Join Madrigal Chorale and Detroit Country Day School singers for an evening of pop songs to benefit the music program at Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage. Music is an invaluable source of expression and joy for the children at Have Faith Haiti thanks to...
News + Updates
Haiti, Safety and Public Opinion
Our friends at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer have announced activation of their Emergency Operations Plan after an armed group descended on their town of Desjardins, breaking into homes and kidnapping victims at will. Within hours of the attack, at least 12 people had...
News from Haiti after Saturday’s Earthquake // UPDATES
UPDATE, October 3: Siem Lafleur and his mother, Clodine, pose in front of where Clodine is now living in Edward, Haiti, after the earthquake hit on Aug. 14, 2021. Mitch Albom wrote about Siem leading relief efforts, and the emotion toil of being torn between college...
In Loving Memory of Mr. Phedre
It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of a beloved teacher at the Have Faith Haiti Mission, “Mr. Phedre.”
Michigan Colleges Alliance Presents Mitch Albom & Friends 3.0 // Update
Please note the new details for this year's fundraiser, which is moving from the Great Lakes Center for the Performing Arts to Madonna University in Livonia, MI, where some of our children currently attend or will be starting in the fall! Join us in-person if you can,...
A Young Writers’ Retreat
Esther, Shamaika, Angeline, Jimmyna, and Stephania have been spending a lot of their free time recently writing short stories and even designing pictures for each page. They asked one of their teachers, Danielle, to help them edit, and soon they formed their own...
Learning the Art of Handicraft
Two new wonderful volunteer additions at our school are teaching the joy — and the skills — of the craft maker.
Delayed Until the Fall, This Year’s Spelling Bee is As Ambitious As Ever!
Can you spell Platyhelminthes?!
This year, our annual Spelling Bee was held in September. Although it’s usually a late spring event, school director Cara Nesser wasn’t able to visit because of COVID-19 restrictions. Held just before the start of our new fall term, the spelling bee thus came with an extra challenge: the students had to remember vocabulary words from last year, and study them again.
The Teaching Goes On: A Special Message from Our School Director
In the nine years since I founded the school at the mission, we have had our challenges, but no time has been as difficult as this past spring, when we needed to close the mission to anyone from the outside due to the risk of COVID-19 infection. This included nearly my entire teaching staff.
In need of a reason to bear those pearly whites?
Mitch Albom has given us one with this awesome music video of a really popular Haitian band performing The Contours’ 1962 hit, “Do You Love Me?” Oh, wait, that’s Have Faith Haiti’s very own “garage band” playing the song for the very first time, after listening to it...