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The Haitian Initiative starts Back to School Campaign after COVID and Civil Unrest derail school attendance in Haiti

Like everyone else in 2010, Tony Sanneh had Haiti on his mind following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that reduced much of Port-au-Prince to rubble. Shortly after, the Haitian Initiative (H.I.) was started as a collaborative effort to support more than 300 children in Cité Soleil, Haiti. For three hours every day, these children come to the H.I. complex for English classes, soccer training, and a meal–which is often the only meal they receive all day.  After the…

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The Jack Brewer Foundation & Haitian Initiative Partner To Provide Food For Youth In Haiti

The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) has graciously accepted emergency food relief from The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) to provide a month’s worth of nutrition support for the 350 youth participants of the Haitian Initiative (H-I) program in the commune of Cite Soleil, Haiti. The country of Haiti has been experiencing a famine crisis since early 2020 due to recent political unrest. Since the first cases of Coronavirus were confirmed last week, the entire country has…

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USA Cup Host Families Needed

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate Summary In a continuation of partnerships and cultural exchanges developed through The Sanneh Foundation’s three-year delivery of the Department of State’s International Sport Programming Initiative (ISPI), The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) and the National Sports Center are partnering for the 2019 USA Cup to invite the FC Champion 11U, 13U and 15U teams to participate in the Haitian Initiative International Exchange to Minnesota.…

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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 to admire the natural beauty of Haiti more and more. I’ve noticed that foreigners aren’t drawn to revisit Haiti because…

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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 limited access to good healthcare and a million other complex issues. A couple of weeks ago, a Haitian friend of…

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