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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 with varying degrees of CQ, and I myself have learned the hard way that the more you learn, the more…

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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 it better. I’ve known many a foreign-run organization in Haiti to act in their own self-interests with an “us-versus-them” mentality,…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 5

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate 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 hours to get there because we went…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 – Hannah & Kendra

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate 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 daycare for their kids. We took a…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3

About StaffSponsorshipImpact TripsHaitian ExchangeBlogs VideosWays to Help Jack Schneider Memorial FundPartners & FundersDonate 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 rockstars and we were mobbed for photos.…

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