This is Haiti!

Gelee Beach Gelee Beach is the longest and most romantic stretch of sand in Haiti, with fishing boats bobbing on the horizon and the sweet smell of coconuts in the air. A number of excellent seafood restaurants offer daily deals nearby, and during August the place is packed with enthusiastic dancers and musicians for the Fete... Continue Reading →


Dear Qui Talks: How do I stay content everyday?

Dear Qui Talks, Someone recently asked me "how do I stay on a high from life everyday?" Answer: "Just be present and grateful everyday!" Doesn't make sense? Well read on... First, I want to explain the difference between happy and joy. Happiness is on the outer layer. It can be easily taken away by either... Continue Reading →

This is Haiti!

A student balances on stones as she crosses sewage water on her way to class in Cite Soleil on Nov. 21.   — Dieu Nalio Chery / AP

This is Haiti!

A girl walks through the Lycée Alexandre Pétion in Haiti’s capital. The city’s oldest high school was almost destroyed in the earthquake. All photographs: Corentin Fohlen/Divergence

Dear Qui Talks: They Say Life is Short.

Dear Qui Talks, They say life is short so start living now. There are many factors to life being short. One of the main factors is life unexpected surprises (death, pregnancy, sickness.) Another main factor is that we do not start living life until a late age, so we complain about life being short. Life... Continue Reading →

This is Haiti!

In this factory in Port-au-Prince, workers are making the first wholly Haitian digital tablet. Manufacturer Sûrtab is one of the few companies to fully exploit the skills and motivation of local workers, and salaries here are three times higher than normal. Demand for the tablet is rising, especially from African countries.

This is Haiti!

The Catts Pressoir high school is one of Haiti’s most prestigious private schools, and last year headteacher Guy Etienne was named one of 10 finalists in the global teacher prize, considered the Nobel prize of teaching.

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