ITIAH Bulletin
♥ February 2023 ♥
Message from the Founder

Dear Friends,

In the spirit of American heart month that is filled with love and compassion, we are grateful to spotlight those who have made an impact on Itiah Angels for Learning’s mission. I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has donated so far this year. Without your encouragement, the work that our volunteers are doing to create sustainability in a part of the world that is highly chaotic would not be possible.

With this edition of the newsletter, we will be learning about the challenges the students face in order to get to school and how together, we are making a difference to help them focus on learning. We implore you to please read the articles. The topics are researched and written by our student newsletter volunteers.

We wish to spotlight food insecurities that the girls are facing at this time with regards to Food insecurities, their need for good walking shoes. We also want to address the need to equip each  student with a tablet so they can continue their school work when the streets are too dangerous to navigate.

One last note, in July, we will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of Itiah Angels for Learning. The celebration “Gala of Angels” will be held in Princeton, New Jersey, home of one of the oldest colleges in the country. We hope we can count on your participation by attending and becoming a sponsor or patron for the event. 

Please keep an eye out for more information on the upcoming Gala, our “Love is in the Air Meet & Greet” event to learn how to sponsor a girl which is being held at Cafe Du Pain in Lawrenceville and our participation at the 10th Annual Black History Celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 3 to 8 PM at Lawrence High School.  We wish you a happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy Superbowl Sunday!


Marie Thadal

Good Shoes for Walking Souls

Itiah Angels for Learning (IAFL) is planning a shoe drive for the students at the Ecole Mere Louise elementary school in Haiti. Many students walk several miles to school. Their long commute is often made more difficult with ill-fitting or worn out shoes. Providing these students with a new pair of shoes will help support their learning by making their journey to school easier...

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Steps to Education, Still Far for Many Haitian Kids
Imagine a 6-year-old American or European child waking up in the morning to get ready for school. One parent may prepare a meal, ready the child for school, and wait at the corner of the house for the school bus to arrive. Now, imagine another child of the same age from Haiti, who wakes up in the morning and readies for school. This child wears a school uniform, and instead of waiting for a bus, must embark on an arduous journey of walking for at least 2 hours to reach the nearest school. This is an average day in the life of a 6-year-old, school-going Haitian child...
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Five Facts about Food Insecurity

Economic decline, reduced agricultural production, rising inflation, recurrent natural disasters, persistent political instability, and insecurity continue to limit populations’ access to essential commodities and contribute to worsening food security conditions in Haiti, according to a December report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. More than 4.7 million people in Haiti, or nearly half the population, are facing Crisis—IPC 3—or worse levels of acute food insecurity through February, including 19,000 people facing Catastrophe—IPC 5—conditions, according to the IPC’s October 2022 analysis...

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Show Your Love!

Itiah Angels for Learning is looking for full and co-sponsors for the following projects:

1. Tuition Goal for 2023-2024: For the upcoming school year, we aim to raise $20,000 for our girls.
2. Technology Program: We need assistance on sending the following:
  • 1 laptop, printer, screen and grade monitoring software to the school office
  • 100 tablets with wi-fi for students to continue school work at home when the streets are too dangerous for school to be opened. 
  • Backpacks with school supplies for 100 students
  • Black shoes for girls size 5 to 13 (100 shoes)
3. Itiah Angels for Learning's 5th Anniversary: The "Gala of Angels" celebration is planned for July 2023 in Princeton NJ. We will need sponsors & patrons for the event! More information to come!
Upcoming Events
10th Annual Black History Celebration - Saturday, February 25 @ 3-8pm

IAFL will be celebrating Black History Month with Lawrence High School at this event! Join us for music, delicious food, and shopping with a variety of Black businesses at 3pm. The official program begins at 5pm, where attendees will be wowed by local talent and student presentations that honor four trailblazers and a rising star recipient! 
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Love Is in the Air Meet & Greet - Saturday, February 11 @11am-1pm

At this event, learn how to sponsor one of our students at Café du Pain in Lawrenceville. Keep an eye out for more information!
Visit Cafe Du Pain Website
Gala of AngelsJuly 2023 @ Princeton, NJ

Celebrate IAFL's 5th Anniversary of doing good with us! We will need sponsors and patrons for this exciting event ($5000, $500, $50). Look out for more information!
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Make a donation, make a difference.
ITIAH Angels for Learning continues to provide educational materials for young students in Haiti thanks to our generous donors. We would greatly appreciate if you could contribute to our cause. Every donation matters, even the smallest ones.
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Newsletter Coordinators: Paige CornellKat DinhShu-Ping Jennifer ChenSerina Bernardo, Shivi Dhawan, Krutarth Trivedi, and Jolia Thadal
Graphic Designer: Claire Merkler

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