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Below is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting some of the graduates of Institution Univers who, through the support of COCINA and its partners, went on to study beyond IU and have now returned to Ouanaminthe and Univers to fulfill their commitment of giving back to the community they came from.

We ask each of the returning graduates now working for Univers a series of questions that we hope will allow you to learn not only about their past, but about their hopes for the future, in their own words.

Meet, James Blanc…

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(This post is written by our Director of Development & Sponsorships, Matt White)

Back in September 2016, I took on a part-time role with Coalition of Children in Need Association (COCINA) as the Director of Development & Sponsorships, and I’ve spent about five weeks in Haiti over the last several months. (more…)

 

 

 

Below is the third in a series of articles highlighting some of the graduates of Institution Univers who, through the support of COCINA and its partners, went on to study beyond IU and have now returned to Ouanaminthe and Univers to fulfill their commitment of giving back to the community they came from.

We’ve begun to ask each of the returning graduates now working for Univers a series of questions that we hope will allow you to learn not only about their past, but about their hopes for the future, in their own words.

Meet, Marie-Claire Charles… (more…)

 

Making the Impossible, Possible.

What happens here sometimes seems “impossible,” like it literally SHOULDN’T be happening because of what we’re in the middle of – one of the worst economic situations in the world, a staggering unemployment rate, and literacy far below the world’s standards.

But…it IS happening! Here’s a glimpse into a day at Institution Univers.

The Impossible IU from Haiti COCINA on Vimeo.

 

What We’re Doing to Battle Hunger in Haiti

COCINA’s lunch program feeds 3,000 people per day, and the Bread4Haiti bakeries provide nutritious breads and pizza to the Ouanaminthe community. Through these programs and the help of our supporters, COCINA is battling malnutrition and hunger in Haiti.

Watch this short video to learn more…

Battling Hunger in Haiti from Haiti COCINA on Vimeo.