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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, April 17, 2013

Momentum (and schedule) building! Laurier Haiti 2013 - Pignon and Cap-Haitien

We are now three weeks away from the Laurier group leaving for Haiti. The momentum for the trip has really taken off in the past week. Part of this is due to a news release Laurier sent out late last week which has resulted in multiple interviews and contacts. Over the next two weeks there will be media spotlights on our trip and the growth of the Digital Mentoring Project in both television and print. I have had contacts from the Ontario Ministry of Education, telecommunications companies, and others engaged in development work interested in what we are doing. Stay tuned!

Our schedule is as complete as it can be (of course, based on past experiences, it will change about a dozen times once we are in Haiti!) but here is the general outline:

May 9 - arrive in Port au Prince, visit a school in Mireballais (L'Ecole De Choix), and travel to Pignon (click here for a Wikipedia overview of Pignon)
May 10-11 - participate in 20th anniversary celebrations of College de la Grace in Pignon (Caleb Lucien's school)
May 12 - travel to Cap-Haitien (click here for a Wikipedia overview of Cap-Haitien)
May 12-17 - teach English in the Public University of the North at Cap-Haitien and in local schools, volunteer at an early childhood and nutrition centre

May 18 Visit the citadel, a World Heritage Site just outside of Cap
May 19 Return to Port au Prince and then Canada

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