MUSIC PROJECT UPDATE

A promising classical musician

A promising classical musician

Who would have dreamed that the first efforts of Sister Cities Essex Haiti’s music project in 2012 would result in the first-ever performance in Deschapelles of a classical chamber concert with six musicians from the Ecole de Musique from Ste. Trinite in Port au Prince?  To learn more, click here. 

CROSS CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROJECT
Essex Elementary School students and students in Deschapelles continue to exchange their experiences and learn about one another’s culture. To learn more, click here.

 

LIBRARY UPDATE

Librarians and others visiting the library.

Librarians and others visiting the library.

Great progress!! The cupola and the roof are on, the windows and doors are going in, the fer forger (decorative ironwork) is going on the windows along with screens!  Librarians have been hired.   Soon, children like this little girl will have a place to read and study.

Newspapers will soon be available in the library!

“I gave a newspaper to little Fredna and I saw more kids than ever in the library yard– this will be life changing for them! A bientot-Anny” (ODES member)

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

 

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