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About fromourisland

Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.

Update on Ghana Trip

Adam Holt is with Unleash Kids in western Ghana these days. He has been sharing photos when he gets the chance. Buying solar panels *****

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Unleash Kids is off to Ghana

(This is written by the parents of Adam Holt. It is exactly 50 years since we taught school in West Africa and travelled in these countries. Very exciting to see these updates!) Photos being shared from Coastal Ghana. There have … Continue reading

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Reaching Students in Haiti

Solar for Silar Posted on December 27, 2014 A little awhile ago, we plugged in the final component to the solar power system here at the orphanage. There’s still some tweaks to be made over the coming week, but I … Continue reading

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Lascahobas unleashed

Nick Doiron’s report is refreshing, nicely honest, beautifully presented work. Helping Haiti unleash kids is important, difficult, rewarding and challenging. Keep up the inspiring effort. Read here: https://medium.com/@mapmeld/lascahobas-67b3e86ef05e  

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My Friend Observes Classes.

Bois D’Avril: Classroom Observations Posted on December 13, 2014 Back in Haiti, everyone. Arrived in Bois D’Avril last night and spent the morning observing classes at the local school. If I’m going to be working in education here, I need to … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE The case of Haiti

To mark World Environment Day, June 5, 2014, Oxfam officially launched a report entitled “Climate Change Resilience: The Case of Haiti” at the Hotel Montana in Pétionville. Report in English and French: http://policy-practice.oxfamamerica.org/static/media/files/rr-climate-change-resilience-haiti-260314-en.pdf

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A “personal” Message….from the Government.

My friend wrote to tell me about this: So, I got a text message last night on my Haitian cell phone from “Gouvernman”: aka Government. Here’s what it said: “Gouvènman Martelly/Lamothe ap vanse TET DWAT sou chimen eleksyon nan ane … Continue reading

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