HAITI LIBRARY FOUNDATION

MISSION STATEMENT

The Haiti Library Foundation is an organization committed to promoting literacy and education in Haiti.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The purpose of the Haiti Library Foundation Inc, is to provide educational opportunities through developmental of library programs in Haiti. This includes:

  1. Purchase of books and other educational resources for lending and use of the citizens of a community in Haiti. The acquisition of books and educational resources begin in October 2002 and continues to this day with a large quantity of books donated to the school of St. Vincent DePaul in Plaisance, Haiti. These books are currently being utilized by the students of the school of St. Vincent DePaul and are the young adults that participate in vocational training at the school. Through a borrowing program, families of the students also have access to these resource materials. Not only are these books used during the school year but are also available for use during the summer reading program that was started in July 2003.

  2. Pursue and obtain funding for construction of a library facility. A group of committed people from Muncie, Indiana have formed plans for construction of a library for the community of Plaisance, Haiti. A grant has been written for submission and architectural plans have been developed.

  3. Construction of library facilities.

  4. Promote continuing education programs for children and adults to facilitate literacy, education, public health, women’s advancement, agriculture, etc. This may include adult literacy, health related issues of illness, prenatal classes, childbirth, parenting, information for women to form small businesses, agriculture and other areas to promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Haiti.

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Feb, 1, 2018

MUNCIE, Ind. — The Haiti Library Foundation will host its eighth annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge Feb. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

During the event, 12 teams will cook different kinds of chili and compete in various judging categories including “Best Chili” and “Outstanding Theme and Presentation.” Attendees can sample recipes from the teams and vote for their favorites.

A preview party will begin at 4 p.m. with a $10 admission, while general admission goes 5:30-7 p.m. with ticket costing $7.

Proceeds from the event will help the Haiti Library Foundation promote literacy and education in Haiti. The organization operates a library with more than 5,000 books, sponsors after-school reading programs and funds a summer reading program that includes a daily meal for each child, according to its Facebook page.

Information: Mike or Carole Clohessy, 765-744-8864, 765-744-8719 or mcclohessy@aol.com

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