New York Times’ writer Nicholas Kristof featured HELP in his December 20th column, “The Gift of Education.” As Bill Clinton says, “Nobody clarifies the social challenges of our time, or the moral imperative to help meet them, better than Nick Kristof,” so this column is a powerful endorsement of HELP. When Stephanie Rubin (HELP class of […]
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Nemdia DACENEY (economics ’14) had the opportunity to represent HELP at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting’s Haiti session. Nemdia spoke alongside Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien, and Norma Powell of the Center for Facilitation of Investments, on a panel moderated by Adam Davidson […]
We’re very pleased to share HELP’s latest video, documenting the mission and methods of the program, and the stories of some of our students and alums. We hope you enjoy it!
This summer, three graduating seniors spent two months in the U.S., interning with the Libra Group, a multinational business with interests in shipping, aviation, real estate, hospitality, and energy, as well as a number of “diversified” businesses. Libra launched their internship program for university students in 2011 and this is the first time that Haitian students have had the opportunity to participate.
Nemdia DACENEY (economics ‘14) and Ginel DORLEON (computer science ‘14) interned at Libra’s headquarters in New York City, Ginel in the IT department and Nemdia working in support of Libra’s many education initiatives. Elice ORESTE (industrial engineering ‘14) worked in the production department at Greenwood Energy in Green Bay, WI, which produces pellets from industrial waste to be used as a coal alternative.
This year, HELP identified our recruitment drive as a priority and developed a new strategy for the January – March recruitment period. Over the course of 12 weeks, student-led teams visited over 1,000 schools across the country and spoke directly to more than 160,000 secondary school students, even reaching those in remote areas like the islands of La Tortue and La Gonave. “We put in a strong effort this year, and the results speak for themselves,” says Recruiting Intern Landy Sabrina CYPRIEN (agronomy ’15). “Some notable differences from past years include the assignment of team leaders for each department and the increased availability of vehicles and materials for each team. These changes allowed for better productivity and time management.” HELP’s outreach was expanded even further by our student media teams, which appeared on more than 50 regional and national radio stations, and by our partners at Digicel, who sent a nationwide text blast with admissions information to 2,000,000 subscribers!
HELP has been sponsoring deserving students for over 15 years, and we are firm believers that education is the most direct route out of poverty. It’s always nice to get validation that we are on the right track! We recently came across a 2013 article in the Journal of Political Economy which does just that. […]