Oprah Travels to Haiti, Visits J/P HRO Jan29

Oprah Travels to Haiti, Visits J/P HRO

Oprah Travels to Haiti with Actor and Activist Sean Penn: Airing on Oprah’s Next Chapter Oprah travels to Haiti with actor and activist Sean Penn nearly two years after one of the most devastating natural disasters in history, witnessing first-hand his humanitarian work through the non-governmental organization J/P Haitian Relief Organization and discovers both heartache and hope among the Haitian people. After traveling to a tent camp run by J/P HRO that houses more than 20,000 internally displaced Haitians, Oprah meets an American girl who runs an orphanage, a Haitian businesswoman rebuilding her country through art, and speaks...

Two Years Later — Redevelopment and Revitalization In Haiti Jan12

Two Years Later — Redevelopment and Revitali...

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, a disaster that leveled the country and displaced millions. It would be easy to spend today reliving the tragedy that occurred on January 12, 2010 — watching videos of buildings collapsing, of mothers mourning their lost children, the tears, pain, and devastation that took place. But if there is one thing I learned during my trips to Haiti over the past year, the best way to mark today’s milestone would be to celebrate the progress that has been made. The hundreds of Haitians I met while visiting Port-au-Prince, Delmas 32, Bel Air, and...

Community Center Inauguration Jan06

Community Center Inauguration

Cars can’t drive any further, people all around block the way, kids gathered in front of the community house, excited and happy; ‘‘what’s happening and why is everybody look so happy?’’; this is the question that lots of people living in the area were asking. From afar you have to admit that something interesting was really happening, people were gathering on their roof tops, employees from J/P HRO were wearing their J/P t-shirts and hats and were spread all around the street. Up the hill and down, on both sides, there was a huge crowd. ‘‘Wanito m vle parenn, ou met pran parenn en en’’, kids and even old people were...

A Brilliant Future Jan05

A Brilliant Future

Just got to the office about 8:30 A.M and came across Rachel at the reception door. ‘’Eh, I am glad that you got here just in time because there’s a distribution at the new community house in Delmas 32, I would like you to come if you are available’’. I answered with a quick ‘’yes’’ and after 15 minutes we were already at the community house where there were a lot of people sitting on benches waiting. Rachel Beach is the returns and relocation project manager for J/P HRO so she always keep me posted whenever there’s something new happening in her department. It was around 10: 45 A.M when a crowd of young people gathered...