Lequel des ancêtres Haïtiens admirez-vous le plus ? Et pourquoi ?
Kilès nan zansèt ayisyen ou pi admire? Epi pou kisa?
Which Haitian ancestor do you admire the most? And why?
Please share your insights with us below or on our Facebook page.
Written by Dahla – Follow us on Twitter @Haiti1Stop
Quelques mots pour la Saint-Valentin
La fête de Saint-Valentin n’est pas seulement un jour pour les amants. Il s’agit aussi d’une journée de reconnaissance de l’amour en nous pour aider les autres. Souvent, nous nous appuyons sur cette seule journée pour être gentil, romantique, attentif, ou affectueux à ceux que nous aimons. C’est normal de célébrer cette journée avec ses proches mais il est également important de montrer notre amour et notre compassion durant toute l’année.
Nous avons réalisé que la plupart des gens au jour de la Saint-Valentin peuvent sentir plus d’insécurité simplement parce qu’ils sont seuls, ils n’ont pas d’amants, ou ils ont des situations difficiles. Cepedant, le facteur le plus important, est de “VOUS AIMER” avant tout! Ne laissez pas une seule journée ruiner vos émotions juste parce que vous êtes seul ou que vous n’avez pas quelqu’un romantique avec vous.
- Si vous n’avez pas de Valentin or Valentine pour celebrer ce jour, nous aimerions que vous sélectionnez une organisation de bienfaisance ou une personne dans le besoin afin d’étendre votre amour pour eux, en les aidant.
- Pour tous les jeunes et les adultes, il est important de ne pas avoir des relations sexuelles simplement a cause de la Saint-Valentin et que vous aimeriez etre aimé. Restez fidèle à vous-même!
- Pour les personnes (individus consentants) qui prévoient d’avoir des rapports sexuels pour la Saint Valentin, s’il vous plaît soyez responsable en utilisant un préservatif. Haiti1Stop vous dit: Pas de préservatif, pas d’amour.
L’amour, c’est la réflexion, la compréhension, le respect, l’humilité, la vérité, la famille, la passion et beaucoup plus. Alors, pour la Saint-Valentin, il serait sage de définir ce que l’amour signifie pour vous afin d’eviter des regrets.
Haiti1Stop étend son amour et ses prières pour tous les orphelins, les handicapés, les victimes du seisme, les familles en deuil, les enfants disparus, les ancêtres, les mères aimantes et les parents et des millions d’autres familles. Souvenez–vous que le vrai amour ne peut pas être acheté, il peut se faire sentir, il peut être apprécié, il peut être contagieux, et peut être exprimé à tout moment et n’importe où, par un proche ou un étranger, et il ne coûte rien du tout, et surtout le vrai amour ne fait pas de mal.
Souhaits de Haiti1Stop pour la Saint-Valentin: Soyez heureux! Soyez reconnaissant! Soyez plein d’espoir!
A few words on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is not solely a lover’s day. It is also a day to acknowledge the love within us towards others. Often, we rely on this only day to be nice, to be romantic, to be caring or to be loving to the ones we love. While it is a good thing to be in the moment and genuinely celebrate that day with loved ones, it is also important to show our love and caring throughout the year.
We realize that most people on Valentine’s Day might feel the most insecure just because they are lonely, single, or they do not have a boyfriend or they are going through difficult situations. The number one factor is to “LOVE YOU” first. Do not let just one day ruin your emotions just because you are lonely or you do not have someone to be romantic with.
- If you do not have a Valentine to celebrate with, we challenge you to select a charity, or a person in need, to be your Valentine and extend your love to them by helping them.
- For all the youngsters and adults, please do not have one night stand just because it is Valentine’s Day and you want to be loved. Do not have sex just because it is Valentine’s Day. Stay true to yourself and respect yourself!
- For people (consenting individuals) planning to have sex on Valentine’s Day, please be responsible and buckle up, which means do use a condom. Haiti1Stop tells you: No condom, No love.
Love is about thoughtfulness, understanding, respect, humility, learning, truth, family, passion and much more. So, whatever it may be for Valentine’s Day, it would be wise to define what love means to you before you do anything regretful.
Haiti1Stop extends their love and prayers to all of you: the orphans, the disabled, the earthquake victims, the mourning families, the needy ones, the missing children, the ancestors, the loving mothers and parents and millions of other families. Remember true love cannot be bought, it can be felt, it can be appreciated, it can be contagious, it can be expressed anytime and anywhere by a loved one or a stranger and it does not cost much at all and most importantly true love does not hurt.
