THE SPARK of Le Flambeau Spring Session Launching in March

February 14, 2021, Le Flambeau Foundation , Inc. THE SPARK of Le Flambeau is an online language exchange program in its twelfth year, focused on extending educational opportunities to bright youth (27 yrs or younger) in and from Haiti. This program provides a path for students to engage and earn their way forward. Alumni members … Read more

Flambeau Vert Haiti Agriculture Project Comes to Life

Le Flambeau Foundation , Inc., January 10, 2021 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the FLAMBEAU VERT youth-led project came to life with the vision of building multigenerational stakeholders in the reforestation of Haiti.   For the immediate term the Flambeau Vert project aimed to educate, plant, and grow agricultural solutions for a small town … Read more

Happy Independence Day! Happy New Year!

Dear Friends, On January 1st 2021 we celebrate the arrival of a new year filled with powerful optimism for an outstanding series of new achievements. We survived the unique challenges of this past year and look forward to the future.  On this same day we also celebrate the 217th anniversary of Haiti’s independence (January 1, … Read more

Soup Joumou – The Taste of Freedom

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 the world.  To read the declaration Declaration … Read more

Thank You Congressman John Lewis

Thank you Congressman John Lewis for your sacrifices and for the love you have for humanity.  We are all God’s creation and all bleed one blood.  My condolences to the Lewis family.  The spirit of John Lewis lives on. Jean St.Lot-Gervais President, Le Flambeau Foundation , Inc. Son of Senator Emile Saint-Lôt, Co-Signatory of the … Read more

Frederick Douglass’ Fourth of July speech, then and now

On July 1st, 1889, Frederick Douglass was appointed as the next U.S. Minister Resident and Consul General, Republic of Haiti by US Republican President Benjamin Harrison.  Douglass arrived in Port-au-Prince on this day to serve as U.S. Minister to Haiti. He was minister to Haiti until 1891.  Known for his oratory, it is said that Frederick … Read more

Happy Fête du Drapeau (May 18)

Happy Haitian Flag Day / Fête du drapeau.  May 18, 2020 will be the 2017th year of this celebration.  A little background…(Encylopedia2) Haitian Flag Day is observed on May 18 in Haiti and in a number of U.S. cities with large populations of Haitian Americans. Many Africans of the diaspora, regardless of their ancestry, also … Read more