The 2016 KPP Summer Camp was held at the Ecole Nationale de Figuiers , from July 4th through July 15th.
As in the previous year, 60 children, who had been selected by the administrators of the seven local schools on the basis of academic achievement, enjoyed two weeks of fun, togetherness and learning.
The camp was run by FrantzJean, President of Konbit Pou Potapiman and by Mrs PauleEdline Orcel, Inspector in the local school system. They were joined by a staff of monitors, security personnel, cooks, helpers, janitors, bus driver to ensure a safe and valuable experience for the children.
The camp participants started each morning with a prayer, and a talk by Mrs. Orcel and Mr. Jean , discussing one or more points of the Theme of the week.
For the first week, the Theme was: SavoirEcouter (Learning to Listen), how to give full attention to capture a message; how to transmit a message and interpret the information received.
And for the second week, the Theme was: Savoir Choisir (Learning to Choose); making choices based on one’s preferences, one’s needs and one’s morals.
From 8AM to 2PM, the children enjoyed different activities which included:
Daily bus rides from and to the center of town, Physical Activity (Aerobics, Soccer, Rope Jumping, Races…, Singing, Dancing
Embroidery, Crochet, Sewing, making paper flowers and necklaces, coloring, Puzzles, and using discarded plastic bottles to make brooms, flowers, jewelry boxes.
Swimming Trip to the Labeyi River
Practicing for Graduation
The children and Staff also enjoyed two hot meals a day.
Many guest speakers volunteered to join us again this year to share their expertise with the children. They included:
Mrs. Violette Jean, Mrs. Witza Francois, Mrs. Leunine Lorcy, 3 nurses from the local hospital. In one session, the nurses discussed the spread of the Zika virus and the characteristics of the Aeges mosquito. The next week, they discussed the Typhoid Fever, a disease familiar to most of the children. At both sessions, the nurses reviewed the symptoms of the disease, treatment options , and they placed emphasis on what children can do to prevent the spread of Zika and Typhoid.
Mr. Abraham Gentil, teacher of Social Sciences, addressed the children on two occasions on the early history of Haiti, up to the Emperor Dessalines seeking to meet the challenges of consolidating Haiti’s independence and shoring up the economy of the new nation.
Mr Phedeau Lubin, a specialist of the environment, spoke of the types of objects in our world, and the types of relationships that exist between them. He also met the children at the Labeyi river to discuss the importance of plants; their different components, and how to grow plants effectively.
This year, Judge Bernardin Alcindor joined the roster, and advised the kids on the workings of the Tribunal de Paix, as well as the functions of the different people who work there.
These were very informative sessions not only for the children but also for the staff, who joined the kids in asking and answering questions from the guest speakers.
The children also got to appreciate a visit from Mayor Raymond Pierre Louis and his assistants. They encouraged the children in their efforts to do well in school.
Graduation day was the occasion for the staff of KPP to thank the parents for the trust put in us; to command the children on their academic performance and encourage them to always do their best.
In turn, the children executed many songs, dances, a sketch, to the delight of the assistance. They eagerly accepted the gift of a school bag for the coming academic year. They and the parents expressed their thanks to the staff, and enjoyed sandwiches and refreshments.
Another year, another successful Summer camp for KPP.
Our special Thanks go to Mrs Carolle Paul,Mrs Nicole Jean and Mrs. Paule Edeline Orcel for coordinating the work and to the Camp staff for their devotion to the children.
Konbit Pou Potapiman expresses their deep appreciation to :
JGR LLCopa of Hollywood, FL
Mrs. Marie Therese Boulos, Mr Fenold Appolon , Mrs. Danick Verret, Mr Adeemir Dacenay, Mrs. Doris Izmery and Mr Jacques Frasil
for their unwavering support.
Konbit Pou Potapiman also thanks all the KPP members and supporters who helped make the Camp d Éte 2016 an unforgettable experience for our high academic achievers.
This year something new was introduced “A Summer Camp For Adults 65 and Beyond”
The idea of having a summer camp for elderly people was conceived by Danie Lubin, a member of KPP who lives in Boston. Danie came up with the idea of a summer camp for kids five years ago which today is a great success. She figured she could do the same for this forgotten group of people of Port a Piment.
When she called the president of KPP, Frantz J Jean, to make him aware of her intentions, the idea was well received. It was then presented to the board who did not hesitate to rally behind her to give her both moral and financial support.
On Monday July 18th it became a reality. The Adult Summer Camp was a place where elderly adults could go for a week to receive two meals each day and socialize with their peers, doing arts and crafts and singing.
On the first day twenty-eight adults attended and Dr. Eddy Jean Baptiste was on hand to check their blood pressure and also offer medical advice. They were then served breakfast and seated on a patio where they listened to KPP’s president Frantz J Jean and vice president Carolle Paul who shared with them the great idea proposed by Danie Lubin.
On Wednesday night Danie had a party for them where people from the town of Port-a-Piment were invited, including the new mayor, Raymond Pierre Louis, and natives who had traveled from abroad. They were treated to appetizers and were serenaded by young guitarists who sang and played music where the adults were able to reminisce and participate by singing and clapping.
