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 … 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

Graduation Remarks – Harvard Bound

Le Flambeau Foundation scholar Rachelle Mathurin graduated from Berea College on May 8th 2011, with honors. Noted as being one of the brightest students to attend Berea by one of her professors, Rachelle is now headed to Harvard University Graduate School of Education as she continues her educational journey for Haiti. Following are Rachelle’s words. … Read more

Ruchama’s Story from School

The following provides the update received from Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Ruchama, who arrived in the U.S. for the first time in January 2011.  Ruchama is a recipient of the  Le Flambeau Foundation Earthquake Scholarship,  a  transitional initiative that provides leadership and character gifted students from Haiti with an opportunity to attend a unique 1-semester college program in the … Read more

Scholar Heads to Harvard

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Rachelle Mathurin is headed to Harvard.  Rachelle, who came to the U.S. for the first time as she started her scholarship experience, embraced the opportunity with a focus on giving and being the best.  Language and cultural differences became assets and Rachelle excelled at a rate that earned her a spot … Read more

Debate Team Wins Big

Le Flambeau Foundation Scholar Rachelle appeared in a recent Berea magazine article – congratulations on the big team achievements!   Berea Speech and Debate Team Wins Big at State Championships, Marcus plumlee  ·  February 28, 2011, Berea Spotlight The 2011 Kentucky Forensic Association’s State Championship was held at Gateway Community and Technical College this past weekend on … Read more