Ansamn ansamn, nou pi fo! Together, together we are stronger. Haitian Proverb
Join La Gonâve Haiti Partners for the 2017 Conference

Partners from Haiti and across the southeastern United States will gather July 28 and 29, for an annual meeting to discuss healthcare, education, economic development and infrastructure on the island of La Gonâve.

Meet partners from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. Talk with the Haitian leadership team: Rev. Father Vil, Episcopal priest and in-country partnership coordinator; Dr. Lapointe, medical director of the Bill Rice Clinic; Mr. Edbuche Foneis, superintendent of 10 Episcopal schools on La Gonave; Cindy Corell, Presbyterian Mission Agency. Get updates on existing programs and projects. Hear about the relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Matthew. Learn of new opportunities for getting involved with Haiti. Listen to stories from people who have just returned from La Gonâve and connect with teams going later in the year.

The conference will be hosted by Shallowford Presbyterian Church, easily accessed by I-85, I-285, I-20, in the Northlake areas of suburban Atlanta. Ample free parking will be available.

Leslie Jordanger

Board Chair, La Gonâve Haiti Partners


Agenda for Saturday, July 29

8:15-8:45AM   Registration and Breakfast

8:45-9:10   Worship – Rev. Catherine Foster

9:15-9:25   Welcome: Equipping You to Tell the Story – Leslie Jordanger

9:25-9:50   State of the Parish – Rev. Father VIL Jean Madoche

9:50-10:05   State of the Partnership – Leslie Jordanger

10:05-10:25   State of Our Finances – Lee Wilder

10:25-10:35   BREAK

10:35-11:00   Status Report: Education – Edbuche Foneis, Selma Ridgway

11:00-11:20   Status Report: Infrastructure/Water – Pere Vil, Tim Exley, Kurt Swensson

11:20-12:00   Video and Discussion: Pere Vil Tells the Story – Pere Vil, Leslie Jordanger

12:00-12:45PM   LUNCH

12:45-1:45   Discussion Breakouts: Session 1   A. Come Along to La Gonâve! Updates on Planning Your Trip – Claire Barry

B. With God’s Help We Will Understand Each Other: Our Cross Cultural Partnership – Pere Vil, Cindy Corell

1:45-2:05   Status Report: Economic, Agricultural Development – Pere Vil, Doug Freeman, Claire Barry

2:05-2:30   Status Report: Healthcare – Dr. Lapoint, Ginny Thaxton

2:30-3:30    Discussion Breakouts: Session 2   A. Financing Your Partnership – Lee Wilder, Julie Hope

B. Communications: Telling Our Story – Claire Barry, Dave Logeman

3:30-3:45   BREAK

3:45-4:30   Program Committee Breakouts: Education, Healthcare, Economic Development, Infrastructure

4:30-4:40   Developing New Partners – Pere Vil, Leslie Jordanger

4:40-5:00   Closing: Equipped to Tell the Story? – Pere Vil, Leslie Jordanger




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The 2017 La Gonâve Haiti Partners conference was a great success! More than 60 people came to listen and learn about life on the island of La Gonâve, Haiti. #hopeforhaiti #educationhaiti #healthcarehaiti

The visiting Haitian team told about the difficulty of life in Haiti, but added that education and healthcare are changing the future for many Haitians.

Father Vil updated everyone on relief and rebuild efforts following Hurricane Matthew. Edbuche Foneis said that parents want more and better education for their children. Dr. LaPointe told how mobile health clinics were improving the health of mothers and their babies.

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Ansanm nou po fi. A popular Haitian proverb reminds us that together we are stronger.

Come to the 2017 La Gonâve Haiti Partners conference and meet Haitian and stateside partners. Listen to stories from groups who have recently returned from La Gonâve and connect with teams going later in the year. #hopeforhaiti, #healthcarehaiti, #educationhaiti

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