Forging Futures Student Profile


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Ms. Bijou Marie Chantal was 17 when I knew her. She graduated proudly from our school in Jeanjean, Haiti and matriculated successfully through the Lycee (High School) in Leogane.

Don’t you bring me no bad news!

COVID-19 in Haiti

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COVID-19 has climbed onto the island… Not surprisingly, there are no accurate figures available as to the extent and gravity of the COVID spread, but we can reasonably assume it will be grave.


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In the theology of Judaism, it is written: “You may not be allowed to perfect the work, but neither are you permitted to neglect it” (Pirkei Avot 2:16 – Sefaria). When tasks seemed to overwhelm me, my mother could be …

How does Forging Futures operate?

Trust and Verify

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What happens to the money that I give Forging Futures and does the money get to where it is supposed to go in one piece?  “At the end of the day we are accountable principally to ourselves but to others as …

Meet Lindsay Stewart

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Lindsay Stewart, Forging Futures Board member, shares her story of how she became connected with Haiti and why she supports the work of Forging Futures.

A Stumble Can Move You Forward

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I was sitting in my parish church on Sunday, January 12, 2020. I was listening to the congregation and choir sing a setting of Psalm 29. As I listened to the wording of the Psalm, it rather shocked me to know that the Psalmist was describing an Earthquake on the very anniversary of the devasting destruction that killed over 300,000 Haitians within 35 seconds.

Ten Years Later…

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Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010—leveling parts of Port-au-Prince, Léogâne (the epicenter), and the surrounding areas, and leading to thousands of deaths. Author Edwidge Danticat (who spent most of his …