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Haitian-based Organization Highlights Positive Work In Haiti
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Haitian-based Organization Highlights Positive Work In Haiti

By Carlotta Mohamed

Launched two years ago by Shari Ruppert and her colleague Alice Smeets, Association Colibri strives for Haitian and international groups to operate as a community, focusing on people who are working to make progress in Haiti’s recovery before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Under their umbrella organization Association Colibri, Ruppert and Smeets created Project Nou Pou Nou (We For Us) tracks and documents positive case stories and exemplary projects initiated by Haitian citizens that are not reported by the media. The project has been very successful with stories published in the Haitian media, becoming a series of documentary shorts.

4 Questions With New Xavier University President
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4 Questions With New Xavier University President

What led you to pursue your career?

It was passion that led me to my career; passion that was nurtured and not allowed to wither.

I am forever grateful to those who fed those small flames. I have always loved science and its methods of discovery. Even at a young age, I dismantled toys and discarded devices seeking to comprehend their inner workings. The toys were most often mine but at times they were those of my siblings. Nurturing this inner passion was the encouragement of my parents. They taught us to value all learning and knowledge, whether in the art and letters, in politics, history, biology or astronomy.

Hatching an Egg in Haiti: One Egg Haiti Project
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Hatching an Egg in Haiti: One Egg Haiti Project

By Tadia Toussaint

Unemployment and famine are arguably two of the leading forces behind Haiti’s impoverished state, but who knew One Egg could be a solution?image1

“There are so many kids in Haiti going to school on an empty stomach and sometimes eventually dropping out,” said Marie-Alan Aladin, chapter director of the One Egg project in Haiti.

Zanmi Beni: A Place to Call Home
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Zanmi Beni: A Place to Call Home

By Donis Tracy

Peter has experienced much suffering in his life. He was given his name after he was found abandoned at a young age. Peter was nonverbal, naked and living in a cemetery. He was taken to the Hôpital de l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH), to live. There, because of the influence of the voodoo religion, workers were afraid he was possessed by an evil spirit, so he was chained every night because the staff feared he would harm himself or others. Then the earthquake struck on January 12, 2010, and his life would never be the same.

Haiti AIDS Progress Highlighted With Opening Of New TB Treatment Center
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Haiti AIDS Progress Highlighted With Opening Of New TB Treatment Center

By Vania Andre

For 33 years, Dr. Jean William Pape has quietly led some of the most comprehensive AIDS research in the world. Unlike researchers affiliated with mainstream global health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO), Pape’s work, which includes being the first to identify H.I.V / AIDS in the developing world, has remained mainly unrecognized by the general public.

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