Peace Corps Announces Creation of "Response Corps"

  • Posted on: 27 November 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf
In an announcement on November 19th, the Peace Corps stated that it would bolster the already existing Crisis Corps and rename it "Peace Corps Response" to reflect its increased breadth and depth. Most are familiar with Peace Corps,  but less have heard of the Crisis Corps.  The Crisis Corps was a mechanism through which returned volunteers could serve abroad for a period of several months to a year.  

Chinese Prepare to Deploy Sixth Team of Peacekeepers to Haiti

  • Posted on: 25 November 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

When we write about China, it usually involves whether the government will protest renewal of MINUSTAH's mandate as a result of Haiti's pro Taiwan stance.  But let us give credit where credit is due.   China has provided well trained, and much needed, peacekeepers for the Haiti Mission.  In fact, soon China will deploy its sixth team of 125 specially trained riot police. 


On Line Auction to Support the Training of Haitian Teachers (starting 11/6/2007)

  • Posted on: 6 November 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

Auctions can be an excellent way for small organizations to raise seed money with which to start pilot programs.  Sometimes these new programs will work, and can be expanded.  Other times, the decision will be made to discontinue but it will still have been an important learning experience for the organization.


Book Review: Brother I Am Dying

  • Posted on: 19 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!, and The Dew Breaker among other books by Edwidge Danticat include her characteristic folktale prose woven into her larger themes. And with each book's evolution and the perfection of such prose more and more is revealed about the author, realizing it or not in what seems to develop as a series of memoirs.


Reminder: Haiti Innovation Flickr Site

  • Posted on: 18 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

If you have not already viewed Haiti Innovation's Flickr site, then we encourage you to do so.  There are a number of excellent pictures taken by HII Board Members during work and travel throughout Haiti.  These photos are available to you, but we ask that you request permission first before using them on your site or any other materials. 


Spotlight on a Community: Thomonde

  • Posted on: 18 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

At Haiti Innovation, we frequently discuss issues relating to health, community mobilization, and development.  From time to time, we also like to focus on a particular province to illustrate that  positive changes that are being made.  In this way, when people ask you if there is hope for Haiti, we hope you will reply with a resounding yes.