Interview with VFH board member Dr. Karen Kwong
Interview with Dr. Don Baham on Portland, Oregon Community Television Network.
Posted to YouTube September 5, 2013
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Visions For Haiti, August 29, 2013
Contact Person: Susan Kaye, President
Visions for Haiti is happy to announce the selection of it first student, Steven Jocelyn Jean Baptiste, to begin his studies in the United States at Delaware Technical Community College.
Wilmington, DE – Visions for Haiti is proud to announce that its initial student, Steven Jocelyn Jean Baptiste, has passed his PAP Embassy interview and arrived in Wilmington, Delaware from Jacmel, Haiti on Friday, August 23, 2013.
Steven will begin his studies at Delaware Technical Community College majoring in Renewable Energy this fall semester. Steven comes from a large family and is a skilled translator. After the devastating earthquake on January 10, 2011 he volunteered to help in several areas including the creation of the Belle Anse Timoun Family School which educates disadvantaged children . Steven believes that; “I will never give up doing volunteer work, it has proven to be essential in my personal growth and success. I am proud of the time and energy I have given in my volunteer work to help others, especially children.”
Susan Kaye, president and a founder of Visions for Haiti states; “she is so proud of Steven for his hard work, dedication and accomplishments in achieving his goal of a higher education in the United States and his determination to bring back to Haiti the knowledge he will gain to help others less fortunate.”
Visions for Haiti provides free educational opportunities to promising Haitian students by bringing the to the United States, specifically The State of Delaware and enrolling them in local universities and colleges.
By recruiting, funding and investing in Haitian youth who can enrich their home communities in Haiti upon graduation, Visions For Haiti moves beyond financial aid and emergency service provision to empowering young Haitians’ in creating both their own and their communities future.
More information about Visions for Haiti is available online at: visionsforhaiti.org
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The News Journal, June 20, 2013
Written by Beth Miller
More than three years after the magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated his homeland of Haiti, something still catches in Audin Francois’ throat when he speaks of it. His words must wrestle past an indelible trauma to deliver this message.
Education as a tool to rebuild Haiti
DFM News, August 5, 2011
By Eileen Smith Dallabrida
As a nurse, Susan Kaye worked to heal the wounds of people who were injured in the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
She and others with a Delaware-based nonprofit group are also determined to find a lasting cure for Haiti’s crippled infrastructure by sending Haitians to college in the United States so that they can take the knowledge they gain home to their native land.
Visions for Haiti gets first scholar
DelawareOnline, July 3, 2011
By Beth Miller
What once seemed like an impossible dream for a young man in Cayes−Jacmel, Haiti, is starting to take shape −− thanks to the work of a new Delaware−based non−profit formed by several members of the Delaware Medical Relief Team that rushed to the island after the devastating earthquake of January 2010.