Week #3 Winner – THE SPARK of LF, Spring 2022

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., 2/27/22 Congratulations to the week-three winner of THE SPARK of LFF Spring 2022 session!  In the words of English Grader Alexis Floyd… “I don’t know about you but this week has flown by. It’s that time of the week again… Time to announce the spark.  The Spark for this week is … Read more

Émile Saint-Lot – Origins of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., February 22, 2022.  The following is a repost of an article originally posted on February 2, 2020, featuring a piece written by now-retired Professor James Spickard, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Sociology at University of Redlands – with his permission to Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc.  The article is a part of the Le Flambeau Foundation Heritage Educational Series.

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Week #2 Winner – THE SPARK of LF, Spring 2022

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., 2/20/22 Congratulations to the week-two winner of THE SPARK of LFF Spring 2022 session!  In the words of English Grader Michael Parrott… What an exciting week this has been. Great participation from everyone and what thoughtful comments. It was hard to choose just one SPARK of the week from such a … Read more

Week #1 Winner – THE SPARK of LF, Spring 2022

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc.,  2/14/22 Congratulations to the week-one winner of THE SPARK of LFF Spring 2022 session!  In the words of English Grader Alexis Floyd… “Thank you to all of our dedicated participants this week. It was so fun interacting with you all, and getting to know more about your opinions, interests, and of … Read more

Meet the Grand Winner of THE SPARK of LF Fall 2021

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., contributions from Michael Parrott, February 7, 2022

Now in its 13th year, THE SPARK of Le Flambeau is one of the Foundation’s most beloved programs. The program aims to improve fluency in English reading and writing amongst Haitian students—both in Haiti and in the US—and runs two sessions coinciding with the two semesters of the typical academic year. At the end of each session, a single student is selected as THE SPARK of LF based on a variety of factors including: engagement with the material and with their peers, most improvement in their English abilities, best material substance, and demonstrated willingness to make mistakes in order to learn.

Photo:  (left to right) Le Flambeau Foundation president Jean St.Lot-Gervais presents the award to Joseph Leonndy – THE SPARK of LF Fall 2021 grand winner .

Our English graders Michael and Alexis assessed participation and incorporated class feedback into making the final decision. The winner receives a certificate of achievement, a TOEFL test study kit (college prep), English vocabulary cards, and two years of free access to English learning on the Babbel phone app.  We had a great discussion with grand winner of the THE SPARK of LF Fall 2021 session, Joseph Leonndy, as he shed light on who he is as an individual, what he gained from this program, and what he hopes to take with him.  Following is the interview.

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THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Launches 13th Year

January 29, 2022, Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc. Le Flambeau Foundation will be launching THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Fall session for the thirteenth year.  The THE SPARK of LF is an online language exchange program focused on extending educational opportunities to bright youth (27 yrs or younger) in and from Haiti, with English language learning … Read more

Soup Joumou Recipe for 2022

December 31, 2021, Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc. Haitians throughout the world make Soup Joumou every New Year’s Day to celebrate the independence of Haiti (January 1st, 1804).   Haiti cast off the bonds of slavery and declared its freedom from France in 1804, making history as it set a precedent and became the first post-colonial black-led nation in … Read more

Human Rights Day Dec 10 – Haiti Signatory

December 10th is Human Rights Day.  A topic that is top of mind and heart as we read the news and face shared realities around the world. This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to “Equality” and article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – “All human beings are born free and equal … Read more

THE SPARK of LF Fall 2021 Final Winners Announced

Le Flambeau Foundation, Inc., November 29, 2021 (updated 2/21/22) Congratulations to the winners of THE SPARK of LF Fall 2021 session!  We had a great five weeks.   Class participants contributed to the selection.  Our English graders Michael and Alexis incorporated class voting feedback into making the final decision. The grand winner received a TOEFL test … Read more