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Sahara Pradhan ’15, has been heavily involved in VHP since her freshman year. She has served as the Education Initiative Director, the VP for Outreach, and as the Co-President for Fundraising and Development. She recently came back to Vassar to visit us and took this opportunity to help with the preparation for Setauket Sale.
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On October […]

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Jackie Eiting, a long-time friend of Lila and Andrew Meade, was an invaluable participant on the trip to Haiti. She was always looking out for everyone else; always had some new piece of knowledge to share; and even after a long hike, was full of life and more energy than anyone else. We wanted everyone […]

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After a relaxing couple of days by the beach, and some successful handcraft and iron sculpture shopping in Jacmel, we finally arrived safely back in New York. Everyone is exhausted, but already missing Haiti. It was difficult to say goodbye, especially to Pere Wildaine who stayed with us the entire trip.
There are not enough words […]

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Day 1: 3.16.15
After a challenging 3:30 wake up call, a rough car ride to the airport, and assistance from generous airport employees who waived the fee for our extra luggage, we are finally here in Port au Prince! It all began to set in when we were sitting on the plane, and the gorgeous Haitian […]

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It’s hard to believe the day is finally here, but the trippers are currently preparing to go to Haiti in less than 24 hours! Today has been jam-packed with shopping, cooking, packing, and bonding (and yes, going a little crazy). It has been a busy day, but everyone is just excited for the travels and […]

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The spring project assessment trip to Haiti is happening in less than 24 hours! 13 VHPers will land in Port-au-Prince before making their way up to Gros Morne, to Chermaitre, and finally to Jacmel. Along the way, they will assist in a clinic day in the newly completed Chermaitre-Fiervil Clinic, and buy Haitian arts and handcrafts […]

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As previously mentioned, VHP kicked off October with its Haiti Chérie Sale — a successful three-day event that featured a meet-and-greet with Haitian Artist George Desarmes, performances by both Edwidge Danticat and the Vassar Devils, and a speech by our very own Andrew Meade. Reflecting below on the event is Lanbo Yang ’15, director of VHP’s […]

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Welcome to a new school year with the Vassar Haiti Project! We’ve had a busy and fruitful autumn. This September, our ears were graced with the musical stylings of Les Petits Chanteurs, the talented Haitian boys choir, who visited us at Vassar during their East Coast tour. Furthermore, this month we had the opportunity to […]

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I first met Peter just a few months ago on the March trip to Haiti.
He approached from afar, and Lila and Andrew ran to greet him with warm hugs. He wore his medical student ID, a VHP t-shirt, and a Vassar Greens waterbottle hung from his backpack. He waved to a passing friend on a […]

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Today was a great moment for the Vassar Haiti Project.
The first Community Advisory Board was held in NY by co-chairs Caryn Halle and Diana Salsberg bringing 8 notable local community members together to create a platform to contribute to the Vassar Haiti Project through their connections, energy, passion to effect the world and financial support. […]

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