8 days till school starts!

School starts in Haiti next Monday, and it’s an exciting time! Tailors are busy sewing school uniforms, a few lucky kids are walking around with shiny new backpacks and the local markets are full of pencils and notebooks. But if you’re a parent who can’t afford tuition fees, this can be the worst time of year, and […]

Meet Olsen

I was still lying in bed last Saturday morning when there was a knock on my door. I got up, and there was Olsen, with a huge grin on his face. “Jolinda,” he said, “I passed!” Less than 20% of Haitians ever have the chance to attend high school, and due to the low quality […]

Despite chikungunya, it’s a summer of health at GOALS!

Despite the fact that every single one of our coaches, educators and program managers were struck with a nasty new mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya which causes high fevers and painful body aches, it’s been a summer of health, here at GOALS in Leogane, Haiti. What do you do when nearly everyone around you is struck […]