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Friday, March 19, 2010

Five complete strangers...

are going to meet up tomorrow morning at 11am Eastern Standard Time on Skype to practice conversational Haitian Creole. One is a student, another is an interpretor for farm laborers here in the US, the third is a humanitarian non-profit accountant, the fourth is a nurse, and the fifth is me.

At the end of the hour, we'll have started forming a community of friends and fellow volunteers. We'll know more about each other, about the organizations each of us is involved in, and about the Creole language! This will happen every Saturday at 11am EST with this group for the next 8 weeks.

Eventually, five more people will be closer to Creole fluency and five more organizations will have started the essential work of coordinating efforts so that the best, most sustainable solutions get to Haiti as efficiently as possible.

This is what happens at

Webmaster Jamie and myself have been working a lot on this project. It was piloted for about 5 weeks before the Jan 12 earthquake with 4 students. Now, with three newly launched "Introduction to Creole" classes full with 4 students each, about 30 more students already waiting, and more Creole teachers soon to join Haitihub, this thing is moving and we couldn't be more thrilled.

We hope you can be a part of this ride! Be in touch if you would like to get involved somehow.

So much love to everyone!

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