Haiti Connection Program/ Schedule

Rise Up / More Forward

“Ansan-m ann di: Ayiti leve kanpe pou-w mache.”

“Together we can make Haiti rise up and move forward”

The Rt. Rev.Jean Zache Duracin, Bishop of Haiti

April 6-8, 2016

Wednesday, April 6

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                 Tour of the Downtown Diocesan Institutions: Holy Trinity Cathedral; Haiti Episcopal University, the Diocesan Seminary; St. Vincent’s Centre for Handicapped Children; National Museum. Lunch served by the women of the Diocese at Holy Trinity Cathedral

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                 Registration & Display Areas Open

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                 Reception at Montana – Music from Holy Trinity Music School

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Banquet with Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jay Threadgill

Special music including the Bell Choir from St. Vincent’s


Thursday, April 7

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                                 Breakfast in Hotel Dining Room

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                                Opening Devotion

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Haiti Rising

The Rt. Rev. Jean Zache Duracin


9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. An American Perspective

The Rev. Roger Bowen


9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                 BREAK

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon                                 Program Snapshots

Institutions/Programs report on what is new & exciting from the past year and ways to become engaged.



Health Care (presenters/topics)

Children’s Nutrition Program

Haiti Nursing School

Maison de Naissance

Hopital Ste. Croix

Team Canada Healing Hands

Occupational & Physical Therapy at FSRL

Vitamin Angels

Education (presenters/topics)

St. Vincent’s Centre for Handicapped Children

Holy Trinity Cathedral Complex (elementary, music, trade)

Haiti Episcopal University

Bishop Tharp Institute

Diocesan Seminary

Training for Teachers


Community Development (presenters/topics)

Construction in Haiti

St. Barnabas Agricultural College at Terrier Rouge

Water Projects

The Singing Rooster


12 noon – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (special music)


1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.                                 Greeting from official of the Haitian Government

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                 Successful Partnerships / Moving Toward Sustainability

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.                                BREAK

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m FOCUS GROUP SESSIONS


Special Needs Children in Haiti

Health Care in Haiti

Teacher Training

Partnership Program

Construction in Haiti

Community Development





4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. INFORMAL MEETINGS


Projects in the North

Children’s Medical Mission of Haiti

Others (as requested to be announced)


                                .                                 DINNER ON YOUR OWN

There will be a list of restaurants in the area and art galleries in your registration packet for those who want to venture out from the hotel. Taxis will be available. Make reservations at the Montana front desk. Or the Montana is serving a World Cuisine Buffet with a live band.

Friday, April 8

7:00 a.m. – 8:45a.m.                                 Breakfast in Hotel Dining Room

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                                 Opening Devotion

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Practical Matters of Doing Mission in Haiti

(Short Presentations & Panel Discussion and

Question & Answer Session)


10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.                 Closing Eucharist