June Haiti Impact Trip Day 5

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 Our trip has been a wonderful mix of HI programs and visiting different areas of Haiti.  Today we drove to Saut D’eau, a beautiful waterfall not too far from Port-au-Prince.  Though only 10 miles as the crow flies from our guest house to the waterfall, it took us 2…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 – Hannah & Kendra

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 – Hannah & Kendra Greetings from Haiti on day 4! Hannah and Kendra here with your quick update for the day! This morning we went to Papillion which is a Haitian run coffee shop and gift store that aims to keep families together by offering a living wage and…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 We are heading back after an awesome day. We went to an artisan neighborhood this morning where they work with metal. The work was beautiful and we all got some trinkets This afternoon we were back at HI and we taught English and played with the kids. They were…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 To begin the day we started by driving through Port-au-Prince. Then, we went to the history museum and learned about the past and culture of Haiti.  The second place we drove to was Cité Soleil, this was much different from Port-au-Prince.  Cité Soleil was completely covered with garbage not…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey Hello, our names are Lauren and Lindsey we flew down from Chicago with our soccer coach Anne.  We came to help teach kids English and run soccer camps. Our first reaction was being very overwhelmed in such little time. When we got off the plane…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 4/6/2018 – Gao Lee

By Michael Alada | April 17, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 4/6/2018 – Gao Lee Going to the same place can never give anyone the same experiences and or memories as before. During the beginning of this trip and even weeks before the trip, I was worried. I was worried because last year was so good that I thought to…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 4/5/2018 – Jessica Perez-Adame

By Michael Alada | April 17, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 4/5/2018 – Jessica Perez-Adame Soccer is a beautiful sport. Regardless if you know how to play it or love to watch the game, soccer brings people from all over the place together with a common interest regardless of who you are. The Haitian Initiative is an amazing program that…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 4/4/2018 – Julie Fallenstein

By Michael Alada | April 7, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 4/4/2018 – Julie Fallenstein Mission Trip to Haiti – Life Changing experiences We have been in Haiti now for two and a half days and I have seen so many things; children extremely eager to learn English, focused intently on the instructor; children excited to play soccer, on a…

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April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Jordan Dolbin

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Jordan Dolbin Each new year, I choose a word to focus on throughout the year; it’s called it a “guiding word”. For me, a guiding word serves as a point of reference and perspective as I work toward and through my goals. As my Haiti trip approached,…

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Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Danai Kerbaugh

By Michael Alada | April 4, 2018

April Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 4/3/2018 – Danai Kerbaugh When I was younger, I remember learning about an earthquake that took place in a foreign country called Haiti. It was my first glimpse into what devastation looks like, and the first my young mind had realized that life was not as easy for everyone…

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