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Share the Plate – Sunday, January 18

January 18 – Share the Plate  

On January 18, we will Share the Plate with the Head to Head School, Haiti, in a week which marks the fifth anniversary of an earthquake which inflicted huge devastation on a country deemed by some to be the poorest in the world.

The Head to Head School provides tuition free elementary education to children in Belle Vue, Haiti, which sits on top of a mountain, lacking modern roads, running water and electricity. Jean Lublin of Norwalk, CT founded the school when he realized that many children in the community where he was raised couldn’t go to school because they were too poor. In 1999 under a canvass supported by wood posts, three teachers began their work.  Jean, a nurse assistant, still supports the school. Today 200 students go to classes in a concrete building. More than ninety percent of Head to Head graduates pass the government exam qualifying them to attend high school and thus have the opportunity to move up in the world economically. Though Creole is the spoken language, all classes are taught in French. All gifts go directly (no middlemen) to pay the teachers and provide the children with a meal a day. Thank you for your generosity. If you are donating by check today, please write “Head to Head” in the memo. Thank you.