Category Archives: Dream Team

Destra’s Heart

By Lesly

Assignment : Document the Heart of Destra

What your seeing here is the sea. Here you see the "la fil sel" string of salt. The work you see here is the work that our parents have supported us with since our birth. Since before GOALS came to give us a second life the sea paid for school and food, for life and work. Since GOALS has come into the community our parents continue to use the sea. Even after GOALS gave us scholarships our parents still use the sea to give travel fees and food. Since we were young this is what I have seens support.

What your seeing here is the sea. Here you see the “la fil sel” string of salt. The work you see here is the work that our parents have supported us with since our birth. Since before GOALS came to give us a second life the sea paid for school and food, for life and work. Since GOALS has come into the community our parents continue to use the sea. Even after GOALS gave us scholarships our parents still use the sea to give travel fees and food. Since we were young this is what I have seens support.

Self Portrait

By Frislande

Self Portrait- I took this photo after I came back home from school, I was really hungry before I came to GOALS. I stopped to "kou pye" to make myself some soup. Even though life is hard sometimes I like to be self sufficient

Self Portrait- I took this photo after I came back home from school, I was really hungry before I came to GOALS. I stopped to “kou pye” to make myself some soup. Even though life is hard sometimes I like to be self sufficient

Secret Smiles

by Frislande

This is my aunt's baby. My aunt got hurt during the earthquake. They thought she would die but knowing that she survived, reminds me that even from the worst beauty can sprout

This is my aunt’s baby. My aunt got hurt during the earthquake. They thought she would die but knowing that she survived, reminds me that even from the worst beauty can sprout

Whenever I stop and look at this photo I remember how important my grandmother is to me. Not everybody gets a chance to live and experience someone who has lived so long. Even though I rarely say it, I count her as a huge blessing.

Whenever I stop and look at this photo I remember how important my grandmother is to me. Not everybody gets a chance to live and experience someone who has lived so long. Even though I rarely say it, I count her as a huge blessing.

One time I left school and I was so hungry I was crying. My uncle ran behind to hit me. My uncle couldnt catch me. It always made me remember how I am in a way my own master

One time I left school and I was so hungry I was crying. My uncle ran behind to hit me. My uncle couldnt catch me. It always made me remember how I am in a way my own master

My assignment was to show what made me happy. This photo is the opposite. My cousin got home from school and was really hungry. She was explaining to me how hungry she was and I couldnt help but record the moment!

My assignment was to show what made me happy. This photo is the opposite. My cousin got home from school and was really hungry. She was explaining to me how hungry she was and I couldnt help but record the moment!

8 Windows Into My Life

By Cindy

This is a photo of my dads garden. When he was planting I helped him. Every time I look at this garden my heart is happy and I am proud because I put my effort into making it.

This is a river bed. whenever water fills it it causes many problems in our community. It breaks gardens, grabs cows, enters houses, when students are on the way to school their forced to take off their shoes before crosing,

This is a river bed. whenever water fills it it causes many problems in our community. It breaks gardens, grabs cows, enters houses, when students are on the way to school their forced to take off their shoes before crossing,

What your seeing here is a swamp. It always has a ton of water and causes a lot of issues. A lot of animals like frongs and mosquitos from it and often it smells very bad. Whenever I look at this water my heart hurts for all the problems it causes.

What your seeing here is a swamp. It always has a ton of water and causes a lot of issues. A lot of animals like frogs and mosquitoes come from it, and often it smells very bad. Whenever I look at this water my heart hurts for all the problems it causes.

These are two of goals players. Cassandra was explaining how hard they fought even though they lost. The girls lost 0-2 but I think its better for them to lose and play hard then win easily

These are two of goals players. Cassandra was explaining how hard they fought even though they lost. The girls lost 0-2 but I think its better for them to lose and play hard then win easily

This is a small team in the area that is just now starting. They made a nice field down the road and organized a tournament. They played very well and got to the finals and were the chapionships. I'm very proud to see GOALS expanding and finding success elsewhere. 
My heart was very happy for them as they won their own tournament

This is a small team in the area that is just now starting. They made a nice field down the road and organized a tournament. They played very well and got to the finals and were the champions.
I’m very proud to see GOALS expanding and finding success elsewhere.
My heart was very happy for them as they won their own tournament

This picture of an old lady is my grandmother. She was really sick and everyone though she was going to die, they were even making funeral preparations. People were crying, and they made a casket. I even started to cry because she has been so good to me and took care of me. She got better though and I was very veery very very happy. Even though she cant do everything by herself, shes better. She's my great grandmother.

