Teachers from this new school came for a 2 week training in early September. Funded by HHA, this is a lovely garden they now have as a result.
March 10, 2015
We have a garden that the kids work and learn in.
Our teachers are fabulous because they understand the Matenwa
They have class rules but are also gentle at the same time.
They plan each day ahead of time, have teacher meetings and parent
They definitely want to come in the summer for continuing
September 30, 2014
We had our “whole school” family meeting a couple weeks ago!
We registered 51 children (ages 3-6) for Pre-K and Kindergarten. NONE (we’re in a very poor community) of the parents, guardians could read or write to complete their childs application.
It was a little chaotic as we helped them fill in the blanks. Controlled chaos.
We asked them all to return two days later so that we could explain the Matenwa methodology, uniforms, tuition etc.
At that meeting we had over 100 parents, guardians, children. As I was explaining that we would teach in Kreyol, the reasons why, introduce French as a foreign language..
One father turned to all of the Haitian adults and said “This is why none of us could fill out the application! we did not learn in Kreyol! this is good!” Everyone clapped and I ran over and gave him a big hug!
It was amazing to have the support of the the Haitian parents.
Helping Haitian Angels
Founder and Executive Director