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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…

 

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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.

 

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success in haitiBelow is the second 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 Emmanuel Joseph…

 

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haiti elections(The following is written by James Blanc, a 2010 graduate of Institution Univers)

Haitians Elect a New President

Election is a formal decision-making process by which individuals choose someone to hold a position. Elections are held in every democratic country. As soon as somebody mentions democracy, he indirectly talks about elections, because that’s how people exercise power by freely electing representatives among themselves. (more…)

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