LETTERA DI PASCAL SALOMON 06/03/2018
At Ambrit Rome International where I work as a teacher and counselor we
dedicate three moments throughout the year to La Maison des Petits de Diquini.
It is part of our school culture and ethos to involve our community in supporting
children in their education and well being. Ambrit supports children abroad not
only in Haiti but also in Shillong India. Our community is also involved locally
helping refugees at the Nafuma refugee Center, the St Egidio community and
participates actively with Komen for the Race for the Cure. In addition, whenever
someone brings a project or a special need comes to our attention we are always
ready to give a hand.
The Heart is the symbol of love and caring and at the core of our Hearts for Haiti
initiative that involves all our students. We begin with a busy one full day of
cookie decorating; where each class signs a half our slot to decorate the heart
shaped cookies they bake at home. The fantastic creations are then sold at our
bake sale days that last two days in order to allow all classes to come and shop.
The success of the bake sale is due to the sale of the cookies and other donations
of baked goods such as brownies as well as pop corn and some other snacks for
every palet. Since it is a moment of love and caring additional items such as littlte
stuffed animals and other items add spice and glamour to our sales. Even the
decorations involve all our students; this year ach student in grades 1-8 drew a
heart and each card was joined to make a beautiful mural.
Over the years Haiti has become a familiar place for our Ambrit students who
learn about our projects through their teachers and have had the chance to see
pictures ,videos and recently heard the voices of the children of la maison des
petits de diquini. Our projects are a moment of joy and connection that leaves
every one with a long lasting smile.