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Friends of Matènwa

P.O. Box 494, Lincoln, MA 01773

Tel: 617-543-8844

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April 3, 2018

Our mission to increase the number of Creole/English bilingual Mother Tongue Books has expanded into the world of board books for our youngest students! We partnered with Star Bright Books, a small publisher of bilingual board books, to translate 5 more of their books...

August 8, 2017

Behind the scenes. See how Beat Making Lab brought a team of talent, including and Michel Brun, to Matènwa to make music with some of the Matènwa high schoolers and our in house rapper Strong G. They created the music video Danse Konsa.

January 12, 2017

Our preschool through first graders hadn't been born yet on Jan 12, 2010. At our all school meeting today, we realized that half the students had no recollection of how the earth shook in Matènwa that day nor how frightened the teachers and students were as aftershocks...

October 27, 2016

 The Matènwa Community School is using your donations to turn the hurricane disaster into an opportunity to show our neighbors how to use the ever mounting trash of plastic bottles to rebuild  their walls. This technique is successfully being used in many countries as...

October 16, 2016

Mèsiyis is a bit beside himself after the hurricane. Quietly distressed, he starts talking about himself in third person. As an elderly man, there is no work for him to acquire the money it would take to buy some cement to add to his mix of limestone and rocks. 

I know...

October 12, 2016

The neighbors around the Matènwa Community School do not have much. And now they have even less. The nation that liberated themselves from slavery, this great black nation, continues to suffer because of the history of greed and colonization. Did you know that Haiti ha...

October 11, 2016

I am proud to share that LKM opened its doors today,, giving their students a sense of normalcy today. They also had a meeting with several of the other school directors from our 40 school network on Lagonav. Already our partners at Beyond Borders have started to fund...

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