The KPP 2016 Annual Gala

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 Spencer Lubin among others.

 

News update- Schools reopen in Port-a-Piment

11/24/2016.– Hurricane Matthew had not spared  the schools in Port-a-Piment. All the schools have been severely damaged with the exception of the “Lycée de Port-a-Piment” which is still being used as a shelter.

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The schools were not equipped to reopen on November 7th as proposed by the Board of Education. All basic materials had been destroyed or were missing. Upon learning of the problems, KPP took some action by contacting the schools’ directors and obtaining an inventory of needed materials; KPP hired 15 workers to clean up the “Ecole Notre Dame du Rosaire” of the debris left by Hurricane Matthew .

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KPP also ordered blackboards, desks and student desks for all the schools including the “Ecole Mixte de Jabouin”.

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As of today, 6 out of the 8 schools have reopened their doors and most students are now able to attend classes.

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KPP thanks all of its contributors for their generosity and support. Your donations are making a difference in the commune of Port-a-Piment.