Sowing Seeds…Tailoring a Future

The year was 2000.  Sally had lived many of her years as a single mother and lifelong educator.  Her career had been sowing seeds of hope and dignity into the lives of thousands of students.   She sowed by teaching […]

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How We Want to Live

Claude Mondesir grew up without a father in Haiti.  He worked for everything he got.  Going to school was a pipedream.  Jesus was unknown.  That all changed at age 16 when Claude met Pastor Kelly, who according to Claude, […]

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Education: A big challenge. A big responsibility.

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.  – Joseph Addison

Education is among every developing nation’s biggest challenges and greatest responsibilities. Some say education is the key to unlocking every promise of hope […]

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Planting Seeds and Growing Futures

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.  – Mark Van Doren
At the heart of education is the teacher. Teachers have been equated to gardeners, architects and artists. A teacher sees into the soul of each student, […]

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Running to Gunfire

A good friend of our ministry recently completed police academy training. He told me police are taught to run towards gunfire. They go where the trouble is, step into the fight, and protect the innocent. It’s not safe, but […]

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Pathways Graduation

By Stephanie Mutert & Jake Barreth
Beneath the gentle hum of a dozen sewing machines a small group of girls huddle together in a back corner. Feigning work, they unsuccessfully attempt to talk without moving their lips. No one seems […]

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What's (still) in a uniform

At the BIG Event in 2012, this video took us to Uganda to answer the question: What’s in a (school) uniform? Access to education. Jobs for tailors. Dignity. “Sew” much more than meets the eye. This June, I went […]

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Exchanging Ideas in Haiti – 2015 Educator Exchange

A single flickering light bulb sways silently overhead as 25 students, packed shoulder to shoulder, stare wide-eyed at their 6th grade teacher as he slowly reaches into his desk drawer. It’s 10 AM at IMEL Primary School in Marmalade, […]

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Chickens helping families

Jean Ronald (above)  is helping raise chickens at the GO Haiti poultry farm. A second-year student in the Pathways Program, he’s learning how to care for animals like goats and chickens, plant and grow crops, and is developing valuable […]

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A very important meal

by Stephanie Mutert, Trip Manager
Imagine two classrooms. The first has a teacher standing at the front at a brown chalk board writing out the day’s lesson that the students need to copy into their notebooks. The students are in […]

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