Johanna’s Story | “I honestly feel like I’ve been living in Haiti my whole life”

Johanna Murray, studying International Development and Food Policy at University College Cork (UCC), is taking on a three-month placement with our team in Haiti: here, she tells us how her time in Haiti brings a realisation of how easily basic things...
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Johanna’s Story | ” The work of one person can change so many lives positively”

Now halfway through her placement with our team in Haiti,  University College Cork (UCC) student, Johanna Murray, shares some messages of hope and positivity from her experiences so far. So we’re now at the halfway point: only six weeks left here...
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Johanna’s Story | “The last week has gone by in such a whirlwind”

After a busy week with our Volunteer Programme, University College Cork (UCC) student, Johanna Murray, tells us her experience of it as she continues her student placement with our team in Haiti. Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Over the last...
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Our 36 volunteers are working hard in Haiti to transform a local school

36 volunteers from Ireland and the United States arrived in Haiti on 14 April for our 2018 Volunteer Programme, working to upgrade a local school in the community of Gressier. Jean Jean School welcomes 160 students from the local area every day, but has...
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Paris2Nice 2017

If you’re looking for a real challenge in 2017, why not join the Haven team taking on the Paris2Nice cycling challenge to raise support for Haiti? Paris2Nice is a unique event which sees a large group of cyclists from Ireland travel to France to...
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Sophie’s Story | “You could see in his eyes the disbelief and joy”

Six weeks into her three-month work placement with us, Sophie O’Sullivan tells us how she got on during our recent Volunteer Programme, and bids farewell to our Country Director, John Moore, as he leaves Haiti for home. Saturday, 22 April saw the beginning...
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“The official handover brings another successful project to a close” | April 2017 in Haiti

Our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, shares the latest news from the ground in Haiti in her regular blog.  In this month’s blog post, Ailish fills us in on the 2017 Volunteer Programme. We march into April with the preparations for the Volunteer...
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Close to forty volunteers head for Haiti for our 2017 Volunteer Programme

It’s an exciting week for us here in Haven as almost forty volunteers from Ireland and abroad get set to head off on our eleventh annual volunteer trip. Our 2017 Volunteer Programme sees the group travel to the small town of Carrefour Dufont, located...
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Sophie’s Story | “I wanted to go somewhere that doesn’t get as much aid or attention”

We were excited to recently welcome Sophie O’Sullivan to the Haven team in Haiti.  Sophie is a student in University College Cork (UCC) who is joining us for her three-month student internship.  She’ll be keeping a regular blog during her...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “It is a visit of laughter, camaraderie and chat”

Visiting two women who manage homes for children in Haiti brings a lot of joy for our Programmes Manager, Ailish’ O’Reilly. November 11 Friday morning, we are in the mountains of Kenscoff, visiting Mayo woman Gena Heraty.  It is a wonderful...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “A most joyful, wonderful, smile-laden visit!”

In April 2016, Haven volunteers raised money to support an Outreach Programme for children and people with disabilities living on the island of Île à Vache in Haiti.  While the Hurricane Matthew recovery house visits are underway, our Programmes Manager...
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Sarah and Kate’s Story | “The most rewarding experience of my life so far”

Kate Kenneally and Sarah Browne are taking part in the 2016 Volunteer Programme.  In this blog series, they share their experiences and all the developments from the site throughout the week. Here, Sarah brings us up to the end of our time in Haiti,...
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Sarah and Kate’s Story | A very enjoyable and rewarding experience

Kate Kenneally and Sarah Browne are taking part in the 2016 Volunteer Programme.  In this blog series, they share their experiences and all the developments from the site throughout the week. Here, Kate, a member of the team working on the new kindergarten...
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