This picture of an old lady is my grandmother. She was really sick and everyone though she was going to die, they were even making funeral preparations. People were crying, and they made a casket. I even started to cry because she has been so good to me and took care of me. She got better though and I was very veery very very happy. Even though she cant do everything by herself, shes better. She’s my great grandmother.

I love this dog alot.  It doesnt steal, its very nice, whenever it sees people its really happy.

I love this dog alot. It doesnt steal, its very nice, whenever it sees people its really happy.

This boat supports my family. My mom finds money for everything we need school, clothes, anything we need we have to support ourselves using this boat.

This boat supports my family. My mom finds money for everything we need school, clothes, anything we need we have to support ourselves using this boat.

 

Three Hearts One Beat

By Rosmirlande
Assignment : What is the heart of your community?

There were absolutely no local bathrooms nearby. After the earthquake a NGO helped us to create these bathrooms, after we brought this too their attention. It makes me happy to talk about the heart of our zone, our continued advancement

There were absolutely no local bathrooms nearby. After the earthquake a NGO helped us to create these bathrooms, after we brought this too their attention. It makes me happy to talk about the heart of our zone, our continued advancement

The sea near our homes is our farm, our bank, our past, and a bit of our future. It responds to our needs, helps us in our advancement, and one day when I send my child to school I'll be able to say its how our ancestors supported us.

The sea near our homes is our farm, our bank, our past, and a bit of our future. It responds to our needs, helps us in our advancement, and one day when I send my child to school I’ll be able to say its how our ancestors supported us.

My home community represnts the heart of the zone. This was the first well made near our house. I remember the day we got it we were so happy. Thank GOD, and Cae Pa, who created this oppurtunity. We were so proud and it freed me and my sisters to be able to not have to go far.

My home community represnts the heart of the zone. This was the first well made near our house. I remember the day we got it we were so happy. Thank GOD, and Cae Pa, who created this oppurtunity. We were so proud and it freed me and my sisters to be able to not have to go far.

Things I’ll Change

By Rosemirlande

 

This is a bridge that goes over a river. Theres not enough money in our zone, so the bridge breaks whenever waters come. This hurts me a lot because we are all Haitian, I would love to see a beautiful Haiti. Foreigners speak of their countries with so much honor and respect I wish I could create a new beautiful Haiti that the next generation could be proud of as well.

This is a bridge that goes over a river. Theres not enough money in our zone, so the bridge breaks whenever waters come. This hurts me a lot because we are all Haitian, I would love to see a beautiful Haiti. Foreigners speak of their countries with so much honor and respect I wish I could create a new beautiful Haiti that the next generation could be proud of as well.

In my community there isnt a special place to use the bathroom. Sometimes people just find a place to go to the bathroom. I wish everyone would have a latrine at home or even a bathroom for the commiunity. I believe theres a lot of diseases like Cholera that could be spread because of practices like this. If every one had a latrine

In my community there isnt a special place to use the bathroom. Sometimes people just find a place to go to the bathroom. I wish everyone would have a latrine at home or even a bathroom for the commiunity. I believe theres a lot of diseases like Cholera that could be spread because of practices like this. If every one had a latrine

It's not always easy to raise a child in Haiti, particularily when a parent doesn't have economic means to have a child. Its like a baby has made a baby. This photo makes my heart a bit tight because of the age the child has had the baby. Its not the right time for someone to have a a baby if they should be in school

It’s not always easy to raise a child in Haiti, particularily when a parent doesn’t have economic means to have a child. Its like a baby has made a baby. This photo makes my heart a bit tight because of the age the child has had the baby. Its not the right time for someone to have a a baby if they should be in school

Foundations

By Lesly

 

This tree is hella useful. Whenever I come home from school and I am hot I sit under this tree to study my lessons. For me when I'm sitting under a tree, with a nice wind in my face, breathing good air, and bettering myself I am most at peace.

This tree is hella useful. Whenever I come home from school and I am hot I sit under this tree to study my lessons. For me when I’m sitting under a tree, with a nice wind in my face, breathing good air, and bettering myself I am most at peace.

While taking this photo I was both pleased and sad. I was happy because you see here someone working to help his family. Where you see him standing if he falls he will get extremely hurt. I took this photo to speak of how Haitians build a house and how difficult it can be at times to build a house in Haiti.

While taking this photo I was both pleased and sad. I was happy because you see here someone working to help his family. Where you see him standing if he falls he will get extremely hurt. I took this photo to speak of how Haitians build a house and how difficult it can be at times to build a house in Haiti.

These three girls you see here are three ladies in GOALS. These are three good friends through GOALS. You see them here eating together, which pleases me a lot. Its not always easy to find three friends, eating together. Thanks to GOALS not only do they have love and respect one for each other, they put there heads together to eat and everything they do they do collectively.

