[etoys-dev] [IAEP] Waveplace back to Haiti in 2 weeks, 2 days
echerlin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 17:55:05 EST 2011
Wish I were there. Say Bon chans to everyone for me. Actually
Ou dwe fè pwòp chans ou yo.
On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 16:37, Timothy Falconer <teefal at waveplace.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Waveplace is headed back to Haiti to start 5 new XO pilots.
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> With flights just bought, we're off to Haiti once again. In two weeks, two
> days, we'll spend two weeks, two days, starting new pilots: two in Cite
> Soleil, two in tent camps, one with a youth choir, all of them exciting.
> As usual, there's a half dozen snags. We don't yet have the laptops out of
> customs, which makes me nervous as hell, though our chief partner said,
> "It'll be fine, book your flights", so we did.
> Even if we get the laptops out of customs, we won't know how many of them
> work until just before the pilots. Even if all are working, we still won't
> have enough, which means we'll bring twenty ourselves.
> Our chief contact at JP/HRO resigned over the holiday break. We'll be
> talking with her replacement on Thursday, who seems equally enthusiastic,
> though major changes so close to a pilot start are always fun.
> Yesterday an impartial commission announced that Celestin (the unpopular
> candidate) was actually behind Martelly (the popular one). Preval and
> Celestin will react to the news after tomorrow's anniversary, which could
> spark a new round of rioting. We're also hoping the runoff election will be
> scheduled after our trip.
> Pretty much the only certain thing is that we're on a very, very tight
> budget. We can't rent a car, we can't travel to Léogâne, we can't do much
> more than walk back and forth to the school. Every dollar counts.
> But we're going. Our work paid off. How to pay the bills in March is another
> question. In February, we'll make a difference.
> Timothy Falconer
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