Group Leader Becky reports on the first day

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9pm

..am writing from the terrace of our guest house at Sant Lakay - "my home" at the MPP campus. We had a LONG day - waking up at 5am to catch our plane, then the plane was delayed, and then luggage delays at the PAP airport, but thankfully we found our drivers and Joan's green backpack miraculously did appear from the overnight storage--it somehow made it to PAP on the flight we all missed! Anyway, the weather is fine, and our reception at Sant Lakay has been lovely. We had important dialogue with Chavannes and Wendy from the UUs, and met one of the school engineers. Off to visit the school and children tomorrow! And off to bed tonight! 

  Meeting with Chavannes Jean-Baptiste upon arriving at MPPs Sant Lakay training center.

Meeting with Chavannes Jean-Baptiste upon arriving at MPPs Sant Lakay training center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture below captures excitement after our second meeting with Chavannes during which we discussed sustainability ideas for the Ecovillage and families, the progress and budget of phase one of the school and and possible plans for phase 2.

 Left to right:  MPP Engineer;  Myriame Jean Pierre, ACG Translator; Front:  Becky Evans, NDPC;  Wendy Flick, UUSC Haiti Project Leader;  Joan Edgerton, NDPC; Back:  Pat Murphy, NDPC;  Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, Director of MPP;  Maxine Neil, Director of UUSC Institutional Advancement; Kathryn Hornsby, Emory Presbyterian. (Not Pictured:  Eddie Ramos, Good Shepherd Presbyterian.)

Left to right:  MPP Engineer;  Myriame Jean Pierre, ACG Translator; Front:  Becky Evans, NDPC;  Wendy Flick, UUSC Haiti Project Leader;  Joan Edgerton, NDPC; Back:  Pat Murphy, NDPC;  Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, Director of MPP;  Maxine Neil, Director of UUSC Institutional Advancement; Kathryn Hornsby, Emory Presbyterian. (Not Pictured:  Eddie Ramos, Good Shepherd Presbyterian.)