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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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By Samantha Basch ’16:
Last week, I wrote a blog post about the joys of working on VHP’s StartSomeGood campaign. This week, some shocking news reminded me of why I have put so much effort into the project. My work has not been for the sole purpose of self-gratification; I work to ensure that VHP’s smallest […]

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In 2008, the Vassar Haiti Project successfully built a school for 250 elementary school students in the rural village of Chermaitre, Haiti. However, kindergarten classes still had to be held in the neighboring church. The church is a basic stone and wood structure that has fallen into major dilapidation over the years. In March 2012, […]

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VP for Outreach Cindy Fung ’14 shares her take on the event and seeing it to fruition:
For an event that required three months of preparation, thirty student volunteers, and too many excel spreadsheets, the Art and Soul Reception was worth every sleepless night. The reception, first of its kind in the history of VHP, turned […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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