Highlights December 2013

Newsletter issue: 
December 2013
News item date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Results Are In:  The Haitian Project (THP) and its Louverture Cleary School (LCS) are proud to have had another year of success with the Baccalaureate (Haiti’s national exam).  LCS’s cumulative Bacc I and Bacc II pass rate is four times higher than the national rate.  Thanks to the hard work of LCS’s 2013 graduates, LCS’s historical pass rate remains over 98%.  LCS Principal, Marjorie Mombrun, commented, “I am proud of the students who passed.  However, I am not completely satisfied.  I would like to see 100%.  I know that this year’s Philo (senior plus one) class can do it.”

Recognizing the Value of Education:  The Haitian Project (THP) co-hosted an evening gala with Brown University’s Alpert Medical School on October 12th.  Over 150 people convened in Providence for the event which concluded Alpert’s annual Pediatric Global Health Conference.  Proceeds from the event supported THP and Hôpital St. Damien, a pediatric hospital in Haiti.  THP presented the Cleary award to Dr. Ed Wing, former Dean of Alpert, for his role in establishing the Brown-Haiti Medical Exchange – which has provided professional development opportunities for Louverture Cleary School (LCS) graduates, including Dr. Théony Deshommes who spoke at the event. 

Continuing on a Theme:  Dr. Théony Deshommes (LCS ‘03) spent four weeks at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School in October, courtesy of the Brown-Haiti Medical Exchange.  During Deshommes’ stay in Providence, he participated in rounds at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and other Providence-area hospitals.  The Exchange has provided excellent professional development opportunities for LCS graduates who have completed their medical training in Haiti.  Two years ago, Nelly Drouinaud (LCS ’05) participated in the exchange program.  In 2011, (then Alpert student) Dr. Nick Carter served as a THP Volunteer while serving his residency at Hôpital St. Damien, a pediatric hospital near LCS.