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March, 2011:

Fourth Annual Evening of Education & Hope

C E L E B R A T E   A N D   S U P P O R T

T H E   MA T È NWA   C OMMU N I T Y   L E A R N I N G   C E N T E R

L A G O N A V , H A I T I

S A T U R D A Y ,  A P R I L  3 0 ,  2 0 1 1

Atrium School

69 Grove Street, Watertown

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Author of Create Dangerously and Eight Days

Caribbean Hors d’oeuvres, Discussion and Dessert

Click link below for printable invitation


March Update 2011

Bonjou dear friends of MCLC,


Three teachers, the principal, and 2 bi-racial students who served as translators, visited from Fayerweather Street School. They brought new Mother Tongue Books made by their pre-k through 4th grade students. They brought and taught strategy games for which we had asked. They provided guidance on class management and how to make our lessons more concrete. We worked with microscopes looking at water drops and vegetable tissue.

Local Arts Center

Several adults and students are engaged in weaving trash receptacles and chairs, embroidering bags and clothes. We feel confident this project will eliminate our plastic trash problem by encouraging neighbors to buy local goods.

Open Space

We had a Saturday meeting with teachers and community members from Gransous, Bwanwa, Masikren, and Matènwa. The theme was: How do we build a democratic community? The discussion topics that emerged were very interesting. “Can a community develop in the midst of conflict? What is democracy? Can a community develop when there discrimination?

Whole School Meeting

Students share their feelings about what went well at school and didn’t go well for them, praising each other for positive behavior. After that several classes share something they have been working on in their classroom.

MCLC Friends, we hope you are pleased to receive this information.

Direction Committee Secretary Millienne Angervil

Translated by Chris Low