Happy Holidays from Vermont Haiti Project!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a half dozen years since the creation of VHP, and nearly three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Thankfully, we are pleased to report, both the progress of our group’s mission, and positive growth in Haiti have improved in countless ways. Much of it comes thanks to the support of our donors-- generosity that is greatly appreciated by our friends in Haiti:
Bourdo Pierre is a longtime friend and associate to Vermont Haiti Project. Currently attending college in Port au Prince, Bourdo grew up in the mountainous region of Duchity, a six hour drive from the nation's capitol. As a result, he has a keen perspective on the importance of VHP's efforts to open a vocational training center in his hometown:
"As a young group leader in Duchity, I have been in touch with so many young people and I know the biggest concern for most of them.
"Going to school in Duchity is a big challenge while it is also a big dream for the parents and young people. There were 32 students in my class when I was in 6th grade in Duchity. Today, only three of us achieved secondary school and go to the University. It is the same case, or worse, every year.