It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of a beloved teacher at the Have Faith Haiti Mission, “Mr. Phedre.” Born Vladamir Delinois in Haiti, he lived in Brooklyn and Florida as a child. As an adult, he served in the U.S. Army, and returned to Haiti, where he joined the Mission teaching English. He worked with our high school students on their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) preparations, which is required for students to do well on if they are to gain admission to a college or university in the States.
Read more about him in Mitch Albom’s post from “Life at the Orphanage.”
The kids got to hold their own memorial for him earlier this week. We’re sharing some of Nahoum’s loving tribute here — it’s a must-watch.