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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Carrefour tin tin (Crazy Crossroads)


What an amazing journey we had today to Carrefour tin tin, a rural community accessible by a rock/mud path.  From where we're located at Fermathe (about an hour from Port-au-Prince), we took a Honda scooter (like a John Deere Gator) on the winding paths through the mountains of Haiti. We arrived at the school after an eternity of bumpy twists and turns, where we captured some great footage of students from preschool to grade 6. Soon we found  we were just taking pictures so the kids could see themselves on the screen, which they all seemed to really enjoy. Dad and Chris even took on a couple Haitian students in soccer (where they failed quite miserable, I may add - a highlight was Dad getting a soccer ball to the backside). The journey back was just as bumpy and dangerous but the view down to Port-au-Prince was gorgeous. Chris pointed out some houses on the mountainsides that Baptist Haiti Mission had helped rebuild after the earthquake.  The journey ended in the rain, but a few cheeseburgers took care of our hunger (but not my sunburn).

Dad concluded the afternoon with some meetings with principals while I attempted to get some homework done. Dad met with another principal tonight while I spent the evening with Brianna, Abbie and the kids next door watching "In the Beginning" from Sight and Sound.  Probably the favourite day so far!

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