On December 11th, 2019 at FiveMyles Gallery, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted a Ann Pale conversation with Friends of Matènwa moderated by Michèle Voltaire Marcelin

Friends of Matènwa supports programs in the Matènwa community of La Gonâve to achieve education, agricultural development and social justice goals in Haitian Kreyòl.

Their mission is to be a democratic model of hands on education that reflects the learning and growing possible in one’s local environment. MCLC uses methodologies that have been tailored to their culture through experimentation, evaluation, and modifications, resulting in the present implementation of highly successful practices.

FOM seek to empower the local community in their ability to reflect and determine their own solutions, thus creating a healthy interdependent relationship when seeking resources, financial or material, from AID agencies or individuals.

Food was provided by Ida J & Co and Haitian vendors included: Cantave de Saint Marc, Cremas Absalon, Brooklyn Essence, and Askanya chocolate.

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