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Being Brave

I’ve always been a little braver with a camera in my hand. It gives me a purpose and a place. If I’m in a situation that makes me nervous or anxious, as soon as I am looking through a lens, I know where I am. Coming to Haiti, I was very nervous. I did not… more →

Office of Global Citizenship- Haiti Institute profiled

The Office of Global Citizenship recently consolidated a number of related activities across the campus that assists student’s in developing the skills to address global problems. The Haiti Institute in Sewanee is recognized in this article. http://www.sewanee.edu/academics/about/global-citizenship/news/sewanee-around-the-globe-newsletter/2018-april/an-insight-into-outreach-in-haiti

Student Reflection- 2018

To look back at my experience in Haiti and say that it was amazing, would be an understatement. There isn’t just one word that comes to mind when I think back to my time in Haiti. It was an overwhelmingly satisfying moment in my life. I was constantly challenged and constantly learning new things, which… more →

Citadelle Laferrière- 2018 Visit

Most of what you hear about Haiti is centered on its poverty, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Most people don’t know about their significant role in the emancipation of slavery in this part of the world. Haiti was the first independent African-Caribbean nation, gained through its revolution in 1804, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Haitian-Revolution, from France. This… more →

Completing the Supply Chain- Singing Rooster Coffee

Zanmi Kafe is the name given to the relationship that was forged between various participants from the University of the South and the forty-farmer co-operative in Bois Joli, Haiti. The association began with this group of farmers, through the Haitian organization, Zanmi Agrikol https://partnersinag.org/ and its educational affiliate CFFL, the Center for Formation Fritz Lafontant, seven… more →

Haiti Spring Break- March 2018

Eight Haitian interns from the Center for Formation Fritz Lafontant (CFFL) school located at the Zanmi Agrikol https://partnersinag.org/ facility in Corporant, Haiti; six interpreters and graduates of CFFL; two professional agronomists also from CFFL; two Haitian cooks, fourteen undergraduate students and four staff members from Sewanee and five mules, formed the procession that made its annual… more →