Children Born Into Poverty Are Unlucky — But Is There A Solution?

A toddler sleeping on her mother's shoulder

There’s no question about it, poverty is a terrible thing and most of its victims are totally helpless. They’re born into it, and the cycle continues due to variables that are outside of their control. That’s why there are countless charities dedicated to its eradication, and many wealthy nations have donated billions toward the cause. […]

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Haiti: Then & Now. Where Exactly Is L’Ecole Dinaus Mixed?

A man playing a saxophone in a parade in Haiti

The history of Haiti is one of the most inspiring and interesting of any country — yet it’s one most of have never heard. The Haitian Revolution of 1791 is an incredible story that changed the course of history. They went from a slave state to an independent nation due to the drive and ambition […]

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Silhouette of a woman in front of a background of red neon instruments

My adult life has been shaped by the love of two things the arts and economics. My love for the arts really comes from my parents. My mother was a singer, dancer and actress before she met my father. After, she always worked in business with him, but from being young I remember my mom […]

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Preparing For The Infrastructure Of The Future

Two bridges over a river crossing each other

It is said that education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. As we approach the busiest part of hurricane season, I am reminded of last year’s hurricanes and how devastating they were to the Atlantic Coast, The Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. According to The […]

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Can You Take The Heat?

A classroom of Haitian students with backpacks on

As summer here in Indiana approaches, I find myself already complaining about the heat. I am not a summer person . . . I absolutely loathe being hot. When it is hot and humid, I don’t feel like doing ANYTHING. All I want to do in curl up in my air conditioned home and nap. […]

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Putting Children Back Together

A group photo of the students of L'Ecole Dinaus Mixed in Haiti

The children whom Lumiere De Education Foundation aims to nourish through education do not need extraordinary or exceptionally gifted people. All they seek is laid-down people who see them, feel them, who love them, and help aid in carrying them with selfless transparency. I am reminded of a story; A man was in his study […]

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Passionate People Change The World

Portrait image of Jeff Jean, teacher at L'Ecole Dinaus Mixed

Introducing Jeff Jean. Jeff is one of our newest teachers and he is passionate about sports, music, and teaching. Jeff is fluent in French and Creole. After finishing his studies, he wanted to go into medicine but did not have the opportunity. Mr. Jean previously taught second and third grades and is currently teaching third […]

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Memories From Haiti 80

A young Haitian girl smiling while reading at her desk

There was so much joy growing up as young girl in Haiti. I remember it like it was yesterday. Getting dressed in the morning, wearing uniforms, cute ones at that; the playground, pre-packed school lunches, the hard school lessons, and my favorite was singing Haiti’s national anthem. However, I was one of the fortunate Haitian […]

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Nurturing The Future

Haitian children at L'Ecole Dinaus Mixed smiling in their uniforms

Being the oldest sibling, I’ve always taken care of my younger sisters and helped my Mother with whatever she needs. You can say that I am definitely a nurturer. When I was approached by Caberbe Joseph, the Co-Founder of Lumiere De Education, and asked to join the foundation’s board of directors, I was truly honored. […]

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