A SPORTS PROJECT IN RURAL DESCHAPELLES, HAITI A collaboration among: Sister Cities Essex Haiti; its partner in Haiti, ODES; the Haitian Tennis Federation; U.S. Tennis Pro, John DeLong; and Hospital Albert Schweitzer During the last week in December 2011, Sister Cities Essex Haiti and its volunteer partner in Deschapelles, Haiti, Organization Pour Development Economique et… [Learn More]
Update: April 14, 2012 I was overjoyed to witness the ongoing tennis coaching which took place every afternoon. The Quick Start players have made great progress. Of the 30 students, 20 of them do not attend school. I brought down some excellent materials from Educavision, a publishing house in Florida, for the coaches to help students learn to read… [Learn More]
Update: June 2012 Tennis clinics had been canceled for the week we were there as all the students were taking exams. They did, however, participate in what we termed the “Coin D’Enrichissement.” We brought down some books geared to helping children learn to read – both skill books and books for pleasure. We also had… [Learn More]
Update: January 2013 Two of the most important tools that Coach John DeLong offered a year ago were 1) more in-depth instruction to the Tennis Coaches to augment their tennis coaching skills and 2) the encouragement he gave them to continue their work with their youth program, “Club Tennis Deschapelles.” They now have 34 children… [Learn More]
SCEH Sports Project Update: September 2014 The coaches continue to work with the players and they continue to attend tournaments.