Caitlin Ahern

English communication in Graz, Austria

Rebuilding Haiti, child by child

This video has so many things I love: organizations teaching children, cross-border collaboration, and – my mom, Dr. Susan Whitcomb. She founded Haitian Educational Initiatives after the 2010 earthquake. Listen carefully as she explains what HEI does and what keeps children from completing school, as she talks to the Haitian community in Connecticut! (Hint: can you guess her former profession based on how slowly and carefully she speaks?)

3 comments on “Rebuilding Haiti, child by child

  1. Brigitte Fischer
    January 23, 2013

    Very interesting and moving what your mother and her helpers did!!!
    I didn’t get the web address properly for donating …..maybe you can help me?
    By the way, you have the same smile like your mother….so cute!!

  2. caitahern
    January 24, 2013

    Thanks, Brigitte – I am so proud of her! The website is – but I believe that you can only donate through PayPal from outside the U.S. (We are not as up-to-date with Bank Transfers as Austrians are!)

    • Brigitte Fischer
      January 24, 2013

      Oh…I am so sorry to hear that…I don’like to join PayPal realy….I’ll think about another possibility.
      A try to answer your question…..I think your mom is a teacher ….at the university….. maybe language for foreigners or so?

      Bye….have a nice evening

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