TUESDAY :: PART 1 :: Our second day in our favorite Caribbean country. Today, Sherye went in one direction, Sonya in another. We’ll begin with Sherye.
Sherye serves as the educational advisor on St. Vincent’s Governing Board, a newly established board of directors set up to guide St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children. The Board is comprised of 5 Haitians and 4 Americans, each with a vested interest in the future of St. Vincent’s. The goal of the Board: to create and implement sustainable strategies to make St. Vincent’s a better place for students.
The nine board members met at the Montana, a well-known hotel with one of the best views of Port-au-Prince in the city. It also houses a beautiful area memorializing those who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake of 2010 that tragically killed over 250,000 people.
The group’s robust discussion included: a 3 year plan to train the teachers, the creation of a vocational program to help integrate students into society, teacher / child ratios, teaching standards, independent IEPs for each child, enrollment procedures and finances. Everyone brought their unique perspectives and are working together toward consensus to create the best learning environment for the children.
Looking forward to the future for these precious children!