News from Haiti

February 2020

  THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR After the late 2019 “peyi lok,” (country lock down), UNIF opened its doors for this semester in early December. We welcomed 82 currently enrolled students, plus 24 new students. As Haiti’s only rural institution of higher learning, the sons and daughters of Haiti’s rural families feel fortunate to have the

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We are back! … but never really left

We’re back … both uFondwa USA and University of Fondwa (UNIF) We know you did not hear much from us during the 2018-2019 academic year, but we were working hard. It was a year of stabilization, future planning and building capacity for both uFondwa USA and UNIF. uFondwa USA, established to work in solidarity with UNIF

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The Father Joseph Retreat - October 2018

Updates Coming Soon

Updates from uFondwa in Haiti Coming Soon Apologies for our lack of posting. The academic year of 2018-2019 was a year of stabilization, curriculum development, and strategic planning. Over 110 students attended uFondwa in the last academic year. Very soon we will update you through social media on: Status of the new academic year; Operating

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#GivingTuesday

A Heartfelt Thank You! Sending a special thank you to all our supporters! Thanksgiving is only a few days behind us and we hope you’ve enjoyed this special time to be grateful and reflect on your many wonderful blessings. We, the University of Fondwa in Haiti, have much to be grateful for this year! 9

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Back to School at uFondwa

Have you ever thought about the way that the University of Fondwa is so much more than just a school? As a university, uFondwa’s focus is unique in that it looks beyond education to the future of rural development in Haiti. Instead of being located in a major urban centre, we work alongside rural communities

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Creating a Bright Future for the Children of Haiti

Creating a Bright Future for the Children of Haiti

It has been eight years since a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing over 200,000 people and reducing homes across the country to rubble. Unfortunately, this is far from the only tragedy that has rocked the county over the decades. Haiti, a breathtakingly beautiful country, is located in the Caribbean, putting it in prime hurricane territory.

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Father Joseph & the University of Fondwa

Father Joseph & the University of Fondwa

How do you transform dreams into reality? Through hard work, passion, service, and an undying thirst for change. And you will find an abundance of all of these throughout the life of Father Joseph, the founder of uFondwa. Everything that uFondwa is, every lesson we teach, every scholarship we give out, our entire mission is

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The Importance of Veterinary Studies in Rural Haiti

The Importance of Veterinary Studies in Rural Haiti

Do you know the difference that modern veterinary science can make in countries like Haiti? In the US, when we think of veterinary medicine, we tend to think about our pets. That’s completely understandable as one of the primary roles of veterinarians here in North America is to help return our companion animals to health

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The History of Natural Disasters in Haiti

Throughout its history, Haiti has been hit by natural disaster after natural disaster. It’s location in the Caribbean puts it in prime hurricane and tropical storm territory. Over the past 30 years, weather conditions have been getting worse as the climate continues to change. Since 1998, Haiti has been hit by ten hurricanes and other

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