My First Haiti Reportage

My First Haiti Reportage

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As most of you know, I was in Haiti a couple of weeks ago.  I had a number of people contact me through emails, facebook, and comments interested in what’s going on in the country.  It’s sad, but most of the mainstream media disappeared from Haiti a long time ago.  I felt as if it was a bit of my duty to get down in the trenches and report back as to what was happening on the ground.  While in Port au Prince, I stayed at the Haiti Communitaire compound in the neighbourhood of Tabarre.  It was there that I met up with Dani Nobrega with whom I was invited along with to watch the program “The Groove Method” in action.

The article from that amazing experience is published in the blog of my travel magazine.  You can read about my experience with the groove method over there by following this link. I really hope the article can serve as even a slice of inspiration.  It was a deep and powerful experience for myself and everyone involved.  I will have some articles on Haiti surfacing over here on Brendan’s Adventures over the next couple weeks as well.

Just so you know, the kids that stay at the orphanage we visited on this trip sleep on the floor of this dusty property.  In the next couple weeks we’re going to be running a bit of a fundraiser to see if we can get them some beds to sleep in!  Stay tuned for that.

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. Hey Brendan, what you’re doing is so inspirational. I love the idea behind the groove method! I recently did some orphanage work in Ghana and it was amazing how no matter what kind of emotional state everyone was in, as soon as you blasted some music everyone would be up dancing. Definitely a great tool! 🙂

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    • Hey Jessica, I’ve been listening to a lot of African music and have to say that I cannot wait until I get that way. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing!

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