2018 Haiti Dinner

2019 Haiti Dinner and Culture Night March 24th 6-8 p.m. - Niemeyer Multipurpose Room (MPR)




  • Taso Kabrit- Haitian goat
  • Avocado Salad - greens, carrots, bell peppers, tomato
  • Riz et Pwa - Haitian Rice with Red Beans
  • Makawoni au Graten - Haitian Mac and Cheese
  • Poule - Bone in Haitian Chicken
  • Haitian Red Sauce
  • Bannann Peze - Fried Plantains
  • Pikliz - Spicy Coleslaw
  • Sweet Potato Pudding Cake

Interested in giving to the Empowering Haiti Scholarship as a gift?

Fill out this form: 

We will send a gift card to the person of your choice with your gift amount.

If you have any questions or need help email Hannah Kirshman at [email protected]  



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The Empowering Haiti through Education Fund exists solely to support "rising stars" from Haitian high schools, who, without financial support, would not be able to realize their potential and pursue higher education in the USA. The scholarship helps these students to attend Grand Valley State University so that, after receiving their education, they can return to Haiti and further that nation's development.

If you would like to contribute please go to  www.gvsu.edu/giveonline and select from the gift options. You can find step by step instructions on how to give here.

If you would like more information, e-mail Dr. Peter Wampler at  [email protected], or Dr. Mark Schaub at  [email protected].

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Scholarship Progress as of 9/9/18

Scholarship Progress as of 9/9/18

"The Mapou tree is symbolic of Haiti's cultural identity as well as its collective strength. Spirits are said to reside in the Mapou tree, according to the Haitian elders who have preserved these trees for centuries. As other varieties fall victim to the machete destined to be charcoal, the Mapou has been spared. Elegant, beautiful and strong, this tree reflects the image of a Haiti we all remember well."   Source:  https://mapou.org/about_mapou.html

The Empowering Haiti through Education Fund is a bit like a Mapou tree seed.  Our hope is that someday the lives impacted and the benefits to Haiti will tower like a Mapou tree helping Haiti to restore their land.

Mapou Tree

Page last modified March 6, 2019