You?

I just joined VHP this year, but so far I’ve come to love the sense of community and purpose in this org. I think VHP is a great way to give back to the international community, which is something I feel very strongly about as an international student. Additionally, while there are many community service […]

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My Experience With VHP

VHP gives me insight on a world that is totally different from the world that I am accustomed to seeing and living in. Although I just joined VHP this year, I can tell that the sense of community is really strong, and every member is extremely dedicated to the project.

-Connie Zhong

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Christine recounts her meeting with the Women’s Co-op in Chermaitre, Haiti:
The meeting with the women’s co-op was invigorating. We opened the meeting with the women singing to us and bringing us into their community. As we delved into the meeting, it was clear this was not a soft-spoken group of people. There was an exuberant atmosphere […]

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Grace and Sam share their experiences in Haiti:

Haiti was an incredible experience in terms of personal growth, relationships, and information gathering for all initiatives, especially education. We started by visiting the Secondary School and having a meeting with our 22 scholarship recipients. Facing the six girls and sixteen boys, it was a little awkward at […]

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Daniel Elendu ’19 and Sabrina Perry ’20 recount the experience of representing the Reforestation Team on the Haiti Trip: 
Being on the Reforestation Team for the March 2017 Haiti Trip allowed us connect with people and visualize our impact and through that, understand the project. Our first activity during the trip was a visit to Fondasyon […]

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Alan Gutierrez ‘18, one of the students who traveled to Haiti in March 2017, recounts his experience:
 
It’s simple. When you and I are thirsty, we get up and have a drink of water. But what if you can’t? What if clean water is nearly impossible to come by? What then? Would you risk cholera to […]

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