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The education system in Haiti faces shortages in educational supplies and qualified teachers, and the rural population remains underrepresented in the country%u2019s classrooms.There are many challenges. Currently, most Haitian schools are private rather than state-funded

Haitian Speaker on Human Rights, and Immigration at Columbia University - 4/12/18

Two Haitian students at Columbia University will be on the discussion panel to talk about Haiti, TPS, DACA, human rights, racism, and education to name a few. So please help me spread the word and come support them, if you can. See details below..

WHAT CAN WE DO?
A Panel Discussion on Education, Human Rights and Immigration
Moderated by Dr. Randall Richardson-Vejlgaard
Followed by a small reception.
Click on link for details:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bj-g-rxuWW5KP1ooU3x6tmhlVukJkheB/view?ts=5ac6e2d2

Date: Thursday April 12th 2018,

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Place: Milbank Chapel
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

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Workshop - How to open and manage a restaurant - 2/14/18 - Boston, Mass

The Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is pleased to partner with the Mayor's Office of Economic Development Boston to host this workshop on how to open and manage a restaurant. Please join us on Monday, February 26th at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Workshop Overview:
A panel of experts will walk you through a crash course in opening and managing a restaurant. This class will help you explore the different things to consider, from choosing the right location and finding financing, to selecting the right name and marketing your business.

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Harvest Moon Is Tonight, Some Facts about September's Full Moon

The Moon is Earth's only permanent natural satellite

The full moons of September and October are called by the name 'Harvest Moon'. It is the full moon that occurs closest to the date of the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, which marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. During this time, the full-looking moon shines from dusk until dawn because the path of the sun, moon, and earth makes a narrow angle with the horizon at sunset. The moon officially turns full when it reaches the spot opposite to the sun. Although, full-looking harvest moon is not always a supermoon, but it is no ordinary full moon; it behaves in a special way. It is special because during the months around the autumn equinox, days close to the full moon, the time of moonrise becomes very close to the sunset time for several evenings in a row and there is an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening. It shines brighter and more golden than during normal full moons and there is very little darkness between sunset and moonrise. The rising and setting moon looks bigger than we see it high in the sky. In other times of the year, on an average, the moon rises 50 minutes after the sunset. But, on September and October evenings, the moon rises 15 to 35 minutes later of the sunset depending upon the latitude of the location-- it rises only around 30 minutes in the United States and even less in Canada.

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Did you know that Online education is available in Haiti?

Children in school in Boucan Carre

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Hotel Montana, in the presence of the Ambassador of France, Elisabeth Béton Délègue, Haiti launched its first indigenous online teaching platform THESS (Hybrid Technology for Education, Science and Knowledge). This program has been developed by the "École Supérieure d'Infotronique d'Haïti" with an objective to increase youth employment opportunity by facilitating access to university education. The students and professionals can learn the program through a "student kit" which includes a tablet computer, an internet connection and a subscription to the digital library Cyberlibris. The program is supported by the Embassy of France in Haiti and by the AUF. THESS is a platform that integrates multiple services: online education, university governance, educational management, collaborative tools (forum, chat). It is open to all members of the universities of the Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Universities of Haiti (CORPUHA).

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School for Students with Disabilities in Haiti Brings Hope

Institute Monfort school for the deaf and blind in Haiti

The Montfort Institute, a school for sensory disabled children was founded in April 1957 by the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom. When the main building of the institution was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, the deaf and mute children were shifted to under makeshift tarps and tents. World Vision, a non-governmental international organization, with Korean funding of over US$ 1 million, founded a new 24 classroom building. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities. The organization works worldwide, so that the challenging children can reach their full potential. The school now provides sustainable educational opportunities for 350 deaf and mute students. World Vision also extends financial assistance to four other rehabilitation centers for children with disabilities in Haiti. In Croix-des bouquets, the motto of Korean-funded World Vision School is, like every other child, children with special needs should also have access to improved quality holistic education. The aim of their Rehabilitating Schools and Facilities for Students with Disabilities project is supporting education for life for all Haitian children. Since 1978, World Vision, the non-government organization, after establishing its office in Haiti, has supported long-term development programs focused on child well-being and community development. The organization has also provided relief supplies and assisted with recovery from major natural disasters including 2010 earthquake.

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Some additional tips in buying Back to School Supplies

How to buy the best Back to School supplies for less money

Buying school supplies at the end of the summer is an unavoidable and costly task unless you know some tricks to save money. Here are 14 great ideas for how to get everything your children need and save a few bucks doing it.

1. Buy in Bulk: Identify the items that your child would need throughout the year. Buy enough to get you through the rest of the year. Try to find a few families to join in the bulk-shopping and save dollars.

2. Check Prices Online: Visit online stores to find the best deal. If you prefer to shop at the brick and mortar stores, before you go out to shop, an online survey will help you to know the best prices and available deals.

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Tips to Save Money on Back to School Supplies & Shopping List

How to buy the best Back to School supplies for less money

For most, 'Back to School' means returning to school from a summer or winter break. However, in merchandising, it is the period in which students and their parents purchase school supplies and apparel for the upcoming school year-- it is a time when the items like school supplies, children's, and young adults' clothing goes on sale. The 'back to school' period, usually lasts from mid-July through early/mid-September, before the school year starts.

1. Avoid Buying Trendier Gear: They get out of fashion very quickly. When your kids will see their friends are using another kind, they'll beg you to upgrade them, and that only results become wasted cash.

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The 2016-2017 school year in Haiti to start on September 5

College Regina Assumpta, an all-girl School in Cap-Haitian

As per the announcement of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) on July 26, 2016, the 2016-2017 School Year in Haiti will start on September 5, 2016. The session will have 186 days of class and 9 days off, 930 hours of instruction for the fundamental and 1,116 for secondary courses. The academic year will end on June 30, 2017. The Minister Dorsonne has informed that instructions have been passed to the Director General for adopting necessary implementary measures. On July 28th, the de facto President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert held a meeting with ministers and State officials involved in the back to school 2016-2017 and inquired about the steps already taken or which are underway for the full success of the school year. Some of their discussions included status about the school grant, new appointment, training of teachers, institutional supports.

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Haiti to use Dominican literacy plan as a model for Haiti

Haiti adopting Dominican literacy plan Quisqueya Aprende Contigo

A Haitian delegation, headed by Secretary of State of Literacy Brutus Paula Julien, went to the Dominican Republic in order to have a better understanding of "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo", a literacy program that has shown some success there. They want to use it a a model for literacy in Haiti. The Haitian delegation was introduced to the three main programs currently in application in the neighboring country, including: "Quisqueya Sin Miseria" with 3 social programs that composes it "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo", "Quisqueya Empieza Contigo" and "Todos Somos Quisqueya".

Haiti is looking at implementing this new plan for illiterate people aged 16 to 50 years for a period covering 2016 to 2021

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Fritz Deshommes elected new rector of UEH

Fritz Deshommes, new rector of UEH

Fritz Deshommes has been elected to as the new Rector of the State University of Haiti. The election took place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The new governing body includes Fritz Deshommes, Hérold Toussaint and Jacques Blaise. In his first public statement, the new rector expressed his desire to focus on the institutionalization of the university. He entends to put in application the plan developed in 2011 which is to improve the working condition of teachers and employees of the establishment.

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