Haiti Fundraiser January 13, 2012
On Friday the 13th, at W2 more than 40 brave souls came out for a screening of The Agronomist. The event was a benefit for a school in Haiti: " LekÒl Vizyon Modèn" in Port au Prince. This school was created in 2010 when founder Haitian Daniel Laurent returned to Haiti after many years as a public school teacher in in NY and Cambridge, Mass. Since his return to Haiti in March 2010 he found space for the school and began training teachers. As of January 2012, there are 78 students in elementary grades. They are taught in Haitian creole - the language of the majority in Haiti. The school is free unlike many of the schools in Haiti. I have known Daniel for almost 25 years as a student at U Mass and then as a graduate of Harvard with a Masters of Education. Watching the screening with him on Friday, reminded me that the revolution continues. Like Jean Dominique, Daniel, and the folks at GEP Haiti are moving in the right direction. They need our support. If you are a teacher reading this and want to get involved let them know. If you could not make the screening, and are in Canada, and want to donate you can do so through our paypal account and note "Haiti". If you are in the US you can also donate through the GEP website.