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Monday, December 14, 2009

Technical Program in Tailoring

Hello Everyone! I can’t believe that the holidays are here already. This past Saturday marked 4 months of living in Haiti; I can’t believe how fast it has gone by! I wanted to take a brief moment today to talk about the technical tailoring program that is going to start at SOPUDEP in January, 2010. We have been able to raise $1000.00 that will go towards implementing the program. We have bought one pedal sewing-machine and are in the process of purchasing two more. We are going to do some construction work on one of the classrooms in the SOPUDEP school building to accommodate tailoring class, and have found an instructor willing to work with our students. The goal is to create a program for 28 of the day school students and 20 of the students in the street kid program. Eventually we hope that the students in this program will become proficient tailors, and be able to earn a decent living wage. Thank you to all of the supporters that donated and assisted in the foundation of this program. We are planning many more technical programs and educational opportunities for the students at SOPUDEP. Please drop me an e-mail if you want to get involved! Enjoy the Holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

One Meal A Day

I went to SOPUDEP yesterday to continue my English classes with the street children of Petion-Ville, Haiti. When I arrived I was glad to see that the food program at SOPUDEP had begun again. There had been a three month hiatus due to lack of funds and lack of food donations to support the food program. What impresses me the most about the children is that they come to school regardless of whether food will be served that day. They are there to learn, and if there happens to be a meal, then even better. The meal that SOUPDEP provides to the students may be the only meal they eat that day. This program is making differences in the lives of children in Haiti EVERYDAY! SK