Posts by Paul Vang

Beauty & Culture

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Beauty & Culture Every trip that I’ve taken to Haiti always has what you could call a “poverty tour”. Some organizations go out of their way to highlight the “plight” of the people of Haiti. But each time I visit, I come…

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Grief/Pain & Consideration

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Grief/Pain & Consideration Death and grief have a very bold presence in Haitian culture. Although death and sickness are facts of life wherever you go, I feel that it is especially part of everyday life and conversation here in a country with…

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Cultural Intelligence & Effectiveness

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Cultural Intelligence & Effectiveness Cultural intelligence, or CQ, is a measurement of intercultural effectiveness. How much cultural intelligence you have will determine how well you work with and relate to those of another country. I have worked alongside of foreigners in Haiti…

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The Haitian Initiative’s Presence within the Community of Cite Soliel

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate The Haitian Initiative’s Presence within the Community of Cite Soleil One of the core elements of Haitian culture is community. The people in Haiti live close together, work together, cook together, and generally do everything with someone else. Doing something together makes…

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