Music and dance are essential parts of Haiti’s history, tradition and culture. The foundation of Haitian music and dance can be found in the country’s African roots, particularly in the rhythmic drums; music also has elements that reflect both French and Spanish elements from periods of occupation. When Africans were taken to Haiti as slaves, […]
~ by Diane Gaillard, On-Site Director at D2C ~ A leap year and time for all those willing to make a leap of faith into their future, well at least that’s what I did. Yes, for the first time in eleven years, I leaped again and did what made me happy, I moved to Haiti. […]
It never ceases to amaze the D2C family how generous and wonderful people can be. Over the Christmas holiday, a group of young Haitian-Americans traveled to Haiti to see the beauty of the country and experience the warmth.
Devoted to Children is lovingly announcing a new member of our family – James Lee. James is a bright ten-year old young man with amazing manners. We welcome him into our family that is full of love and compassion.
There is a rare stillness as I walk out of my room to greet the morning. I make my tea and step out on the front porch into soft light climbing down through the palm leaves, hearing that soft jungle music and roosters crowing. One of the boys is doing his chores, mopping the floor. […]
We are overwhelmed by the response to our Kids Helping Kids program. The display of compassion and genuine care shown by the children who have chosen to get involved is truly inspiring. The D2C Kids Helping Kids initiative is a simple platform for empowering kids around the world to get informed, get inspired and get […]
Five years have come and gone since the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. The 7.0 earthquake shook hard the small Caribbean nation, destroying infrastructure and lives. The Haitian government places the death toll at over 200,000, making the natural disaster one of the worst the contemporary world has seen. Despite more than $10 billion in humanitarian and development aid there […]
~ By Amber Charne, Temporary Director D2C ~ And so this morning, I put everything on pause for an hour and went to the ocean for the saltwater cure…I needed it. In all honesty, my first week in Haiti nearly brought me to my knees. When I was lying in bed with high fever, under […]
~ By Amber Charne, Temporary Director D2C ~ I can call Haiti my home for a small length of 3 weeks time now, yet with all that has filled each minute, hour, day, I could say it’s been a long lifetime of happenings. For the first time today, I took an hour to myself – […]
~ By Amber Charne, Temporary Director D2C ~ .5 for 5 – Just another day in Haiti I wouldn’t be in Haiti if all 5 of the tasks that we set out to do this morning were accomplished. Not one, but one half of one task got done! Now that’s more like it…Haitian style baby. […]