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Danou, a soft spoken and tender-hearted 26 year old, spent much of her adolescence in and out of medical facilities getting tumors removed from her jaw. These procedures left her disfigured, but did not hamper her ambitions; instead, her experience grew her desire to join the medical field. “I love caring for others, but I’ve had to sit out the last two years of nursing school because I could not afford the tuition. At the end of this year, I will be qualified to work as an auxiliary nurse,” explained Danou when we interviewed her.
Education and jobs are pillars of development in any community. Help us empower the community of Lavanneau by making a donation today.
That is is the idea behind the Long Haul 100 Ultra-Marathon
An Extreme Event for An Extreme Cause
The Sponsor Drive for the 2013 Long Haul 100 is underway and we are aiming to make it the best year yet. This could be a great opportunity to advertise your business: we are in need of corporate sponsors through tax deductible cash donations, in kind giving and/or matching grants. Click sponsor poster below for more information.This year, we've added a few family friendly divisions to the ultra-marathon divisions:
Grab a friend --> 100 furlong (12.5 miles/one loop on course - w/an AM or PM start)
Join a team --> 100 kilometers w/5 Person relay team
Run with a group --> Final Mile Run (run 99 miles before race day, run final mile at LH100)
Cheer on the kids --> Kids 100 Yard Dash
YOU can help us make the 2013 LH100 the best year yet, by:
Share --> The story of Praxis Haiti with your friends and family
Join -->Our LH100 Sponsorship or Fundraising Drive
Run --> Run the race (individually or as a team)
Volunteer --> Options available before, during and after the race
Visit --> The Long Haul 100 website at www.longhaul100.com for registration forms, etc
Contact --> Jen Pearson, Race Director at Jen@longhaul100.com
Together, we are making a difference in this community, one step at a time.
We'd love to see your company logo on our 2013 Long Haul 100 Sponsors
We happily offer to send an announcement of your (tax-deductible) gift to your family and friends this holiday season.
You can give knowing you made a difference and shared the work of Praxis Haiti with your family and friends.
When you make your donation, please note that you want us to send a gift announcement (providing the address for the same in the note section of your donation) and we will confirm with you once it has been mailed.
Praxis Haiti currently sponsors several students ranging from kindergarten to high school. Though this is not a core program in our mission, we know that investing in education is critical to human development.
We are raising $1500 to pay for tuition, materials and uniforms for up to 8 students during the 2012-2013 academic year. If you are interested in donating towards this education fund, please note “education” on your check or paypal donation.
In our last newsletter, we made an appeal for 6 used laptops for training classes in the community of Lavanneau; thanks to a collaborative effort between Sue Dunn, Gina Coles, and Sunnking Inc, we received all 6! They will be put to good use this summer, as we partner with local associations to provide basic computer classes to high school students.
What amazing support from our friends, thank you!!
We are pleased to present the latest member of the Praxis team!
Calixte Christin is a young agronomist we met at the symposium on agribusiness in February. He is a recent graduate looking for experience and is very interested in our projects. He will work with us on a part-time basis and serve as our technical adviser and trainer.
He will teach our next community seminar to be held on June 29th on natural pesticides.
His hire is a direct result of your donations; thank you!
In April, we held a week-long class taught by Emily Troutman, of Tampa, Florida. Together, we taught pie crust and basic baking skills to some of our former students. We made several recipes; most were very appreciated but the winner was a patė (like a Spanish empanada) which the women thought they could sell.
The photo on the bottom right is simulating a Dutch Oven concept. For the most part, no one in Lavanneau has electric or propane stoves. To bake you have to improvise. This is a method of cooking that we taught using a cast iron pot with a tin roofing piece as a cover to trap the heat.
Our next class is being planned for early July.