Lemuel has a new website and a new platform for the blog! We have secretly been working on it for months with the help of some very talented and dedicated friends. We hope that the new layout will provide an engaging platform for you to learn more about Lemuel, keep up with news on the…

“If there was something in the gardens–even just some sweet potato or root vegetables or beans that people could eat–then everyone would just say, ‘Forget rice!’” This is what Mme Celisa said today after returning from market. Monday is market day. For months, food prices have been steadily and rapidly rising due to an alarming…

Above: Newly painted Kin 3 classroom. Things are still on edge and uncertain in the country, but school is back in session–at least where the situation allows it. Thanks to the teamwork and determination of yesterday (see yesterday’s post), the students in Lemuel’s school returned to class today to find their classrooms newly painted!

Cover photo above: School secretary Esther and DDL staff member Rolmy tape around the door of the 2nd grade classroom. Peyi nou ap konfwonte yon moman ki tre difisil, men nou pa oblije reziye nou pou nou chita! Jodi a, staf Devlopman ak staf lèkòl la mete tèt ansanm pou yo pentire saldeklas yo nan…

For Valentine’s Day, the teachers made Thank You cards and cookies to distribute to the rest of the staff! They went to all the other departments and expressed their appreciation for the staff members and the work they do. At the end of the day, Director of Development Williamso sent the following message to the…

(English follows) Pa gen lèkòl pou moman an, men nou pa oblije chita ap tann! Ann pran tan sa ak resous ki nan men nou pou nou fòme tèt nou e byen prepare pou retou timoun yo. Lè lèkòl ouvri ankò, n’ap bay timoun yo yon pi bon fòmasyon toujou! Pran kouraj! There is no…

It was a stressful weekend as we evaluated and made decisions based on the erupting and unpredictable political tensions in our country. We postponed a group due to arrive today for a visit. And we were not at all sure about Gigi, Pastor Beerley, and Jane making it to Port-au-Prince for their flight home today….

Every school day, our wonderful cafeteria crew prepares a hot meal for the school kids and staff. It’s a lot of hard work shopping in the market, lifting heavy pots, cooking in the heat, and washing piles of dirty dishes, but they are a cheery group, always ready to greet visitors to their kitchen with…

Today, Lemuel co-founder Gigi Muchmore showed the kindergarten teachers how to make a good batch of playdough. Every Tuesday, Judy prepares some kind of training for the kindergarten ladies. These girls are motivated, hard-working, kind-hearted, and always eager to learn new things they can apply in the classroom. Even more, they are a great group…

Nou kapab rebwaze kominote nou! (We can reforest our community!) Learning to value and care for trees is part of our curriculum! Every Friday, the kids in Lemuel’s school work together with their teachers to water the trees in the school yard. These students and the young trees will grow together!

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