In March of this year (2011), The Caribbean Institute of Media Technologies opened the doors to its first “official” classroom space. In short order, we were flooded with enrollment applications. A waiting list soon formed (the waiting list is still taking names).
To put it mildly, despite the expected challenges that we faced and worked through, this was an exceptional year for Fireside International and the work of The CIMT. Not only did we enroll more than 100 students across four courses, we added two Haitian employees and have begun the important work of preparing for the inevitable growth that is already banging on the door.
The following video was filmed on November 17, 2011, at one of our end-of-year ceremonies. We ask you to sit back and breathe in the fresh aroma of Haitian success.
While the evening news is constantly overflowing with a strange mix of sadness, celebrity, corruption, and financial ruin…this is the Haiti that we regularly see. It is a Haiti where social class is pushed aside . . . where farmers and judges, children and adults, and rich and poor are learning side by side, laughing and growing together, and each becoming more powerful and independent.
This is a Haitian effort, from the learners to the leaders.
This, dear friends, is a movement of true empowerment.
But don’t take our word for it, take a look for yourself.