Haiti, 10 years after the earthquake

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti's most heavily-populated area. The aftermath, much of which wouldn't be realized and counted until months and years later, was unimaginable. According to NPR, "The earthquake's main shock lasted almost 30 seconds. A series of aftershocks soon followed. An estimated 220,000 died, though Haiti's official estimates … Continue reading Haiti, 10 years after the earthquake

What you need to know about the protests in Haiti this week

Since February 7, wide-spread and violent protests have swept across Haiti. Though it started in Port-au-Prince last week, the protests have roots that go back to protests last year related to gasoline prices, and now thousands of protesters gather throughout the country, even in rural towns. Citing, "A worsening economic crisis that has led to a … Continue reading What you need to know about the protests in Haiti this week

Return to Haiti: December 2013

December 12, 2013 M'ap ale; M'ap tounen- I am going; I am coming back. I say this phrase every time we visit Caneille. Over the past eight years I have always kept my word within a few months - returning to check on our work; reconnect with our students, teachers, and the community; and plan with our … Continue reading Return to Haiti: December 2013