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  • Oct
    07

    The Launching of the One + One Educational Initiative

    On behalf of Nionèse Eunice Prudent, the Founder and President of the Haiti Development Project (HDP), ninety (90) children of Ill de la Tortue, Haiti, as well as the leadership team of HDP, thank you to everyone who came out to support the launching of the Haiti Development Project\'s First Annual One + One Educational Initiative Fundraising event last weekend, Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at Alwan for the Arts in New York City. Sunday’s fundraising event at Alwan for the Arts was an atmosphere of euphoric excitement, which consisted of a culmination of great speakers, traditional Haitian music and ad hoc performances, delicious food and wine, networking opportunities and the building of new partnerships. The fundraising event was also a great accomplishment for the Haiti Development Project (HDP). HDP raised 1/3 of the required $9,000.00, which is needed for the tuition, uniforms and administration fees for the ninety (90) children of Ill de la Tortue, Haiti. The Haiti Development Project is equally excited about having had the opportunity to galvanize and stimulate the interests of many donors, supporters and partners; people who believe in the power of education, as well as contributors who are interested in building a sustainable life and future for the children of Ill de la Tortue. The purpose for the launching of the One + One Educational Initiative Fundraiser was not only to raise the much needed funds for the beautiful children of Ill de la Tortue, but to also afford the members of Haiti Development Project (HDP) and HDP’s supporters and contributors the opportunity to meet, and build collaborative partnerships with one another. I dedicate the success of the Haiti Development Project’s First Annual One + One Educational Initiative Fundraiser to this collaborative partnership, which included the efforts of every supporter, contributor, volunteer and member of Haiti Development Project’s Advisory Board. Equally, the Haiti Development Project is truly appreciative to the donors who were unable to attend Sunday’s fundraiser, but had visited and submitted their contribution for the children of Ill de la Tortue by way of http://www.haitidevelopmentproject.org/. Much gratitude to the donors for helping to build a sustainable future for the children of Haiti. Special thanks to the people who contributed their expertise, talent, skills and time to the Haiti Development Project’s First Annual One + One Educational Initiative Fundraising event- including: Stephen Doucette of Imagine Media Studio for offering his expertise and professional services in creating the website for the Haiti Development Project – http://www.haitidevelopmentproject.org - Contact: http://www.imaginemediastudio.com; Ahmed Issawi of Alwan for the Arts for donating the venue to launch the Haiti Development Project’s First Annual One + One Educational Initiative Fundraiser in New York City – Contact: http://www.alwanforthearts.org/; Maryse of Kombit Bar and Restaurant for donating and providing delicious Haitian cuisine for the event – Contact: http://www.kombitrestaurant.com/; Martial Bonhomme of Lanbi Center for Humanities and Civics, Inc. for assisting the staff of Haiti Development Project in various capacity, and providing traditional Haitian music and beautiful paintings from varied Haitian artists; Andrew of Alwan for the Arts for helping with the set-up and maintenance of the sound/video equipment, and impromptu piano performance; Philip Tuson of Columbia University for his photography expertise and services; Aisha Hinton for her impromptu singing performance; Vincent Smythe of Vincent Fine Designs for the donation of his artwork to raffle, and videography services; singing performance by six year-old Tamia Coleman; and greatest appreciation to the logistic supporting team including my mother, Marie Claudette Auguste, sisters, Cherline and Laury Prudent; and friends Tiffany and Shirley Martinbrough and Melissa Padron. Lastly, many thanks and gratitude to the Haiti Development Project’s Advisory Board members including Katherine Vizcaino, YM, Tiwana Jackson, Georgiana Holder, Assata Peterson and Joshua Olmstead for all their efforts in raising funds for the education of the Haitian children, as well as spending countless hours and days outreaching to family, friends, colleagues, and the public at large in promoting the event. I am pleased to announce the next fundraising events for the Haiti Development Project, which are scheduled for next month, November 2010 in Miami, Florida, and in December 2010 in New York City. Please do continue to visit, support, and make your contribution to the Haiti Development Project and the children of Ill de la Tortue at http://www.haitidevelopmentproject.org/.