The Haitian Education Project, Inc. (HEP)* has officially launched the first ever Slow Food convivia in Haiti. As part of the inaugural launch, HEP has established convivia in four areas –Port-au-Prince, Fort-Liberté, Pétion-ville, Cap-Haïtien– with plans to launch more in the near future. Each convivium will organize events and activities that promote local consumption, agricultural biodiversity, and sustainable food production. Slow Food in Haiti Convivia will also be represented at this year’s gastronomic festival Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin, Italy. “Protecting local food cultures and traditions promotes healthy societies,” says Guy Lainé, an agricultural engineer and Regional Project Director for HEP. “Traditional agriculture reduces pollution, minimizes climate change, and cultivates a better nutritional value in the foods we consume, which is of great importance to our health. Like the old adage goes: ‘We are what we eat.’”
The month of November was another successful month for HEP due to all the events that we held and the amount of people that participated with us. Some of the events that we held include the Know Your Candidate Political Forum, Fast For The Orphans, and Feast of The World. We also had an information table set up at Barnies Coffee and Tea shop in Lutz, FL. We invite you to continue to participate and join us in our future events as they are sure to be more successful and exciting.
Here are a few pictures that tell of our story and the message we are bringing to the the world during the month of November:
The month of October was a very busy month for the organization and we are thankful for everyone who collaborated with us in order to carry out our mission. Here are the key events that we participated in and worked on during the month of October.