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Rick Weiner of William Pitt Sotheby's presents check to Kathleen Maher, SCEH President

Thank-you!!

OUR LATEST BENEFIT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!! Thank you to all you joined us October 5, to support our organization and the people of Dschapelles.  Many thanks as well to William Pitt Sotheby’s, the Foxboro Foundation and Thompson & Peck for their early support!

 

SCI Innovation Award to Sister Cities Essex Haiti

SCI Innovation Award to Sister Cities Essex Haiti

SISTER CITIES ESSEX HAITI RECIPIENT OF SCI 2014 INNOVATION AWARD!!  Sister Cities International selected Sister Cities Essex Haiti as the recipient of their 2014 Innovation Award in Youth & Education for a population of less than 100,000!!!  The award was given for SCEH’s Early Education Teacher Training Project. SCI established the Annual Awards Program in 1962 to bring international recognition to “exceptional sister city programs”.   We are extremely grateful to have received this award.     To learn more about the award, please click here. And to see a video about the Teacher Training Project, click here

LIBRARY UPDATE

Excited children in front of the library.

Excited children in front of the library.

 

A full-roofed gatehouse, August 2014

A full-roofed gatehouse, August 2014

The library building is well underway! The walls are up, the floors are laid, and the long-awaited angle iron for the roof has arrived Progress!! The roof has been installed on the gatehouse and we are collaborating with ODES on the operations of the library preparing for an opening.  Stay tuned!  This is truly a community effort.  For more information about this exciting development, please click here.

SISTER CITIES HAS A “HAITI SHELF” AT THE ESSEX LIBRARY Haiti Collection oneWant to know more about Haiti?  The Essex Library now has a “Haiti Shelf” by the front door. There are fiction and non-fiction books about the history, culture, and people of Haiti. Come check it out!Haiti Collection two

North Cove Films has made a wonderful film about Sister Cities Essex Haiti!!  The film not only explains what we do, but, more importantly, it provides a sensitive glimpse of the people of Deschapelles, their culture and their spirit.  We invite you to click here to view it.  It is about 20 minutes long.  If you would like the 40-minute version, click here.
       

Essex Elementary School Benefit Concert Essex Elementary School hosted two Movie Nights in May and June 2014 for the Deschapelles library!   Thank you to all Essex Elementary School community for making this such a wonderful event.  We truly appreciate it.

SCEH in the Movies!

An avid reader

An avid reader

A film, “Welcome to Deschapelles, Our Sister City” has been produced by Essex residents Brenda and Logan Floyd.  It is a beautiful and sensitive film introducing the viewer to Deschapelles, its people, its culture and its spirit.  It will be used to inform Essex and surrounding communities about Deschapelles, SCEH, and to raise funds to build a library in Deschapelles. It has been shown several times in our area: at the Essex Town Hall, to the Tri-Club Rotaries of Chester, Deep River and Essex, to the New London Rotaract, to the Mystic Rotary,  St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex and at several private venues.  For more information about these showings, please click here.  We invite you to come see it.   We know you will enjoy it.  Stay posted to learn about the next showing!