One week and the participation of 28, this is only the beginning. I know Danie is looking forward to next year where she will increase the number of participants and will be very successful in achieving her goal.
Best of luck to you Danie and wishing you great success.
On Sunday June 5th, a distinguished gathering took place at the Church of Notre Dame duRosaire in Port-a-Piment, to celebrate three important events in the life of the community.
The Graduation of the students of Cred’ENI (Centre de Recherche en Education pour le Developpement Ecole Normale d’Instituteurs)
The Graduation of the class of 9eme Annee Fondamentale of the College Stella Maris
The “Prix d’Excellence Eric Belfort” Awards by Konbit Pou Potapiman (KPP). These awards are presented to the best performing students of the commune, by recommendation of the school administrators.
An assembly comprised of students, school directors, teachers, graduates, parents, clergy, friends and guests filled the church to capacity to first help celebrate the traditional mass. The participation of the “Chorale Vertus Dei” and the Chidrens’ Mimes ensured a grandiose ceremony and a most memorable time by all.
At the end of the mass, the Parish Pastor introduced Mrs. Paule Edeline Orcel, KPP Board member in charge of the Award presentation. Mr. Jean Marc Auguste and Mr. EliovilJean–Baptiste, also KPP members, accompanied Mrs Orcel to the podium.
Seven students, from four schools of the commune received the awards, while accompanied by their parents. They were presented with a Certificate as well as with a Cash envelope, to help defray the cost of higher education.
The 2016 recipients of the PRIX d‘EXCELLENCE ERIC BELFORT are:
Some of the award recipients and their parents took to the podium to express their gratitude to KPP and to the sponsors of the program, as did the Director of the College Stella Maris.
Konbit Pou Potapiman is proud to continue this tradition of rewarding academic excellence, and in turn, thanks its supporters, particularly the family of the late Eric Belfort for providing the funds for this activity. Thank you all.
The 2016 local Interschool soccer Championship known as TiKAN was held throughout the month of May at the EFA school in Port-a-Piment. The final was played on Sunday May 29th between the Lycée of Port-a-Piment and the EFA (Ecole Fondamentale d’Application). Same as last year, the Lycée of Port-a-Piment won by the score of 1-0. The winning goal was scored by CloselJean-Baptiste .
The championship was organized by the local association NOSH and sponsored by Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc (KPP) There were 6 participating schools: EFA, Lycée de Port-a-Piment, Ecole Baptiste, Ecole Nationale de Labeyi, Ecole Mixte Tabernacle and Ecole Nationale de Figuiers.
The NOSH TiKAN tournament is becoming one of the most attended activities in the town. This sport program allows the kids the opportunity to engage in a healthy activity that boots confidence and enhances competiveness. Please help us keep this program alive by visiting our internet site often and making a donation.
We congratulate NOSH for its leadership in organizing the tournament. Congratulations to Carl Edouard of the Ecole Baptiste, the best scorer of the tournament.
The residents of Dupin and Pinette are the first beneficiaries of the KPP Animal Breeding Project. 20 families are already owner beneficiaries of goats and sheep. KPP monitors and the veterinary expert continue to provide the guidance and training necessary to ensure the success of the project.
Simultaneously with these activities, KPP started to implement a reforestation program in the two targeted villages, using the same beneficiaries to facilitate motivation.
On May 19th, 2016,the beneficiaries in Dupin received 5 seedlings each, which must be planted and protected. The seedling of choice was the Cashew Nut Apple Tree (Pòm Kajou).
KPP intends to provide more seedlings when ready for planting, to the beneficiaries of Pinette in the days ahead.
Our Mission is to help develop the municipality of Port-à-Piment, a small town in Southwest Haiti.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc promotes Civic, Social, Educational and Health programs that benefit the community
Your support makes a difference in our community.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc. supports programs that help improve the health of the community. We channel donated Medical supplies and Equipment to the local hospital. The annual Health Fair provides Medical Care , Education and free Medicines to the sick and underprivileged.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc. promotes the value of Education through our Sponsorship program, Academic Awards and a Two Week Summer Camp.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc. participates in programs that build the infrastructure of the county.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc. promotes Leadership of our Youth.We organize and conduct meetings, discussions to address the issues affecting the county and to seek solutions.
We promote sports to develop skills and enhance communication.
Your support makes a difference in our community.
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18421 NW 12th Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
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Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt not for profit organization.
The Annual General Meeting of Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc was held on May 1st, 2016 at the KPP headquarters in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The KPP members re-elected the organization’s 7 member Board of Directors. In doing so, the KPP members signaled support for the work that has been done. We thank each and everyone of you who participated in the process. We extend our thanks and sincere appreciation to the Board of Directors for their outstanding services. The re-elected directors are:
President- Frantz J Jean (returning)
VP/Treasurer- Carolle Paul (returning)
Secretary- Geto Dumesle (returning)
Director- Serge Bellegarde (returning)
Director- Gerald Sidney (returning)
Director- Claudel Moise (returning)
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc depends heavily on its volunteer leaders who are so giving of their time and so deeply committed to advancing our organization.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc is a 501-c-3 not for profit organization whose mission is to engage in charitable activities beneficial to the county of Port-Piment , Haiti.Contributions or donations made to Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc are fully tax deductible as permitted by the law