Raphaelle Cardozo Baker is the daughter of Jacqueline Turian, who was a pioneer in Haitian education and literacy. Jacqueline Turian created the Ti Malice literacy program, which has enjoyed tremendous success for the last 60 years. Raphaelle has followed in her mother’s footsteps and continued with a legacy of education and community building. Among other projects, Raphaelle and her team are developing the Ti Malice program in Creole and hoping to launch it in September.
Raphaelle had two schools, the Jacqueline Turian Kindergarden in the upper downtown area of PAP, and Satigny in La Boule, (up in the mountains of PAP), serving different segments of society. After the earthquake, Raphaelle has only one school left, the one up the mountains. She is welcoming as many of the downtown children as her school in the mountain can absorb at this time, and she is assisting some of her downtown teachers in opening their own centers.
The school in the upper downtown area is not usable in the foreseeable future, and Raphaelle has kindly offered to donate much of the materials that she salvaged to the COHP program. We met a few days ago to discuss this, as well as other pertinent local advice that she had for starting a school and nutrition program.
Check out her informative blog: http://centretimalice.blogspot.com/