Haitian Children Gifted with School Books

The holiday spirit is year-round.  Haitian children in Little Haiti (Miami, FL) were pleasantly surprised as they were gifted with school books this October.  The books, donated to the Le Flambeau Foundation by Kids for Kids Academy, were personally delivered by our president  to two locations in Little Haiti – locations where we were certain … Read more

Students Exchange & Help, Again

The third year and 7th semester session of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau program was launched at the end of September 2011.  This semester’s class is one of the largest held, with impressive participation from both the Haiti and U.S. students.   Included are a few unique additions.  This semester’s program will run for ten weeks, … Read more

Entrepreneurship Education Launches in Haiti

The first training session for the Le Flambeau Foundation Entrepreneurship Initiative was launched in Haiti this summer.  Youth from Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas (including Camp-Perrin) participated in the first class which covered basic product, sales and customer service training; as it applies to Haiti.  The  new English learning CD’s (special Creole guidance), developed for the … Read more

A Man of Great Value. Passing it Forward.

A man of great value who not only strives to change the lives of Haitian youth but to change the world, one stride at a time – this is Guerrier Dorlus from Kenscoff, Haiti.  From the very beginning Guerrier selflessly volunteered his time in order to help with the development of the Le Flambeau Foundation. … Read more

Innovative Language Learning for Haiti

The launch of two new sets of language learning CD’s has many excited.  The new products are the result of a unique relationship between Le Flambeau Foundation and London-based EuroTalk,  a company recognized as  one of the top language learning CD developers in the world.  The new language learning CD offerings  include the American English … Read more

THE SPARK of Le Flambeau 2011 Haiti Winners

A recognition ceremony was held in Haiti for the top performers in the spring 2011 session of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau language exchange program.  This on-line forum, engaging classmates in Haiti and in the U.S.,  launched in January 2011 and ran for eleven weeks.  Classmates advanced in their English/French fluency and technology skills.

The ceremony was the culmination of eleven weeks of language and technology learning.  As the THE SPARK  of Le Flambeau rules required, students in the U.S. voted for classmates in Haiti. Voting results were reviewed and approved by the English Grader, Ms. Fallahay, who volunteered her time throughout the entire semester.   Youth leader Ruchama Charles, a past recipient of the top award and the first THE SPARK of Le Flambeau student to receive a Le Flambeau Foundation scholarship, assisted with the award presentations.

The program consisted of remarks from Foundation president Mr. Jean St.Lot-Gervais, the presentation of the awards, and the added prize give-aways of French/English dictionaries donated by our English Grader,  Ms. Fallahay.   The ceremony took place in June at Visa Lodge Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  For all of the hard work that made this possible, an extra warm Thank You is extended to Superviseur Mdme Lochet, English Grader Ms. Fallahay, Superviseur Mdme Jacquart, youth leaders Schneider, Roxanne, Barbara and Isabel; and our IT support leader Ms. Tracy Doome.

Congratulations to all!

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Historic Graduation

May of 2011 is a historic period for the Le Flambeau Foundation as it represents significant steps forward in the path of the Foundation and in that of the youth touched by it.  In May of 2011 the Le Flambeau Foundation took the graduation walk with three scholarship recipients from Haiti who completed  their college … Read more

Le Flambeau Foundation Graduation Reception

The Le Flambeau Foundation Graduation Reception was held on May 12th, 2011 in Miami at the Futernick Family Art Gallery at the Dave & Mary Alper JCC  on the Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus.    The impressive accomplishments of the three graduating Le Flambeau Foundation scholars were applauded. Heartwarming remarks were presented by Carina of the New World … Read more

Berea College Graduation

Le Flambeau Foundation scholars Rachelle and Christelle graduated from Berea College on May 8th, 2011.  Foundation president Jean St.Lot-Gervais travelled to Kentucky to attend the graduation celebration as this was a historic occasion that could not be missed.   A dinner in honor of the scholars and Le Flambeau Foundation president Jean, hosted by exceptional supporter … Read more

Graduation Remarks – Haiti Bound

Scholarship recipient Ruchama Charles completed the Le Flambeau Foundation Rebuild Haiti program, a partnership initiative with North Central Missouri College.  Ruchama, a star student of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau class and recipient of the Le Flambeau Earthquake Scholarship, experienced the U.S. for the first time; and excelled.  Ruchama completed her 1-semester program with 12 … Read more