LIDE believes in capacity building from within. This means giving opportunities for growth and service to those who best understand the needs of a country — that county’s citizens.  Therefore, LIDE reaches out to Haiti’s bright University Students, artists, and career women, and brings them to rural communities as interns for training local facilitators and providing special workshops for participants.

 Nishina Previlon, an education major at Quisqueyah University and a H.E.L.P. scholar taught in our summer camp during her first internship, and then returned 1 year later as an assistant coordinator for a summer.  Nishina hopes to use her education and experience to improve the future of education in Haiti.

Nishina Previlon, an education major at Quisqueyah University and a H.E.L.P. scholar taught in our summer camp during her first internship, and then returned 1 year later as an assistant coordinator for a summer.  Nishina hopes to use her education and experience to improve the future of education in Haiti.

 Yolna Fraus offered master classes in photography for apprentices and participants during her internship with LIDE.

Yolna Fraus offered master classes in photography for apprentices and participants during her internship with LIDE.