Haiti has been big on the destination list of the Nomadness Tribe this year. We recently had a large Nomadness Meet Up affectionately called #FriTayGate that was a huge success.
Tribe member Jazz recently made her own trip down to Haiti with her friends for a little vacation. While taking in all that Haiti has to offer, Jazz and her crew made it a point to give back to the amazing school children they met. Check out a portion of Jazz's experience below and then hop other to her site for more details and content.
If I could attempt to start to explain our trip I would say it was educational, inspirational and on the second day very fulfilling as we made a difference in the lives of the children/students at BRESMA orphanage/school in Petionville.
Margarette Saint-Fleur founded Les Brebis de Saint Michel de l'Attalaye (BRESMA) Foundation which manages two locations. She manages these "transitional" orphanages/schools that care for children who have already secured adoptive homes but are awaiting the formal paperwork to go through. We learned that some of these kids wait many, many years before they are placed with their (new) families.
We listened to Margarette’s moving story and the necessities her students have difficulty obtaining, which ranges from school supplies, to clothes, and food.
Martine, one of the 8 ladies in our crew (dubbed Gr8 Eight) is associated and introduced us to a not-for-profit organization based back at home in NYC and together we were able to make so much more of our vacation. We ended up delivering personalized bags full of comfort items (pajamas, toys, socks, books, and blankets) to 75 children and their little joyful expressions touched us all.