After a week of fervent discussion about Haiti’s anticipated entrance into the African Union, reports have now officially confirmed that Haiti will not be joining the AU. Despite Haiti’s 2012 petition to be admitted as an associate member, it will retain its position as an “observer-state.” The AU has released a prepared statement that elaborated on… More Haiti Will Not Join the African Union
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If you follow the news, or run in circles where Haiti is at the forefront of people’s minds, you’ve likely already heard that the United States has a significant peanut surplus; and we’re trying to send 500 tons of it to Haiti. (That’s something like 160 million peanuts.) While sending these peanuts to Haiti is… More U.S. Peanuts Don’t Belong in Haiti
I once had a professor tell me that Americans in particular are really good at getting a job done (referring specifically to projects overseas.) While a hard-work ethic can be a great thing, the single-mindedness of the “getting the job done” mentality can easily take over our experiences in Haiti (Which is exactly the point… More A new look at Haiti: When a Volunteer turns into a Visitor
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Speaking Creole opens doors for real growth during your time in Haiti. Language helps create real, meaningful relationships. You have the chance to learn from the community where you work and foster friendships that wouldn’t have been possible before.