Bama HERD: Teaching Business Skills through Interactive Activities
Jan06

Bama HERD: Teaching Business Skills through Interactive Activities

While in Haiti, Bama HERD (Haitian Economic Research and Development) taught a group of Haitians business fundamentals through a few small lectures and a large amount of interactive activities. One of my favorite activities was performed by teams of two standing back to back. One member of the team had a picture and the other member had a piece of paper and drawing utensil. The team members were not allowed to turn around and see what...

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Bama HERD: Farewell Haiti, it was Nice Seeing You Again
Jan04

Bama HERD: Farewell Haiti, it was Nice Seeing You Again

I’m back home now which, for me, means stuffing my face with greasy American food and reflecting on my time spent abroad (and yes, the first stop we made after leaving the Atlanta airport was McDonald’s). I can’t help but compare this trip to Haiti with our last trip this past May. There were so many new faces on our team and in the group of students we taught. We taught similar content but we were more prepared in...

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Preparing for my Return: Haitian Economic Research and Development
Dec14

Preparing for my Return: Haitian Economic Research and Development

I have already been to Haiti once before in May 2015. At that time I was part of a small group of people trying to tackle a very large issue: the Haitian economy. This is how Bama HERD (Haitian Economic Research and Development) was created. Our goal is to teach Haitian citizens computer, business, and entrepreneurship skills to provide economic empowerment and help with the creation of start-up companies in Haiti. Ever since then our...

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