We did 3 days of seminars for the teachers and had between 35-40 on any given day. Way more than they were expecting. One woman started walking at midnight to get there for our 9:30 start time. Here is a pic of the teachers:
Cola is really big down there and they drink it in tall glass bottles.
After our first session we went out to a grocery store where they sell American food. We met a couple there who are originally from a town very close to where we live. It was so strange! They live there for half of the year.
The second day after our seminar we went out to the country side where it is very dry and the people are very poor. Here are some pictures:
The Haitian people are proud and appearance is important to them. They save up all year so that they will have new clothes in December. When we went out here, the families were plastering their houses. The first thing they said after greeting us was to apologize for their appearance. Karen took us out their as she was going to see a child with hydrocephalus and another with club feet. She goes out to tell the families when the free clinics are and when they should go to doctors without borders for help.
On another day we went out to the coast. It was so beautiful there and peaceful. We met a man who was a fisherman. I have a pic with him and my husband. As I said before, everyone was so friendly and happy to see us. Here are some pictures:
My husband who learned French in highschool was able to pick up on quite a few Creole words. I on the other hand did not do so well :)
I will have a little more to post later. Not sure how much you can put in one blog :)