Haiti1Stop Valentine’s wishes: Be Happy! Be Thankful! Be Hopeful!
Whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the important thing is to acknowledge your blessings to the Divine Source. Let’s be humble and count our blessings in everything we do. Volunteer your time wisely to help others, bring comfort to someone in need, be present in the moment and do not let the purchasing of gifts, and attending of events, overwhelm you to the point that it overshadows the true meaning of the holiday season.
We get so caught up that often we forget to pay attention to where the mind really needs to be. Do not feel pressured into buying things that you do not need and cannot afford to buy. Invite your children in the spirit of giving to others whether it is a meal, a piece of clothing, a candy, a card, a smile, or more attention, the gesture will be appreciated.
Haiti1Stop wishes hope and positive beginnings to the families who’ve lost a loved one to a natural disaster, and those who are still struggling daily.
Count your blessings, because you never know when you will ever be in need, which is why it is also very important that you acknowledge and respect everyone.
Haiti1Stop words of wisdom:
- Impact people’s lives differently in 2013.
- Start the New Year with a positive mind.
- Start with a journal by writing your thoughts, accomplishments, and hopes.
- Define the “how”, the “why” and the “who” in your life that is keeping you from becoming the best person you can be.
- Reach out to others: a neighbor, a friend, a school, a shelter, a parish, a beggar on the streets, a nonprofit or a cause and many other avenues to make a difference in someone’s life by the end of this year and continue with the tradition yearly.
- Leave positive imprints everywhere you go.
- Love, respect, support, encourage and help one another.
Exclusive Travel Package Invites World Travelers To Experience A Caribbean Adventure
NEW YORK, NY — November 14, 2012 – My Haiti Travels, a boutique concierge firm that coordinates high-quality travel services to Haiti for leisure and business purposes, today announced its first annual “Impact Week Haiti 2013” signature expedition to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The five-day package will feature custom activities, volunteerism, networking and touristic exploration of the Caribbean island nation on January 17-21, 2013. The trip is all-inclusive, including all meals, hotel and beach resort stays, private ground transportation and professional escorts in Haiti.
“Impact Week Haiti 2013” will offer vibrant events featuring live entertainment, fine dining, nightlife, beach resort activities on the Arcadins Coast and more. Guests will also enjoy one-of-a-kind cultural affairs, historic excursions and scenic tours of Haiti that capture its long and renowned history as the first independent sovereign nation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the first black republic in the world when it declared independence from France during the Haitian Revolution on January 1, 1804.
“With Haiti in my heart, I founded My Haiti Travels with a mission to expose a positive image of Haiti, help stimulate the local economy, as well as create an unparalleled platform for international travelers to experience Haiti’s authentic beauty through our eyes,” said Dina Simon, founder and managing director, My Haiti Travels. “During Impact Week Haiti 2013, our clients will receive exemplary services dedicated to introducing the real Haiti – - the people, attractions and the exciting developments that lie ahead.”
To coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the United States, the “Impact Week Haiti 2013” itinerary will also include a “Project Day” to allow participants to serve the youth in Haiti through volunteerism at a site supported by community activist Anedie Azael, Miss Universe Haiti 2011 and Miss Haiti International 2011. Azael competed last month in the 2012 Miss International beauty pageant in Okinawa, Japan where she won a special award in a category presented by JOICFP, a Japan-based international NGO that works to improve the health status of women, men and young people of the world.
My Haiti Travels was created shortly following the devastating earthquake of January 2010 to support the resurgence of tourism and investment in Haiti, and to promote the patronage of local businesses, hotel and resort establishments and restaurants. The agency provides unique travel experiences tailored to each client’s specific needs, lifestyle and budget. The premiere “Impact Week Haiti” targets multicultural travelers seeking social and civic discovery of Haiti’s historic attractions, culture and natural beauty. In addition to travel services, My Haiti Travels is building an online destination for information, reviews and ratings of hotels, restaurants and destinations across Haiti.
“Like Haiti, we are open for business and invite you to explore this vibrant Caribbean island nation with us,” shared Ms. Simon.
A discounted early-bird registration rate is now available through December 1, 2012. For more information and to register for “Impact Week Haiti 2013,” visit www.ImpactWeekHaiti.com.
