In November 2017 Sticking Up For Children continued its support for 3D-printing by FEPE orphans and students at four other schools in Haiti and New Orleans. Earlier this year SUFC made awards to FEPE and the EFE school and College Canapé-Vert in Port-au-Prince, the Kuumba Institute and Adinkra NOLA school in New Orleans, and the Youpi Youpi school in Cayes Jacmel, Haiti. We are VERY glad and proud to work with such creative and accomplishing partners!
Delivering More Goods
Maryse Déjean of SUFC made a hard-working trip to Haiti during the United States' Thanksgiving holiday. Flying from New Orleans, she brought 23 kilograms of 3D-printing filament (both ABS and PLA spools) to schools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 24 and 25. The EFE school (Ecole Foyer Espoir) and College Canapé-Vert both needed more filament to continue their production of 3D-printed objects.
An earlier trip. Maryse Déjean with Jonathand Saintine,
Principal of the EFE school (École Foyer Espoir) and Olivier
Baptiste of the EFE school and FEPE orphanage, during
SUFC's visit to the school on September 29, 2017.
What great faces there are in Haiti!
Madame Marie-Marthe Balin Paul, Maryse Déjean's aunt, 81 years strong
and Principal of College Canapé-Vert over the past 43 years, holds one
carton of 3D-printing filament. Beside Mme. Paul are colleagues of hers
at CCV, Pierre Mendes Roussau and Vanessa Jeune. Mr. Mendes was
one of three SUFC-sponsored educators who were trained to 3D-print
parts for prosthetic limbs at Healing Hands of Haiti in 2016.
Mme. Paul is a former Mayor of Port-au-Prince (1986-1989) and Secretary
of Education in Haiti. She's also the writer of a multi-lingual textbook that's
distributed in 110,000 copies to schoolchildren in Haiti each year and the
author of the Madame Roger series of books for children. She is, as Toots
and the Maytals sang, "a perfect wonder."
Jonathand Saintine is now the Principal of École Foyer Espoir,
the school attended by all 33 of the post-earthquake orphans
living at Foyer Espoir Pour les Enfants. Jonathand is another of
the SUFC-sponsored educators who learned 3D-printing of
prosthetic limbs in 2016. The EFE school has grown from 160-
some students to 240-some students over the past year.
Two schools unite. Students and Staff of EFE and Staff of College Canapé-Vert met for the
second of 3D-printing Workshops on Saturday, November 25. Madame Paul stands beside Mr. Saintine on the far right.
Light to Light--Maryse Déjean presents a check from Sticking Up For
Children to her aunt, Madame Marie-Marthe Balin Paul, for 3D-printing
at College Canapé-Vert, November 24, 2017.
2017 is the fourth year of sponsorship by SUFC for the Ashé Cultural Arts
Centers' year-round Kuumba Institute and the Institute's classes in art,
music, and business for young people. Here are Frederick "Hollywood" Delahoussaye, Director of "Kuumba", with volunteer Ms. Whilby of the Ashé,
and Don Paul, November 27, as SUFC passed along a little more support.