Konbit Pou Potapiman highly values student engagement and academic excellence . The key objectives of the end of the year awards are to promote academic excellence and to provide formal recognition of student stellar performance during the school year.
The 2016- 2017 school year is recognized as a very special one. It is the year when all the local schools were seriously damaged by Hurricane Matthew. In spite of the great difficulties, the award nominees showed resilience, determination and discipline so as to obtain the highest scores in their respective schools.
On Sunday July 2nd , Konbit Pou Potapiman, presented the “” Prix d’Excellence Eric Belfort” to 7 students of the commune of Port-a-Piment . On the occasion, a special mass was celebrated at the “Salle Paroissiale” of the Notre Dame du Rosaire Church. A large crowd was in attendance among which were school directors , teachers , students from various schools, parents and guests.
In her presentation, Mrs. Paule Edeline Orcel, the KPP representative, took the opportunity to thank those present and specially the parents for their courage and efforts. She also thanked the Eric Belfort family who consistently during the past 4 years has supported KPP in its efforts to promote the value of education,
The recipients of the Prix d’Excellence Eric Belfort are as follows.:
Name School Grade
Magda Blanc College Stella Maris 9ieme Année Fondamentale
Louis Roobens College Stella Maris 9ième Année Fondamentale
12-07-16 .- Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored and participated in the KPP Hurricane Relief Fundraising Gala which took place on Saturday December 3rd 2016 at The Grand Palms Hotel resort in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The event was by all accounts a success.
This year, this special event was in fact a gathering of many concerned friends of Haiti who came in a show of support to our beloved Port-a-Piment and the KPP humanitarian activities.
Carolle Paul, Vice-President /Treasurer of KPP opened the evening by greeting the guests, and presenting the Board members. She then introduced the president of KPP, Mr Frantz J Jean.
Frantz also known as Milou thanked the numerous guests for their presence and acknowledged those ” who have been instrumental in making the evening a very special one”: Carolle Paul, Yves and Rasheda Sidney, Geto Dumesle, Jean Maceres Romulus, Shirly Auguste, Jean Marie Florestal, and of course his dear wife Nicole
From the start, Frantz told the audience that his message would focus on what KPP has done since the day Hurricane Matthew struck our motherland, more specifically the commune of Port-a-Piment. He gave a detailed account of KPP’s many accomplishments in the domains of Sanitation, Health, Education and Food security. Throughout his speech, pictures were displayed showing the realizations of KPP: street clearing activities, making potable water available, cleaning of schools, delivery of school supplies, transportation of donated medical supplies and land revitalization activities.
Frantz also noted the contributions of so many who responded positively to KPP‘s appeal. He announced that through different venues, KPP has collected over $20.000 for its hurricane relief activities.. He thanked each and every one for their generosity and trust.
At dinner time, two talented sons of Port-a-Piment, Jean Maceres Romulus and Levelt Vital, put on a great show of beautiful songs to the delight of the attendees. Thank You Maso! Thank you Levelt!
The music was upbeat as Herold the One man band got everyone to hit the dance floor till midnight. It was a wonderful evening.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc thanks all of those who were in attendance. We appreciate all the support we received from the portapimentais and friends to make this event a remarkable success.
Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc also thanks the following individuals and companies who contributed exceptionally to its accomplishments this year: JRG Copa LLC of Hollywood, Unitransfer, Haitian American Psychiatric Association, Primevere Club, Mr Jacques Etienne, Mrs. Danick Aarestrup Verret, Dr Ernst J Joseph, Dr Serge St Gerard, Dr SpencerLubin among others.