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HI Impact Trip Day 7 By Brenna Akkerman – 2/7/17

By Amy Kuehn | February 9, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 7 By Brenna Akkerman – 2/7/17 I met Tiklis 3 years ago and have been looking for her since we got here on Monday. Today, a little girl came from the street and grabbed my hand and it was her! I couldn’t believe it. I was so elated, and even more so after seeing she was in the HI uniform. I can’t wait to go back again and keep watching her…

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HI Impact Trip Day 6 By Becca Jarson – 2/6/17

By Amy Kuehn | February 7, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 6 By Becca Jarson – 2/6/17 One phrase is often said at the end of many trips – ‘I can’t believe today is the last day’. This thought was running through our heads as we gathered our things for the day and set off on our drive to Wahoo Bay Beach for another day of fun in the sun! Although our last day was solely reserved for relaxation, we were determined that…

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HI Impact Trip Day 4 By Emma – 2/4/17

By Amy Kuehn | February 6, 2017

HI Impact Trip Blog Day 4 – 2/4/17 Today we went to the Apparent Project, which is a non-profit organization. Their focus is to “make the needs of Haiti known,” to offer opportunities for the Haitians be able to provide for themselves and their families, empowering them to rise up out of poverty and to be able to keep their families together, to avoid relinquishing their children to orphanages. It was very heartwarming to see…

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HI Impact Trip Day 3 By Becca Jarson – 2/3/17

By Amy Kuehn | February 6, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 3 Blog – By Becca Jarson As we are well into our third day of the trip, every sound, every smell and every sight feels just as new as they did the moment we first stepped off the plane. Today’s plan was to have a beach day – a day not only spent relaxing together and soaking up the sun, but a day to see Haiti from yet another perspective. With…

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HI Impact Trip Day 2 By Brenna Akkerman – 2/2/17

By Brandon Griffin | February 3, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 2 By Brenna Akkerman – 2/2/17 Coming into this trip for round 2, I was expecting to have the same emotions that I did when I was here for the first time. Although similar, and now 3 years later, they are much deeper than I was anticipating. We woke up early today and headed into the mountains. It was nearly a 3-hour drive to our destination so we had a variety of…

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HI Impact Trip Day 1 By Emma – 2/1/17

By Brandon Griffin | February 2, 2017

HI Impact Trip Day 1 By Emma – 2/1/17 From the very first step out of the plane I took in the hot Haitian air glancing at the beauty I saw in the Haitian land. Little did I know what I was actually about to experience. As soon as we got to Nicole’s place we were blessed with immediate friends to help bring our bags in and feel right at home. After sitting down and…

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Former Haitian Initiative Player Returns to Program to Give Back as a “Coach in Training”

By Amy Kuehn | January 30, 2017

Former Haitian Initiative Player Returns to Program to Give Back as a “Coach in Training” Anis Jean Renaud is one of the original players who enrolled in the Haitian Initiative program in its infancy.  Anis was 13-years old when he first stepped onto the field in Cité Soleil, and he was a member of the first HI team to come to America and play at the USA Cup in Blaine, Minnesota. He celebrated his eighteenth…

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TSF Welcomes Sarah Van Vooren to The Haitian Initiative Team

By Amy Kuehn | January 30, 2017

TSF Welcomes Sarah Van Vooren to The Haitian Initiative Team In a move to strengthen the Haitian Initiative organization, Tony Sanneh welcomes Sarah Van Vooren to the HI team. Born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, Sarah attended Loyola University Chicago on a golf scholarship and earned both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  Following graduation, she moved to Italy and worked nearly four years in film…

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Blog Post – HI Trip Day 4 by Sishir Chang, 01/18/17

By Brandon Griffin | January 19, 2017

Blog Post – HI Trip Day 4 by Sishir Chang, 01/18/17 Like everyday in this trip this day was both challenging and enlightening. For me though this day was perhaps most specific to me where my own background in architecture and first aid was used the most. After breakfast i went with the coaches to the national stadium. As other days i havent had much to contribute to the soccer skills so mainly stuck to…

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Blog Post – HI Trip Day 2 by Jessica Hackner, 01/16/17

By Brandon Griffin | January 19, 2017

Blog Post – HI Trip Day 2 by Jessica Hackner, 01/16/17 First thing this morning, we headed to the National Stadium to set up for the Coaches Across Continents training. It was exciting to be on the field at the stadium and inspiring to watch them train, despite language differences, the local coaches on social impact education. Then we were able to go to the National Museum, where we got a guided tour about the…

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