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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.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

From Toronto to Pignon

Steve writing:

We had an amazing day yesterday. Unlike when I normally fly to Haiti, our flights were (almost) on time! We were an hour late leaving Miami which meant getting into Port au Prince around 4 pm. We picked up our luggage (all 17 pieces of checked bags) and found our driver. Then it was a matter of figuring out how to get 17 pieces of luggage onto the top of the van - this gives a sense of the packing

Once we were on our way, we got to see some of the sights of Port au Prince before heading into the country. After about two hours, we stopped in Mirebalais and provided some French books to Ecole de Choix. We then continued another two hours, much of it during night now, past Hinche to our destination ... Pignon. The last stretch of the road (1 hour) was mainly mud and, considering it had just rained, it was quite an exciting drive!

Once in Pignon, we were welcomed into the 3rd floor of the Lucien guesthouse. Our sleeping facility is divided into the male and female sections and there are a number of other guests staying in the house. We were all tired but stayed up for a couple of hours to debrief about the day and to talk about the next day (today). The next blog post will give some updates on today's exciting events!

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