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How Do You Fill a Haitian Library With Books?

It is hard to describe the feelings you have when you are about to tackle the task of preparing a first ever public library for a community in Haiti. There is excitement, joy and unbridled energy in the building. The opportunity to meet and work with other volunteers and local […]

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Letter from the Board Chair, Paul D. Hopkins

Greetings – Salut – Alo! Hello to our Universal Learning Centre family. I am writing to provide an update on our progress since the beginning of the year, and some exciting news about upcoming events and programs. With the success of our two Galas in Arizona at the end of […]

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Run for the Border

The day before we were scheduled to leave Ouanaminthe this past August, we had lots of last minute activities going on. What I didn’t remember when I woke up was that I was not in control. No one is, especially in a developing country. I had briefly forgotten that and […]

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Goats Get Diarrhea Too: A Story with an Unfortunate Ending

While we were in Haiti last month, we visited our site in Pilate, which is a very remote town at what feels like the top of the world.  We reached Pilate after a fairly treacherous trip up the mountain on a road that is not paved, doesn’t have guardrails and […]

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Upcoming Trip to Haiti to Result in Two New Libraries

In August, 2011, the Parliament Foundation of Quebec announced its decision to award Universal Learning Centre a second grant of books in French.  This second grant is slated for sites in Ouanaminthe and Ferrier, Haiti. The grant resulted in a gift of 18,000 books in French. ULC-Ouanaminthe will hold approximately […]

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