Brad Rowe – J/P HRO Education and Camp Management Volunteer -part 03 Mar22

Brad Rowe – J/P HRO Education and Camp Management ...

Blog  – Three Part Series Part 3 Teachers on the Frontline: “We Don’t Get Rattled” Back at the J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) office I settle into the conference room ready to welcome a dozen camp agents, community center teachers, and field coordination staff who will join my stress management, goal setting and violence reduction class. The workshop draws on ten years of courses I’ve taught to the homeless in LA and their providers I’m happy to see that more than 20 local community leaders and staff show up, all intelligent and accomplished. I’m also surprised. As it turns out, the men are much more open...

Sean Penn’s Haiti Charity, J/P HRO, Gets $8.75 Million From World Bank Mar12

Sean Penn’s Haiti Charity, J/P HRO, Gets $8....

Source: Huffington Post – PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An aid group run by Hollywood actor Sean Penn announced Tuesday it is receiving $8.75 million from the World Bank to help move Haitians off of a golf course where many have been living since the January 2010 earthquake. A statement from a public relations firm for Penn said that the money will go for rent subsidies or for new housing units. Some 14,000 people still live at the Petionville Club in plywood shacks in the camp. Sixty thousand lived there at one point. The people are to be moved out by early 2014. Penn is an ambassador-at-large for Haiti. He uses the post to raise...

Brad Rowe – J/P HRO Education and Camp Management Volunteer -part 02 Mar07

Brad Rowe – J/P HRO Education and Camp Management ...

Blog  – Three Part Series Part 2 A New Path in a Country Too Rich to Be Poor The average Haitian makes $790 per year, just 1.6% the average income of an American, who lives just a 2-hour flight away. According to the World Bank, life expectancy in Haiti is 62 years, nearly 16 years less than a typical U.S. resident. The United Nations ranks Haiti 158th in the Human Development Index. These stats make my thoughts percolate a little deeper: Though I have been to a few developing countries, this one is different. More extreme. I was born into a world of abundance. Ironically, though the numbers don’t show it, Haiti also has abundant...