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Busy Week for IHAD’s Hinche Scholars Project

August 10, 2010

Our IHAD Richmond Hinche Scholars team is at last back from a whirlwind five-day trip to Haiti. (Follow this link for photos)

This sign epitomizes the determined work ethic of the Hinche Scholars. Located right outside of the local high school in Hinche, the translation of this message is simply - "Work + Discipline = Succes!"

This sign epitomizes the determined work ethic of the Hinche Scholars. Located right outside of the local high school in Hinche, the translation of this message is simply – “Work + Discipline = Success!”

Each day we went from 5am until well past midnight – non-stop talking, visiting, and truly “getting to know” the scholarship students. We can assure you that they are a truly remarkable group of youth, whose dedication, intelligence, and hard-work ethic will carry them far. During the course of our visit, they showed us the utmost hospitality – offering us their beds while they slept outside on floor with nothing but straw mattresses.

As you can imagine, the “to-do” list is a bit overwhelming at present, with the backlog of  meetings, e-mails, and phone calls. However, we plan on resuming regular, bi-weekly posting with updates on the project. Check back frequently and share our site with everyone you know. Don’t forget to take a look at our sister website – www.ihaveadreamrichmond.org, where you’ll find a PayPal easy-donation link, as well as more details on the program.

The message below was passed along to me by Laurie Follmer who has organized a musical theater camp/benefit concert on behalf of our Hinche Scholars fund. Be sure to spread the message and try to come out this weekend for a great show – all proceeds help our students! Also, tune in to “Virginia This Morning” on Channel 6 at 9 am on Friday, August 13 for a live “meet and greet” of the IHAD team.

ON STAGE FOR HAITI

AUGUST 13 7:30 pm

AUGUST 14 2:00 pm

ADULTS:  $8     KIDS (12&UNDER)  $5

Tickets available at the door

All Proceeds benefit Haitian victims of the Earthquake

MAGGIE WALKER GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL

1000 N. LOMBARDY ST. Richmond, VA 23220

You can hear about the camp and performance in an interview with NPR’s John Ogle by visiting this link: 

http://ideastations.org/radio/archive/2010-08-06-theater-camp-benefits-haiti-scholars

Thank you friends!  Please pass this message along to anyone who loves theatre and wants to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti !

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