CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF THE LIBRARY!!
On July 9 on the banks of the Connecticut River, supporters of Sister Cities Essex Haiti gathered to celebrate the opening of the library in Deschapelles. The highlight of the evening was a new film presented by Brenda Floyd about the library. Click on the link below to see this beautiful and exciting film.
Many thanks to all of the people, businesses and organizations who believed in us and opened their hearts to the people of Deschapelles, Haiti. We are grateful to our event sponsors:
Jacqueline Hubbard & Norman Needleman
Essex Wellness Center
Benin Management Corporation
Jeffrey N. Mehler CFP LLC
Brewers Essex Island Marina
Saybrook Country Barn
Angelini Wine Ltd.
Crehan Group LLC
For more information about the library, please click here.
MUSIC PROJECT UPDATE
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.
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
Want to know more about Haiti? The Essex Library now has a “Haiti Shelf” just opposite the circulation desk. There are fiction and non-fiction books about the history, culture, and people of Haiti. Come check it out!