By Ryan Sawatzky CJS, CLUB DES JEUNES DE LA SOPUDEP (Youth club at SOPUDEP) is a student based association primarily made up of grade tens at Institution Mixte de SOPUDEP. On their own initiative at the beginning of the school year, they began a fundraising project to help those patients at their community hospital who have […]
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: December 7, 2013 New York Times PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — ALMOST four years after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Darline St. Luc, 13, is one of the hundreds of thousands of people who are still homeless. She and her family get by in a leaky, rat-infested shack made out of old […]
By: Ryan Sawatzky Original Post, August 2013 The proverb, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", refers to the fact that incessant labour with no leisure time makes a person boring. I would argue that it could go on to say that a person in indefinite laborious motion has their physical, mental [...]
By: Rea Dol Originally Posted, July 2012 Any country wanting to engage in the process of development for a prosperous future must invest in education. In this crossroads of Haiti’s history, it still is not a priority for the Haitian State to take charge of education and to implement suitable means to ensure the training […]
By: Ryan Sawatzky Originally Posted, June 2012 SOPUDEP director Rea Dol was presented a unique opportunity just a few months ago, when a generous amount of funds were directed her way from Rotary Barrie, in Ontario Canada. While SOPUDEP has implemented programs in free and accessible education for both adults and children and economic empowerment […]
In late 2013, SOPUDEP was visited by Alfre Woodard and a film crew to feature SOPUDEP in the second instalment of the PBS documentary, Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, to be released in late 2014.
Half the Sky is a four-hour television series for PBS and international broadcast, shot in 10 countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S. Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, the documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
We thank Mrs. Woodard and Mr. Kristof for their endorsement of SOPUDEP and their belief that this grassroots organization stands out as a symbol of positive change in Haiti.
To really know Haiti’s overwhelming needs and what SOPUDEP is accomplishing through their community programs to combat it; there is no better way than to experience it first-hand. For this reason, SOPUDEP offers inclusive tours and volunteer opportunities for international visitors.Know more