Meeting with Local Network & Resources


Yesterday afternoon, on the 7th, shortly after Frank’s arrival, we met with two incredibly resourceful people that Marie Jean Baptiste introduced us to. Mme. Dominique Pierre is a teacher at Union School, but has also dedicated many years of her life to social service in the poorest neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince. She explained to us that this was a legacy that she inherited from her mother, and that it is in her blood.

Mr. Luc-Marie Luxeus is a parent of one of the students at Union School, and a prosperous businessman, who holds his businesses in and around some of the capital’s poorest neighborhoods. After many trials and tribulations over the years, he still strongly believes that change is possible through education.

These two people will be our guides today, showing us between 3 and 4 possible sites for us to set up our school.

In about 10 minutes, we should be on the road to visit our first site!

  During a tour around the city, we noticed a lot of orderly conduct around the distribution and gathering of aid-food.

During a tour around the city, we noticed a lot of orderly conduct around the distribution and gathering of aid-food.

  In a characteristically Haitian way, all small road-side businesses are back up and running. In the background, the younger woman sells candies and small necessities, at the forefront some edibles in a plastic bag, and impressively, just behind, a road-side restaurant boiling rice for later sales.

In a characteristically Haitian way, all small road-side businesses are back up and running. In the background, the younger woman sells candies and small necessities, at the forefront some edibles in a plastic bag, and impressively, just behind, a road-side restaurant boiling rice for later sales.

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