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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.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Laurier Haiti service-learning trip: Follow our route from Port au Prince to Pignon

It looks like all of our Laurier service-learning team members are excited and ready to go to Haiti! There will be 14 of us who will leave early Wed morning, flying from Toronto @ 6:15 am to Miami. In Miami, we will meet up with Rob McBride from BlackBerry who is our 15th team member. We are scheduled to arrive in Port au Prince early that afternoon. We will then load up our vehicle and start on a four hour road adventure to Pignon in northern Haiti.

If you want to have some fun traveling vicariously with us, you can follow our route on the following map:

Click here to view a detailed map of Haiti

Start by finding Port au Prince and then look to the north-east to find Hinche. You are 2/3 of the way to Pignon! If you are familiar with Dr. Paul Farmer's work (Partners in Health), you will also be interested in locating Mirebalais, home to his hospital which is now the largest solar powered hospital in the world.

Click here for a 1 minute video about the hospital

Keep going north from Hinche and you will find Pignon where our first day is scheduled to end.

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