Media partners of “Impact Week Haiti 2013” include Bel Ti Fi,Haiti 1 Stop, Haitian All-Starz, HaitiXChange, Kiskeácity, Manman Pemba, Radio Soleil and The Stewardship Report. For sponsorship and media partnership opportunities, please contact My Haiti Travels at email@example.com
On Saturday December 1st, 2012, the Greater Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Orlando (GHACC), will be providing a career development day at the Public Library. The event will take place from 11:00am – 2:00pm, at 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32839.
The GHACC is here to serve the Haitian community of Orlando, and look forward to helping you get your dream job! For more information, please contact the GHACC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 407-308-5803.
Founder and Executive Director of CapraCare, nonprofit organization serving the residents of Fonfrede, Haiti was a panelist on the HuffPostLive on October 19, 2012. The topic of discussion was the response of medical volunteers following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Other panelists join in the conversation such as Amy Costello, Dr Henri R. Ford and Dr Ben Nwomeh. The panelists brought their insights based on their expertise and /or experiences they witnessed while responding to the needs of the victims of Haiti earthquake.
The video segment is worth to watch as it will enforce all organizations and NGO’s to take on responsibilities for the volunteers they bring in to Haiti. In addition, it can spark a new discussion among medical volunteers to assess their true skills prior joining a disaster relief cause and ask themselves if they are ready to work in a new environment.
Now, enjoy the video:
CapraCare is exemplary in their methods they use to implement a community health program in Fonfrede, Haiti. They are now recruiting medical volunteers for their upcoming trip to Haiti in February 2013. Do not hesitate to contact CapraCare at email@example.com for further details.
Haiti1Stop Advice: Remember as CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs, we ought to lay down the right platform for the recruited volunteers so they can better serve those in need in Haiti. Education, knowledge and the right leadership are essential to avoid medical mistakes and do no harm to others.
The 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Program is an initiative led by Goldman Sachs with the partnership of the U.S. Department of State and the Thunderbird School of Global Management to educate women from various countries including Haiti about business management. Those great leaders are positively impacting the lives of those underserved women by providing them knowledge on how to sustain a financially viable business that can in turn, create more job opportunities in their communities, and be part of their country’s economic growth. Acquiring business acumen is important for these women to identify their products and services, attract customers, expand their brand and overall improve their financial performance.
We were in awe of the 27 Haitian women that were selected to the 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Training Program. After an extensive and rigorous interview process led by the U.S. Embassy in Haiti for the first round, the finalists were chosen by Thunderbird and Goldman Sachs. The winners were offered a full scholarship including airfare, hotel, transportation, course materials, food and visa fees. According to Amy Scerra, Program Manager of Thunderbird for Good, the 27 women started their first day of school on October 15, 2012 in Arizona at the Thunderbird School of Global Management for a two-week program.
Haiti1Stop congratulates again the 27 Haitian women selected in such prestigious program. It is an astonishing accomplishment on their part! We look forward to seeing more of them as they would become role models for other aspiring entrepreneurs in Haiti with better leadership skills.
Thanks to Amy Scerra, we have this great opportunity to share with our readers, the Diaspora and the local communities in Haiti, a profile of the 27 participants. So many of you wanted to know their backgrounds and the types of businesses they own. You will enjoy reading their bios as they all have impressive businesses from different cities of Haiti ranging from restaurant, hotel, construction, bakery, plant nursery, garment production, retail, engineering firm and much more.
Below is the Snapshot Bios of the 27 participants:
On October 11th, we ran a brief story in our Facebook page about the collaboration between the Haitian Connection Network (HCN), a non-profit organization based in Haiti and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for giving a pro bono reconstructive facial surgery to one of HCN’s students so he can have a better life. The surgery was well deserving as the student named Daniel Smith was diagnosed to have a benign jaw tumor called ameloblastoma. You can read more of Daniel’s story in the Philly.Com News Article.
We just had another follow up with Kristen Hertzog, the Founder of the non-profit organization HCN to have an update of Daniel’s recovery from his surgery. He is doing well and by the end of November, he should return to Haiti and continue his online computer classes there. .
Daniel has one request; he needs a laptop to pursue his own independent study. We are asking you to help Daniel achieve his wish. If you would like to DONATE a good laptop in working condition to Daniel or the funds to acquire the equipment, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your responses to HCN. Feel free to visit HCN’s website. .
Charity goes a long way!