February 11 & 12
The day has finally come! We are off to Haiti! After waiting and planning for months, our team was quite excited to begin our travels. For us chaperones, Dave and Daniella, it is our second time visiting Haiti, but it's the first time for six dedicated, adventurous CCS Grade 12 students.
As we fly we admire the changing landscapes; everything from snow covered rocky mountains to the bright blue Caribbean ocean!
The drive was a unique experience to say the least! The crowded streets were filled with a chaotic jumble of tap-taps, motorbikes, school children, vendors and pedestrians. Colourful, hand painted buildings nestled between shacks and shanties. Vendors lined the streets waving their products, trying to sell their wares.
Many people seemed unhappy. We learned that countless people flock to the capital city looking for opportunities and employment, only to find none.