June 29, 2020

Matènwa musicians are putting their creativity to good use.

Our fifth grader Djoudnie sounds so good as she urges everyone to Stay Home. MCLC students understand the power of their voices and advocate for preventative practices as Corona spreads across Haiti. 

 If y...

June 24, 2020

MCLC's staff is at it again!  Check out another tune Aba Kowona (Get Rid of Corona) by Vagens.

Calling out to communities across La Gonave, this catchy number focuses on containing the virus. Vagens' song calls out all the preventative methods, like washing ha...

June 23, 2020

MCLC's Director of Communications, Makanacky Magloire, who goes by the stage name Strong G, released a new single. In the catchy Lave Men Nou, Strong G urges his listeners to wash their hands, stay home whenever possible, and wear masks outside of the home. The song di...

June 7, 2020

As our present pushes forward in difficult and uncertain ways, survival holds a multi-layered definition that is unique for each of us. Self-preservation is not only in mask-wearing and hand-washing, but also in finding our center and remaining hopeful amidst the chaos...

May 10, 2020

Today, we honor mothers around the world for selfless dedication to nurturing, raising, and supporting without condition. 

Your commitment to the work that we do has transformed mothering in Matènwa and many of its neighboring communities.  In poverty-stricken, rural ar...

April 22, 2020

Here’s what’s happening:

The Haitian government declared victory over the Coronavirus and reopened factories. This will be a disaster. COVID-19 has yet to hit with full force in the Caribbean, and it is expected to intensify in the next few weeks. This is not the time t...

December 31, 2019

                     Zaza and her youngest son Kwa enjoying soup joumou in Matènwa.

For Haitians in Haiti and abroad, January 1st is about more than ringing in the New Year. It's a celebration of their country's independ...

August 9, 2019

The Matènwa Community Learning Center Summer Camp has just ended! It was one of our most successful programs ever! How so? We will let Jemima Douyon do the talking. Jemima is a Haitian-American and was a teaching fellow at the New York City Department of Education from...

August 1, 2019

Atis Fanm Matènwa, or Women Artist Matènwa, is a longstanding Women’s Haitian Arts collective in the Matènwa community in La Gonave. Women from the Matènwa community create and customize beadwork, embroidery, painted silk scarves and other Haitian art by hand. Some of...

July 19, 2019

Climate change is happening NOW and negatively affecting our planet! Many organizations are engaging in recycling programs, for example, Converse, 4Ocean, and, of course, MCLC. 

Converse is apparently instituting a new “Converse Renew” recycling option for all of its pr...

Please reload

Featured Posts

PSA: Stay Home!

June 29, 2020

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts

June 29, 2020

June 24, 2020

June 23, 2020

June 7, 2020

May 10, 2020

July 19, 2019

Please reload

Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Please reload

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

© 2015 Friends of Matènwa.