I met Sam Shapiro (currently 18) when he did a presentation about his non-profit for my Hebrew School class. I was so impressed that he had created his own international non-profit at such a young age (16). 1,215 more words
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Sur un plateau d'or, au nom de la culture universelle, le poète haïtien Joe JEAN CHARLES dédie ses mots et sa flamme poétique à Cité-Soleil.
Laissons nos sens se faire guider et éblouïr. Laissons nos âmes se faire envoûter par une vibration naturelle, hypnotique et intense. De préférence, cette vibration issue de l’inouïsme des tréfonds multicolores de la sublimité de la poésie de Joe JEAN CHARLES. 1,179 more words
That first afternoon, we exited the vehicles and entered the muddy pathways and narrow thoroughfares of this sad city. We were immediately surrounded by children—smiling children—who reached out and gently grasped our hands and our arms and accompanied us down the horrific alleyways of sewage and mud and garbage and little tin shacks constructed of cast-off materials. 484 more words
As late afternoon approached and our saturation point was reached, we were taken out into the streets, to the people who live in Port-au-Prince, and, in particular, to one huge slum that occupies a major portion of the downtown area. 388 more words