In Ayiti, we are a people defined by liberation. Collective action is in the fabric of who we are as Haitians, and all successes in our nation's history are rooted in collective action.
It is no different today. Starting on February 7th of this month, widespread protests in Ayiti lasted for 10 days. The protests were not spontaneous, nor triggered by recent events. The protests aimed to call attention to an ever-evolving economic crisis (including over 15% inflation in past months) and systemic corruption. The feeling among ordinary women & men in Ayiti that they cannot get ahead, they cannot survive economically, they are without agency in a system controlled by others — this feeling, this historical legacy, this truth is rooted deep. At APA, we are very aware of the disruption and fear of those 10 days, with potential protests and lingering impact on the nation's stability still to come. We are grateful that all members of the APA team & family, including our local partners, remained safe during the protests.
Yet we know that true change can come with collective action and shared vision. At APA, we stand tall as Haitians, in solidarity and in full dignity despite political and economic adversity. Schools have been closed for almost two weeks, and our teacher-leaders are eager to return to classrooms across our 65 partner schools to support students through another challenging time in their communities. The classroom is a microcosm of the society we seek, and our teacher-leaders are the civic leaders our nation needs. The civic leaders who will ignite the love, hope & justice needed so all Haitians receive the excellence they deserve.
Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for believing that solutions and opportunities for transformation exist, despite currently difficult circumstances. It is what Ayiti has always done, and the APA movement will continue to equip citizens who contribute to making Ayiti mighty once again. The time is now.
Now Recruiting 2019 Cohort!
We've launched recruitment for the 2019 cohort, the next world-class cohort of teacher-leaders in Ayiti. Candidates have been reaching out to Anseye Pou Ayiti to join our movement. We appreciate your help to ensure we find this next generation of Haitian civic leaders, trailblazers, and changemakers. Click here for the online application (available in Kreyòl & French). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or 509-4895-4508) for hard-copy materials or with any questions. Application deadline is March 29th.
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Broken by Design: Op-Ed by our CEO
Grateful to BRIGHT Magazine for publishing this op-ed by our CEO about the intersection of equity, education & liberation in Ayiti. Encouraging all allies to read & share among your networks!
Bonbon Lakay partners with APA
Excited to share our selection as partner with Bonbon Lakay, a company delivering Haitian sweets & treats directly to your door! Featured products sourced from Haitian brands and family-owned Haitian bakeries, with a portion of profits going directly to APA. Enjoy & support APA all at once!