These three girls you see here are three ladies in GOALS. These are three good friends through GOALS. You see them here eating together, which pleases me a lot. Its not always easy to find three friends, eating together. Thanks to GOALS not only do they have love and respect one for each other, they put there heads together to eat and everything they do they do collectively.

My Future Is School

Before the test one of my teachers was answering a question a student had asked. After he explained it I went to the board to work on it myself. The opportunity for a scholarship pushes me each day to try harder!

Before the test one of my teachers was answering a question a student had asked. After he explained it I went to the board to work on it myself. The opportunity for a scholarship pushes me each day to try harder!

I took this photo while I was taking my test. It was really hard and I was calculating what I needed to do to pass the test. I thought long and hard on this exam to ensure that I could pass and reach the level needed to get my schoalrship

I took this photo while I was taking my test. It was really hard and I was calculating what I needed to do to pass the test. I thought long and hard on this exam to ensure that I could pass and reach the level needed to get my scholarship

The math test I had to take was very hard. I knew that many formulas would be on the exam. To be worthy of the scholarship I have to work extremely hard.

The math test I had to take was very hard. I knew that many formulas would be on the exam. To be worthy of the scholarship I have to work extremely hard.

Goals In The Community

By Rosmirlande

This photo represents. GOALS. You see a whole lot of different recyclable goods. GOALS has showed us what's trash, what's compost, and what's recycling. It has taught me and mine how we can reuse these materials to help our community and how to make these things reusable for our community.

This photo represents. GOALS. You see a whole lot of different recyclable goods. GOALS has showed us what’s trash, what’s compost, and what’s recycling. It has taught me and mine how we can reuse these materials to help our community and how to make these things reusable for our community.

There are many kids in the community who didnt even know how to play soccer. Goals has taught kids how to kick, shooot, pass, score, control the ball but most importantly how to love and support each other.

There are many kids in the community who didnt even know how to play soccer. Goals has taught kids how to kick, shooot, pass, score, control the ball but most importantly how to love and support each other.

This second photo is where GOALS showed s how to have our own communityu garden. Goals taught us how to care of the plants, how to make our community beautiful, and how to take care of our environment. Everytime Isee my personal plants it reminds me of how GOALS has taught me to grow plants and how it has helped me grow myself

This second photo is where GOALS showed s how to have our own communityu garden. Goals taught us how to care of the plants, how to make our community beautiful, and how to take care of our environment. Everytime Isee my personal plants it reminds me of how GOALS has taught me to grow plants and how it has helped me grow myself

One Year On The Things that make me smile

By Cassandra Cirus

Assignment : Show me what makes you smile.

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Some of our local kids were getting off the moto from school. Kids represent the future of our community. They will be our leaders, as doctors, nurses, police, lawyers, secretaries, anything the zone needs. School gives you a future.

This is the girls team that went to play on Sunday to play against another team. Sadly they lost, but even so they played their hardest because the team they were playing is a very strong side that travels.

This is the girls team that went to play on Sunday against another team. Sadly they lost, but even so they played their hardest. The team they were playing is a very strong side that travels.

Before the match they were streching out to get ready and be hard as they got on the field.

Before the match they were streching out to get ready and be serious as they get on the field.

In this moment I felt very hot inside so I came out to th ebeach and sat on canoe to feel the winds and be at ease. Its hard for you to find anyone in our zone without a canoe. Sometimes we call them Taxi la Mer but you could call it the taxi to life as it provides all of our economic strength. A long time ago some people would organize to take a boat with a ton of food and things to try to reach another country. I hope we get to the point where people dont need to try this and can find life worth living here

In this moment I felt very hot inside so I came out to the beach and sat on canoe to feel the winds and be relax. Its hard for you to find anyone in our zone without a canoe. Sometimes we call them Taxi la Mer but you could call it the taxi to life as it provides all of our economic strength. A long time ago some people would organize to take a boat with a ton of food and things to try to reach another country. I hope we get to the point where people dont need to try this and can find life worth living here

Here you see us as we first cleaned up the beach. AFter they cleaned up the beach two dream team members Guetrson and Guirland planting plants to hold our soil strong

Here you see us as we first cleaned up the beach. AFter they cleaned up the beach two dream team members Guetrson and Guirland planting plants to hold our soil strong

Here you see us as we first cleaned up the beach. AFter they cleaned up the beach two dream team members Guetrson and Guirland planting plants to hold our soil strong

Here you see us as we first cleaned up the beach. After they cleaned up the beach two dream team members Guetrson and Guirland planting plants to hold our soil strong