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Haiti: Through the Eyes of the Wise Elders

12074552_1659246027655866_4286918726364971506_nFACT:  The life expectancy for Haiti is low 50 years for men and 53 years for women.

FACT: Only 53% of Haitians can read and write

FACT: Only about 40% of school-aged children attend school regularly

FACT: Only about 10% of all Haitian children enrolled in elementary school go on to a high school


Project HOPE Art, with the help of donors like you, are dedicated to making a change.

An upcoming workshop spearheaded by Esnold Jure with his fellow faculty members (Winter, Gueldy, and Lisane) will conduct an eight week project for forty-six students.  The objective over the eight weeks will be to encourage the Haitian youth to reach out to the elders of their community.  Through the process of photographic documentation and interviews, students will help these Wise Elders preserve their memories, reflect on their accomplishments, and share their voices.
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Subjects emphasized:

  • English
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Public speaking/ Presentations
  • Interviewing skills

Workshop Budget breakdown

  • Tuition per student: $25 (Tuition for 46 students: $1,150)
  • Salary per teacher: $100 (Salary for 4 teachers: $400)
  • Education for our youth: PRICELESS

Mimi_Edited_Print-2MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We HOPE you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution, big or small.

  • To Donate via paypal, please send donations to Donations@projecthopeart.org.  Please include a note that contains “Wise Elders Workshop” and your current contact information so that we can make sure you get a receipt for your donation.
  • To Donate via Check: Please make checks out to Hope Art, Inc and mail to: Project HOPE Art, 2322 Humboldt Ave, Oakland, CA 94601.  Please include a note that contains “Wise Elders Workshop” and your current contact information so that we can make sure you get a receipt for your donation.

 Thank you for your support!

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